Omega and its most devoted followers are jubilant in 2017 as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary. This is a very special moment for the Swiss watchmaker as it was at this time exactly 60 years ago that they introduced three very special watches: the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster. Watch lovers from around the world waited with expectant breath and Omega definitely delivered on three of the most anticipated watches of all time.
Today, Omega has presented three limited edition watches created from digital scans and original drawings. This has enabled them to perfectly match the size and dimensions of the originals. Their look is incredibly retro, featuring an exposed crown and vintage lume, while benefiting from the advances of modern technology in a very subtle way.
The two three-handed models are powered by a self-winding Calibre 8806, which is anti-magnetic, and they are protected by sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside. However, the chronograph is equipped with the hand-winding Calibre 1861 and is the only watch of the three to feature hesalite crystal. Each watch in the collection comes with a stainless steel bracelet, a leather strap and a NATO strap.
There are two options for how you purchase these very special watches. You can buy one or two of them as they a very limited, with only 3,557 units being produced. They are presented in boxes that resemble the originals from when they were launched in 1957. Alternatively, you could go all in and purchase them as a trio together in boxed sets that are limited to only 557 units.
If you choose to go for the watches in a set, each one will feature the extra printing of “Trilogy” on the faces, as well as their limited edition number between the hands. However, these details could perhaps be seen as trivial compared to the extra goodies that come with the set, such as the oak wood box and the leather watch roll. As we expect, the set is far more limited than the individual pieces and if they were bought separately would cost $29,200 while the boxed set is $30,000.
Of course, these watches are perfectly suited for wearing as you go about your daily life, as the only thing dated about them is their look, everything else about them is modern. For example, the Seamaster 300 is water resistant up to a depth of 300 metres. The Railmaster is anti-magneticas per Omega’s original design objective in 1957. While the Speedmaster is undeniably handsome. Additionally, you may choose to keep the watches pristine as a showpiece and continue your daily life as usual.
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