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Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s WatchWhat it is:

The Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch – also known as the Omega Seamaster Regatta is both for professional and daily use. The countdown indicator is created specifically for high-speed water sports.

The Layout:

A matte, more graphite-gray than black dial features yellow and silver accented hands and markers, with an entirely yellow chapter ring running around its edges. The five-minute regatta countdown tracker is integrated to the 30-minute chrono-register (3’o clock); the date window is at 6, which confuses a little about the 12-hour chrono-register if you don’t know it already.

The matte black unidirectional rotating bezel of the Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch is ceramic, not steel. It acts as a timer for longer spans. The helium-escape valve is on the case at 10’o clock while the regular seconds indicator is at 9.

The caliber 3330 is built upon ETA architecture with Silicon being a part of the Co-Axial escapement as well. It is chronometer-certified and first appeared in the 2012 Speedmaster Racing. The Omega Co-Axial calibre 3330 movement uses column-wheel chronograph mechanism, its free sprung-balance fitted with a Si14 silicon spring. The power reserve is of 52 hours (approx) on a fully winded mainspring. Precise and solid, the Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch exemplifies how precise timekeeping should be for Regattas.

The Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch was built to celebrate the continued relationship between Omega and the ETNZ, the Emirates Team New Zealand. The event was the 2013 edition of the American’s Cup boat-race. Omega’s long term contribution to the building of millions-of-dollar worth racing yachts and catamarans shows through each of the 2,013 watches. ETNZ, in return, genuinely appreciates Omega’s support and long-term dedication to the sport.

At 44mm across, the Omega Seamaster Professional Co-Axial Diver’s Men’s Watch has a fantastic size and improvements upon the Seamaster design but without ruining its classic appeal. The boating chronograph or alternatively, regatta timer – this Omega designed watch counts the minutes before a race starts. The color scheme matches that of the ETNZ team boats.

The case back bears an engraving of the ETNZ team logo. It also mentions about the 34th anniversary of sponsoring the American’s Cup. It is one of Omega’s marine-themed timepieces, but this time, Omega built a true sailing watch. Still better – it’s an entry-level Omega that offers value and shares a lot of features from the Seamaster Planet Ocean chronograph.

The metal bracelet of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Men’s Watch looks incredibly cool. It has the feel of the sport and the feel comes without having to try at all! It’s easily wearable as a daily timepiece.

What we appreciate so much about the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph ETNZ is that it reminds us of a time not so long ago when an Omega wasn’t an almost $10,000 investment. Sure, the brand has upgraded many of its products and features, but they have also priced themselves out of reach of many people who miss being able to afford new Omegas on a somewhat regular basis. While the ETNZ version will be limited to 2,013 in black and red, a non-limited version of the Omega Seamaster Professional Watches will come out soon in black and yellow.

Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens Watch

Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens WatchThe Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens Watch in steel is the most classical amongst the entire Constellation series; in the sense, it carries almost everything the famed watch designer Gerald Genta had thrown into the Omega Constellations of the 1960s.

Readily recognizable due to the presence of the case claws holding the case and the bezel together, the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens Watch carries the legacy of the original Constellation aesthetics, also through the ring of Roman numeral hour markers on the bezel. The real appeal comes from the case and the bracelet designs, working together in an unified manner; going together and bringing even some of the early-80s design elements into the mix. The whole blend thus becomes a timeless union of important details from different eras, , thus helping to leverage the Omega DNA all the more.

It’s a dramatic yet enduring designing concept that makes the Omega Constellation Chronometer Mens Watch stand out from the other dress pieces in the category. The first one is definitely the Griffes (or claws), followed by the striking, silver dial, featuring a a date window at the 3 o’clock position. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal guards it from the top, while the engraved Roman numerals on the bezel add a fair bit of sportiness and keep things from turning bland. At 38 mm across, the stainless steel case doesn’t appear as small as it should have; the bezel gets the thanks for it.

The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 can be viewed through the transparent case-back and a considerable portion of the fine refinements that make it up. This in-house movement comes with a Co-Axial Escapement, which ensures greater precision with stability and enhanced durability, more than the other type of escapements. Fitted with a bi-directionally swinging rotor, it has a significantly reduced winding time and on a fully wound mainspring, can go on for 60 hours without slowing down. The chronometer is a certification of the high precision this movement delivers.

The Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer Mens Watch gives you that sensational feeling that your grandfather might have felt way back in the days when sobriety and courteousness used to be a way of a slower-paced-than-now life. If you wanted a piece to suit all your formal dressing, the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens Watch is the one to go for. As a office- or a business-wear, it shines and excels, leaving nothing behind to be convinced about. The Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer Mens Watch speaks for itself – not just to them into the finer sides of life but also to the crowd to whom a watch is not so unless it is a big, gimmicky piece with a myriad things going on its dial.

Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men’s Watch

Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men's WatchIt would be very wrong to think that the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men’s Watch is just another tribute from the Swatch group to its historical line of De Ville watches. Instead, think of it as a contemporary classic in a timeless design with that vintage feel brought upon full tilt!

What started back in the 1960s resurfaced once more, embodying the heritage of the Omega De Ville series, introduced as a part of the Seamaster collection that embodied the true feel of the classic dress watch. The charm of the De Ville has increased over the years and today, it epitomises our idea of being classy, dressy and elegant. Today’s De Ville appeals to a wider market; of consumers who are always in the hunt for interesting designs and variety at a competitive price – a price that’s far too less if the timelessness of the design is to be considered. And that’s just one aspect to it.

An interesting fact about the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men’s Watch is it’s the smallest of all Omega men’s watches. Measuring a pert 39.5-mm across (with crown), it’s still a millimetre and a half larger than the vintage pieces per se. Understated, sleek and vintage-Seamaster-inspired, the De Ville is nothing short of being called appealing and will stay that way even in the days of the future. This is the sole reason that the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men’s Watch has now become the brand’s one of the most popular products and stays pure and unaffected, if compared to the classic 1967 styling.

But most interesting part of the Omega Constellation Co-Axial 424. Men’s Watch is perhaps its Co-Axial calibre 2500 movement that was built upon the Omega Cal 1120. The addition of co-axial escapement makes it one of the sturdiest and most reliable of chronometer movements in the entire watch-making industry. For those who want to go a bit deeper, the Cal. 1120 movement is a decorated and fine-tuned version of the ETA 2892-A2 workhorse.

The Co-Axial escapement utilises two escape-wheels (with added jewels) that are mounted together and work in conjunction, releasing the torque delivered by the main spring. This results in less friction, since there’s no more of multiple jewels to slide along the teeth of a single wheel; instead, in this case, there are three of them to catch the edge of the teeth on two wheels, resulting in less friction for the escapement and extending the service periods.

However, putting all those technicalities aside, the overall design of the Omega Seamaster Professional Diver Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 424. Men’s Watch is pure and unaffected classical and its luxurious black leather strap magnifies that feel even more. An elegant version of polish, class and sophistication, if truth be told!