Today on my wrist is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black, which, as the name suggests, is a black-talking diver’s watch.
The Seamaster is Omega’s legendary diver’s watch collection, which offers plenty of options for demanding watch lovers in different model series. The manufacturer’s so-called The Seamaster Diver 300M, representing the entry level collection, is the most popular of these and it is the most extensive of the collection.
The brand’s collaboration with the James Bond franchise, thanks to which agent 007 has trusted Omega for three decades, starting with Pierce Brosnan’s first Golden Eye movie, has undoubtedly contributed to the collection’s popularity. The latest fruit of the collaboration is the titanium 007 Edition, part of the Seamaster Diver 300M model series.
The most interesting newcomer to the Seamaster Diver 300M model series is the black-talking Black Black.
Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black
Black Black is a full-blooded representative of the Diver 300M watch collection. The watch has a 300-meter water resistance, a screw-down crown, a METAS-certified anti-magnetic Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806 movement with a power reserve of 55 hours, and a very comfortable rubber strap on the wrist. The feel of the watch’s crown is precise and setting the time is effortless.
In contrast to the standard size of 42 millimeters (this is the basic size of the steel-cased Seamaster Diver 300M watch models), the Black Black is one and a half millimeters larger. The watch case, as well as the crown, helium valve, bezel and dial are made of ceramic material developed by Omega. The buckle of the rubber bracelet is also ceramic.
The ceramic and matte-surfaced bezel rotates only counterclockwise, and its raised scale with numerals, as well as the snow spot at 12 o’clock, have received an anthracite gray SuperLuminova treatment. The same snow mass has been used in the skeleton hands of the watch, as well as in the pvd-coated indexes of the dial. This, together with the sapphire glass with anti-reflection on both sides, makes the Black Black, perhaps somewhat contrary to expectations, easy to read, both in light and in the dark.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black is a pleasant acquaintance that feels slightly smaller on the wrist. Since the ceramic used in the watch is twice as light as steel, it makes the Black Black as light as titanium and, at least in this way, fits better than steel models on my wrist. The rubber strap, which allows the watch to sit in the middle of the wrist, also does its part for a better fit.
In terms of style, Black Black is a sporty leisure watch that you can wear anywhere without worry.
The popularity of the Black Black model has been solid worldwide, so it has had to wait a bit in some places. The recommended price of the watch is 9900 euros.
In a nutshell
- Manufacturer: Omega
- Collection: Seamaster Diver 300M
- Reference: 188.8.131.52.01.003
- Movement: Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806
- Frequency: 25,200
- Power reserve: 55 hours
- Watch case: ceramic (ZrO2)
- Diameter of the watch without crown: 43.5 mm
- Case thickness: 14.47 mm
- Glass: sapphire (anti-reflective on both sides)
- Water resistance: 300 m (30 bar)
- Strap width: 21 mm
- Strap: rubber with ceramic buckle
- Price: €9,900
- Retailer: Lindroos