Out of the blue, Omega Watches 2015 Replica today debuted the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia, a stylish, retro-inspired take on the Seamaster, offered in a highly elegant 39.5mm case, crafted from either Omega’s proprietary 18k Sedna gold or… yes, stainless steel.
On a personal note, the 40mm-wide De Ville Trésor has been probably my favorite modern Omega: it’s classical, restrained, and under-the-radar, but, with its curvy case and dial, it’s plenty interesting for a dress watch. Plus, its Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement delivers all the goodies Omega Watches Johannesburg Replica can engineer into a movement today… So what exactly is the matter with the Trésor? It’s not available in steel but exclusively in – very pricey – gold of different types…
…Which leads us to the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia, a new Seamaster that offers comparably beautiful and restrained styling in a classical 39.5mm case, a METAS-certified Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement (now an automatic over the Trésor’s hand-wound), and refreshingly, it does come in Sedna gold and steel. And, if you hadn’t guessed already, there is, of course, a story to go with it as well.
Omega says the idea for the Seamaster’s sea horse logo came when one of Omega’s designers visited Venice and saw the gondolas adorned with this fascinating animal – he liked the possible connection with it and the Seamaster and, since 1957, the Seahorse emblem has been associated with this collection.
While self-proclaimed Omega historians will certainly know of a few vintage Seamasters from the mid-1900s, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that most Omega fans and buyers today think not of a vintage dress watch when they hear the word Seamaster. Yet, this new-for-2017 piece shares numerous design elements with Seamasters of old, reminding everyone that the Seamaster has not always been about chunky, sporty, and colorful. It goes to show that, if you think about it, not only is Omega itself a very versatile and complex brand, but even its collections can be a bit all over the place sometimes.
The Omega Watches With 9300 Movement Replica Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was released in the ’90s, helping show that Omega wasn’t stuck in 1969 with the wound mechanical Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” as their cutting-edge astronaut gear. But similar to Breitling’s Professional line of watches, also with hybrid analog-digital displays, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 was also convincingly meant for professional aviation purposes. It remains a peripheral branch of the Speedmaster group that particularly dedicated watch fans and brand enthusiasts also can enjoy.There’s no motive, however, that it has to be solely for aviation and aerospace, as the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch shows. I believed it was worth mentioning that the sailing group members use the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ while on board because it does add some credibility to the watches’ intended sensible use and durability (water-resistance aside). This may cause some watchnerds to blink, as that is basically the minimal water-resistance rating for any modern opinion, also this one is designed to be involved with watersports. Boats ideally stay on top of the water, yes, but 30m of water immunity refers to the water pressure below 30m of absolutely still water. We generally recommend that you don’t do anything besides washing your hands using a 30m-water-resistant watch – mostly dress watches. Granted, there are a bunch of buttons and places where water ingress becomes an issue about the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ, and it looks like they are intended to actually be used – however even most G-Shocks come with 200m water-resistance.
While you could consider this another 60th-anniversary tribute, I think the new Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia should really just be left alone to be what it actually is: a heavily vintage-inspired, retro-looking dress watch, something that’s been missing from Omega’s stable for some time now. The Globemaster is available in steel but is more modern in its design, even if it is not without its own vintage-tribute details.
The Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia has a domed, silvery, off-white dial with applied indices, Omega Watches 1990 Replica logo and text, and a pair of thin, polished leaf-style hands – all of this is in 18k Sedna gold on both model variants. Legibility, because the dials appear to be more satin than shiny, should be alright – it would have been sad to see this piece ruined by the horribly illegible combination of a shiny dial and shiny, skinny hands. Love it or hate it, there is also a subtle date aperture at six, maintaining the symmetry of the dial.
Over the dial is a domed sapphire crystal that should add more depth to the skinny-looking watch – no official figures on thickness but considering the basic functionality of the movement and the small diameter of the case, we’d be surprised if this was a burger. Water resistance is an ample 60 meters or 200 feet, not bad for a gold dress watch and just enough that you never have to worry about it.
Exposed via the laser-engraved sapphire case-back is the Omega Caliber 8801, an automatic Co-Axial movement boasting METAS-approved quality control and a resistance to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The gold version will come with an 18k Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight. Power reserve is 55 hours which isn’t bad considering the relatively small size of the case and, therefore, movement.
Pricing for the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia is a marketable €5,900 in steel (reference 518.104.22.168.02.001) and €13,200 in 18k Sedna gold (reference 522.214.171.124.02.001). As you might have guessed by now, both pieces will only be available for purchase in Venice, Italy. omegawatches.com