OMEGA’s new Seamaster Diver 300M in black ceramic and titanium

The new generation Seamaster Diver 300M is arguably the 2018 OMEGA most important new product, and while it’s not as talked about as the Apollo 8 or the first-gen Seahorse replica, it’s in the minds of old OMEGA fans The location and sales of the real ability but any topic models are hard to rival, and this point we from the brand in the second half of 2018 marketing The direction can also be seen. After the end of the 2018 campaign, OMEGA has started 2019 off with this All Black’s new model; simply put this is the black ceramic version of the new Seahorse Diver 300, albeit with a premium element but the change itself isn’t unusual, and it’s interesting that this small change does create a rather different character for the model. And comparing it to the sunburst Diver 300 and the higher-end Planet Ocean shows that the A number of brands have made the distinction in product positioning.

One big difference between the black ceramic model and the regular model is the approach to the face plate, which also makes ripples on the zirconia ceramic plate, but For the standard model, the laser is used to engrave a concave female text, while for the black ceramic model, a convex male text is used, so there should be a similar pattern between the two. There is a difference.

The black ceramic model has a diameter of 43.5mm, which is 1.5mm larger than the metal case. It may be that it is still necessary to match the processing of ceramic material. In the past, when OMEGA introduced ceramic models for both Seamaster and Speedmaster, they would emphasize that they were all ceramic exteriors. Even the bottom cover is made of ceramic, and there is no metal interior, but this one is made of titanium, which is rare. The metal has a transparent back, the bezel’s frame is also titanium, and only the middle coloured ring is ceramic.

The bezel is titanium on the outside and black ceramic on the middle coloured bezel with the indices and numbers in a recessed negative text filled with white. Enamel. Although the Swatch Group now has ceramic rings in almost every price point, the quality of OMEGA’s Still the best.

The bottom cover and bezel are not ceramic at first glance sounds like a drop in the bucket, the problem is that the seahorse is screwed in, and it’s going to take the lack of metal malleability Locking the ceramic back into a case made of the same material is a difficult technique, which is why the original Planet On the other hand, the bezel of a dive watch is a movable part, and the use of metal is one of the reasons why Ocean makes ceramic casebacks so easy to justify. Or ceramic also involves the mechanism underneath, not unlike the usual external parts that just change, so OMEGA is withholding here By not using ceramic for the caseback and bezel, we are keeping costs under control, as both are expensive to make, and this effort has also made the watch more affordable. The final pricing could be a hundred grand cheaper than Planet Ocear Deep Black, also in black ceramic. maintains the separation between the two.
OMEGA’s “Naiad Lock” system allows the ceramic caseback to be locked into the ceramic case, while ensuring that the “Naiad Lock” on the caseback is not damaged. The principle behind the lettering being positioned in the right place should have something to do with stress control; this one, since it has a titanium backing. The Naiad Lock plays mostly into that positioning.