In 1969, Omega released the Seamaster Bullhead chronograph, named so for its distinctive case silhouette reminiscent of a bull’s head with its winding crown at 12 o’clock flanked by two chronograph pushers, along with an additional crown at 6 o’clock to control the internal bezel. Yet again, the current-production Seamaster Bullheads are re-issues of the original model but they benefit from modern enhancements in mechanics and materials.
All modern Omega Seamaster watches have state-of-the-art movements.
Elegant Seamaster Sports Watches
The Seamaster Aqua Terra is Omega’s offering in the everyday luxury watch genre. It is named after the Latin words for water and earth to emphasize the sentiment that these watches can be worn all the time. They are not specifically intended for diving but with a water resistance rating of 150 meters, Aqua Terra watches can certainly handle water-based activities. The core watches of the Aqua Terra collection feature round cases, smooth bezels, grooved-dials (to mimic the wooden decks of luxury yachts), and time and date functionality. The Aqua Terra collection is one of the most varied Omega watches, offering a vast assortment of metal, bracelet, and dial colors.
Aside from the time and date Aqua Terra models, there are also more complicated ones such as GMTs, Annual Calendars, Worldtimers, and Day-Dates. Additionally, there are Aqua Terra “Golf” watches, which underline Omega’s longstanding commitment to the sport.
Certain sub-collections of the Seamaster like the Planet Ocean are available in a variety of materials.
Omega Seamaster Diving Watches
While there are many other types of models within the collection, the Omega Seamaster range is most famous for its lineup of dive watches – and there are three distinct Omega dive watch models.
Omega introduced the Seamaster Diver 300M in 1993 as the company’s go-to modern dive watch. As its name implies, the Seamaster Diver 300M has a water-resistance rating of 300 meters and includes a helium escape valve (HEV) on its case. As with all modern dive watches, the Diver 300M also includes unidirectional rotating bezels and luminous details on the dial. In true Omega form, there’s a wide array of case metals, bracelet materials, and dial colors available, and the most modern versions are furnished with ceramic bezels.
In 2005, Omega unveiled the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M diving watch with even deeper water resistance and bolder designs than the Diver 300M lineup. While the watch model is loosely based on the Seamaster 300M from 1957, the Planet Ocean is entirely modern in execution. Aside from the standard time and date Planet Ocean models, Omega also makes Planet Ocean Chronographs and Planet Ocean GMT watches. Plus, the collection boasts some cool case material options like titanium, ceramic, and platinum, along with the standard stainless steel, gold, and two-tone choices. All Omega Planet Ocean watches have HEVs and current-production models are equipped with ceramic bezels.
In the early 1970s, Omega launched the Ploprof 600M and Ploprof 1000M (Plongeur Professionnel, or “professional diver” in French) to serve technical diving. However, rather than fitting the watches with HEVs to deal with the helium issue, Omega constructed the Ploprof in such a way that helium molecules could not penetrate the case. While today’s iterations, the Ploprof 1200M, do indeed have HEVs, their distinctive and chunky case shapes are almost identical to the 1970’s versions.