To mark two major milestones this year – the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster Diver 300m as well as the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster name – Omega has put together a 10-day exhibition taking place in Singapore from October 4 to 14. It chronicles the model’s history, from its beginnings in 1948 to the latest Seamaster Diver 300m launched at Baselworld 2018.
Located at the open atrium of ION Orchard mall, the exhibition includes a “heritage tunnel” that showcases 16 historically significant Seamaster models, including early bumper automatics, the Seamster 300 CK2913 and “Big Triangle”, the massive Ploprof, the less massive Seamaster 120m “Baby Ploprof”, and of course, arguably the most famous Seamaster in pop culture: the all-blue Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan when he first played James Bond in GoldenEye.
The exhibition also touches on Omega’s prominence in military timekeeping, including the British military-issue Omega “WWW”, short for “wrist, watch, waterproof”. One of the “Dirty Dozen” – military watches supplied by 12 manufacturers to the British military in the 1940s – the Omega “WWW” found its way to the wrists of 110,000 pilots, naval officers and soldiers.
The rest of the space is dedicated to the new Seamaster 300m Diver collection, essentially a heavily upgraded version of the Seamaster Mr Brosnan made famous as James Bond.
The line-up is comprised of 14 models, including six in stainless steel and eight in a mix of stainless steel and gold. Now a larger 42mm in diameter (for the mens’ version), the new Seamasters feature ceramic dials laser-engraved with a wave motif as well as ceramic bezels. More crucially, they are equipped with the Master Co-Axial cal. 8800 movement that boasts the lubrication-free Co-Axial escapement invented by George Daniels, as well as a magnetism resistance of over 15,000 Gauss thanks to the Si14 silicon hairspring and patented alloys for the escapement parts.
Open till October 14, 2018, the Seamaster exhibition is open daily to the public from 10am to 10pm, and takes place just in front of ION Orchard, located at:
2 Orchard Turn
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