Nekton is a UK non-profit research foundation that aims to protect the oceans and has been established since 2015. Omega has always been connected with the oceans and sea life, supporting many organization and individuals in these missions. Nekton is one of those organizations sponsored by Omega in these assignments, which one of his submersibles was named “Seamaster 2” in honour of Sir Peter Blake whose last yacht was called “Seamaster”.
Sir Peter Blake was an important New Zealand sailor who won the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race and led the New Zealand Team to win the American’s Cup with NZL 32 in 1995 and 2000. After racing, he was an active member in the defence and conservation of marine life on board his boat, which he renamed “Seamaster” until 2001 when he was tragically killed by pirates on one of his expeditions to the Amazon. Sir Peter Blake has been an Omega ambassador since 1995, hence this tribute now.
Now It’s time to look at the latest edition of the Omega Seamaster 300M series, so let’s start with the innovations this new Nekton Edition brings to us, the titanium bezel is what stands out most in our eyes, the material used is a grade 5 titanium and the numerals on the diving scale are laser-ablated, a technique that was also used on the black ceramic ZrO2 dial, with a matte finish with polished waves in positive relief.
Within this Seamaster, we can find an In-house movement Caliber 8806, a METAS (and COSC) certified master chronometer that can withstand magnetic fields of 15,000 gausses. The caseback is a solid screw-in case engraved with the Nekton submergible. Although it is not possible to observe how the movement works, it is decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque and rhodium-plated rotor and bridges.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition will be available in October and in two versions, one with an integrated black rubber strap at a price of € 5,530 and another with a stainless-steel bracelet at a price of € 5,940.
Model: Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition
Reference: 126.96.36.199.01.002 (on rubber strap) and 188.8.131.52.01.002 (on stainless steel bracelet)
Dial: Black ceramic
Indexes: Applied markers
Case Material: Stainless Steel, grade 5 titanium bezel
Case Dimensions: 42mm Diameter, 13.5mm Thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Solid Screw-in
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, diving bezel
Frequency: 3.5 Hz
Power Reserve: 55 Hours
Chronometer Certified: METAS ( and COSC) certified
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Rubber strap or stainless-steel bracelet
Price: € 5,530 (rubber strap), € 5,940 (stainless-steel bracelet)