Our Most Popular Models
Seamaster Aqua Terra
Seamaster Diver 300 M
Seamaster Planet Ocean
Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
The Omega Seamaster: Master of the Sea
The Omega Seamaster has been one of the world's most famous diving watches for decades. The collection contains numerous models with retro designs, as well as state-of-the-art tool watches. There is also a vast selection of vintage timepieces.
This page contains information about:
Seamaster Aqua Terra
Seamaster Diver 300 M
Seamaster Planet Ocean
Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
Diving Watches in Various Designs
The Seamaster collection is the oldest Omega series still in production. It has existed under this name since 1948. The Swiss manufacturer has continually expanded the series over the years and now offers timepieces in stainless steel, titanium, gold, ceramic, and platinum. In addition to the Seamaster 300, the series is home to the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M, Diver 300M, Bullhead, and Ploprof 1200M. Each model is a unique sub-collection within the larger Seamaster family.
The Seamaster 300 is the first choice of all those looking for a diving watch with the charm of timepieces from the 1950s and 60s. On the other hand, fans of modern tool watches should enjoy the Planet Ocean 600M and Diver 300M. Both models feature a helium escape valve at 10 o'clock, making them great choices for professional saturation diving. If you're on the market for a sporty dress watch, look no further than the Aqua Terra, Railmaster, and retro Seamaster 1948 lines. Finally, the Ploprof 1200M and Bullhead catch the eye with their bold and unusual designs.
No matter which Seamaster you choose, you can rest assured that it will be sufficiently water-resistant. The Aqua Terra and Bullhead have the lowest resistances at 150 m (15 bar, 492 ft), while the Ploprof tops the list with a depth rating of 1,200 m (120 bar, 3,937 ft). In 2019, Omega took things to the next level with the experimental Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional. This timepiece is water-resistant to 15,000 m (1,500 bar, 49,213 ft) and proved its capabilities as part of an expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
The various Seamaster lines also share their technology. They all come from the same workshops and have featured Co-Axial calibers since 1990. Omega even has some of these calibers certified as Master Chronometers by METAS. To earn this distinction, a movement must be especially precise and resistant to magnetic fields.
5 Reasons to Buy a Seamaster
- Collector's pieces that will appreciate in value
- Wide range of diving watches from retro to modern
- Ploprof 1200M: water-resistant to 1,200 m (120 bar, 3,937 ft)
- Stainless steel, gold, titanium, ceramic, and platinum cases
- Diver 300m and Planet Ocean with a helium escape valve
Prices at a Glance: Omega Seamaster
|Model, reference number||Price (approx.)||Water-resistance; other features|
|Aqua Terra GMT Worldtimer, 188.8.131.52.99.001||54,000 USD||150 m (15 bar, 492 ft); platinum case, world time display|
|Seamaster 300 Spectre, 184.108.40.206.01.001||11,000 USD||300 m (30 bar, 984 ft); stainless steel case, limited edition|
|Diver 300M 007 Edition, 220.127.116.11.01.001||10,000 USD||300 m (30 bar, 984 ft); titanium case, retro design, helium escape valve|
|Ploprof 1200M, 18.104.22.168.04.001||9,800 USD||1,200 m (120 bar, 3,937 ft); titanium case, helium escape valve|
|Bullhead Rio Olympics, 522.214.171.124.04.001||7,900 USD||150 m (15 bar, 492 ft); chronograph, limited edition|
|Seamaster 300 1957 Trilogy, 126.96.36.199.01.001||7,500 USD||300 m (30 bar, 984 ft); stainless steel case, retro design|
|Diver 300M Chronograph, 188.8.131.52.01.001||6,500 USD||300 m (30 bar, 984 ft); stainless steel case, chronograph|
|Planet Ocean GMT, 184.108.40.206.01.001||6,500 USD||600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft); stainless steel case, second time zone|
|Railmaster, 220.127.116.11.01.001||4,400 USD||150 m (15 bar, 492 ft); stainless steel case, magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss|
How much do the Seamaster 300 and Diver 300M cost?
The Seamaster is among the most comprehensive collections in Omega's portfolio. Prices largely depend on the exact model. This is especially true of the Seamaster 300, which has been in production since 1957. The Seamaster 300 is a classic diving watch with three hands, luminous indices, a unidirectional bezel, and water resistance to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft). Little has changed about its design since its introduction. Defining features include triangular hour indices; Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock; and an arrow-shaped hour hand.
The current Seamaster 300 measures 41 mm in diameter and is available in a number of materials and color schemes. You can choose from a stainless steel, gold, titanium, or platinum case. The most classic version has a black dial and bezel, though Omega also offers blue and green models. Each timepiece gets its power from a Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber.
Plan to spend around 5,200 USD for a modern Seamaster 300 in stainless steel. The titanium edition will set you back about 6,900 USD. Two-tone watches in stainless steel and gold cost slightly more at roughly 9,600 USD. Gold models demand approximately 28,000 USD, while prices for platinum Seamaster 300 timepieces begin at 40,000 USD.
Due to its long history, you will find plenty of vintage Seamaster 300 models on the market. Collectors are especially fond of watches from the 1960s. Well-maintained examples demand about 10,500 USD. You can save a few thousand dollars by purchasing the Seamaster 300 from the 1957 Trilogy instead. This model debuted in 2017 and combines the original's design with a modern Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber. This particular watch demands an investment of roughly 7,500 USD.
Seamaster Diver 300M
Omega launched the Seamaster Diver 300M in 1993. This model has a much more modern feel than the Seamaster 300. It features a diving bezel with rounded edges, a wave-pattern dial, and wide, skeletonized sword hands. The dial is available in several colors, including blue, black, white, and silver.
Another detail not found on the Seamaster 300 is the helium escape valve on the case at 10 o'clock. This mechanism protects the watch against potential damage caused by helium molecules entering the case when saturation diving. The Diver 300M's case is water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) and available in stainless steel, titanium, gold, or ceramic.
Omega currently produces the three-hand edition in three sizes: 36.25, 42, and 43.5 mm. The manufacturer reserves the largest size exclusively for ceramic models. No matter which version you choose, it will feature an automatic caliber with a co-axial escapement and Master Chronometer certification. You'll also find quartz-powered timepieces among older Diver 300M models. This includes 28-mm women's watches without a helium escape valve, which serve as an entry point into this collection at only 2,100 USD. A larger stainless steel watch with an automatic caliber is available at around 4,400 USD. Prices quickly begin to climb when precious metals are thrown into the mix. For example, a two-tone version in stainless steel and rose gold demands about 8,200 USD. Models in solid 18-karat gold change hands for roughly 18,000 USD.
In addition to the three-hand watches, the Diver 300 is available as a chronograph. Omega offers models with two or three subdials, as well as versions with a GMT function. You can purchase a 44-mm watch with three subdials for as little as 4,600 USD on Chrono24. However, these timepieces lack the distinctive wave pattern on their dials. This also applies to the Diver 300M GMT Chronograph, which demands prices starting at 5,400 USD. Omega also produces two-subdial editions in stainless steel. These watches cost roughly 6,300 USD. If you'd prefer a two-tone model, you should expect prices of around 11,500 USD. Gold timepieces occupy the top of the price range and sell for about 23,500 USD.
About the Planet Ocean and Ploprof
The Seamaster Planet Ocean is still a relatively new addition to the Omega catalog. Introduced in 2005, it has since developed into a large collection of diving watches. These watches are water-resistant to 600 m (1,969 ft) and feature a helium escape valve at 10 o'clock. In terms of design, they look like a modern interpretation of the Seamaster 300 thanks to their arrow-shaped hands and the numerals at 6, 9, and 12 o'clock.
You can choose from various watches with three hands, as well as models with a chronograph or GMT function. These watches come in your choice of a stainless steel, gold, ceramic, or titanium case. Once you've selected a case material and functionality, you have to decide whether you're willing to pay more for a model with an especially anti-magnetic Master Chronometer movement. There are also many color options. The dial is available in black, white, blue, gray, brown, and mother-of-pearl. The manufacturer also offers bezels in red and orange, as well as diamond-studded versions.
The three-hand models are the most affordable. A 37.5-mm piece in titanium with a blue dial and matching leather strap costs approximately 3,600 USD. However, Omega does not equip these watches with Master Chronometer calibers. Those looking for a timepiece with state-of-the-art technology will find affordable alternatives among the 39.5 and 43.5-mm stainless steel editions. Prices for these models sit between 5,000 and 5,400 USD.
Be sure to have about 5,300 USD on hand for a stainless steel Planet Ocean with a second time zone. Once again, this watch does without a Master Chronometer movement. The same timepiece with a Master Chronometer caliber costs around 6,500 USD. The version with a black ceramic case will set you back roughly 9,100 USD. Prices for a titanium chronograph depend on whether it has a Master Chronometer movement, and range from 6,600 to 8,000 USD. Gold models are the most expensive and demand around 17,000 USD with three hands and 25,000 USD with a stopwatch function. The addition of gemstones causes that price to climb to 28,000 USD and upwards.
Ploprof 1200M: Water-Resistant to 1,200 m
"Ploprof" stands for "plongeur professionnel," which is French for "professional diver." The Seamaster Ploprof more than does justice to this name. Two things stand out in addition to its dimensions (55 x 48 mm) and angular design: the crown at 9 o'clock surrounded by a massive crown protector and the diving bezel with a security pusher at 2 o'clock. Thanks to its automatic helium escape valve and water resistance to 1,200 m (120 bar, 3,937 ft), current models easily meet professional requirements.
Prices for a stainless steel Ploprof 1200M come in at around 7,300 USD. This model uses the Co-Axial caliber 8500 with a date display. If you prefer the version with a titanium case and Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8912, be prepared to spend about 9,800 USD. Two-tone watches in titanium and rose gold demand an additional 4,200 USD. Fans of vintage watches will find just what they're looking for with the Ploprof 600 from the 1970s. As its name suggests, this timepiece is water-resistant to 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft). You can purchase a model in good condition starting around 11,000 USD.
Anti-Magnetic and a Bullhead Design
The Seamaster Aqua Terra is perhaps the most elegant member of the Seamaster family. With its simple and linear design, this diving watch can easily pass for a dress watch. Its case is water-resistant to 150 m (15 bar, 492 ft). Three-hand watches make up the majority of this collection, though you will find chronographs and models with a second time zone as well. Omega even offers special editions for women in their Ladies' Collection. Master Chronometer movements have been powering the Aqua Terra since 2017. Before that, the series featured both automatic and quartz calibers.
Stainless steel quartz watches demand between 840 and 2,500 USD. Prices begin around 2,800 USD for older three-hand models with an automatic caliber and 4,500 USD for current stainless steel timepieces. Gold watches often change hands for upwards of 24,000 USD – especially those with diamonds on their dials and bezels. You can purchase a GMT edition for roughly 5,600 USD in stainless steel and 7,600 USD in titanium.
If you need to keep your eye on more than two time zones at once, you may prefer the Aqua Terra GMT Worldtimer. This timepiece has a world time display, meaning it can show the time in 24 time zones simultaneously. Perhaps this watch's most stunning feature is the stylized Earth in the center of its dial. You can call the stainless steel edition your own for about 8,600 USD. The version in 18-karat rose gold requires an additional 12,000 USD. The GMT Worldtimer is also available in platinum. Only 87 copies exist of the platinum model, which sells for around 54,000 USD.
Those looking for an Aqua Terra with a chronograph function should plan to spend at least 4,000 USD. Models that combine a chronograph and GMT function demand roughly 6,400 USD. Prices for watches with gold and diamonds are significantly higher and range from 12,000 to 34,000 USD.
In summer 2020, Omega announced an especially light Aqua Terra model: the Aqua Terra Ultra Light. Omega crafts not only the case out of titanium but also parts of the manual caliber 8928 Ti. Together with its textile strap, this watch weighs a remarkable 55 grams. However, such a unique creation comes at a price, and Omega lists this timepiece for 48,600 USD.
Bullhead: A Bull on Your Wrist
The Seamaster Bullhead is a coveted collector's item. Two push-pieces flank the main crown at 12 o'clock on top of the wedge-shaped case, giving the watch the look of a bull's head. Another crown sits at 6 o'clock and is used to operate the inner bezel. This unusual chronograph made its debut in 1969. After decades of quietly developing a cult following, many watch enthusiasts rejoiced when Omega reintroduced the Bullhead almost entirely unchanged in 2013.
The new edition costs around 7,400 USD, while well-maintained examples from 1969 sell for about 11,500 USD. Collectors may also be interested in the limited-edition models, such as the one dedicated to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. You can call this timepiece your own for approximately 7,900 USD.
Railmaster: High Magnetic Resistance
Even though the Railmaster isn't a diving watch, it's still part of the Seamaster family. When Omega first presented this timepiece in 1957, it was mainly aimed at people whose work included regular exposure to strong magnetic fields. Magnetic fields can have a major effect on a watch's functioning. Omega solved this problem by housing the movement in an internal cage made of soft iron, which protected it against magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss. Thanks to their Master Chronometer movements, current models can resist up to 15,000 gauss.
The Railmaster only comes as a three-hand timepiece in stainless steel – a reflection of its purpose as a functional and reliable tool. Plan to spend around 4,200 USD on a new 40-mm edition. The limited 1957 Trilogy series also features a Railmaster, which is very similar to the original model. This timepiece costs about 6,300 USD. You'll have to spend significantly more if you're looking for a vintage watch from 1957. Prices for these pieces usually sit around 22,500 USD.
The Seamaster: 007's Reliable Companion
The most well-known Omega Seamaster wearer is British secret agent James Bond. In the 1995 film "GoldenEye", Pierce Brosnan wears a Diver 300M with a blue dial. This movie marked the debut of both Brosnan and the Seamaster in the Bond series. You can find this watch on Chrono24 selling for around 2,300 USD.
Since then, Omega has released limited-edition Bond watches for each new entry in the franchise. This includes the Diver 300M Casino Royale, Seamaster 300 Spectre, and Planet Ocean Skyfall. Each watch offers the same technology as their respective standard editions but features 007-themed dials or engravings that make them especially popular among fans and collectors. Prices for Bond watches depend on the exact model and its condition and range from 4,000 to 11,000 USD.
Omega announced several watches in anticipation of the 2020 James Bond movie "No Time to Die." One is the Diver 300M 007 Edition in titanium, which costs about 10,000 USD. The manufacturer also released three versions of the Diver 300M James Bond Limited Edition. The main difference between these three timepieces is their material. You can choose from stainless steel, 18-karat yellow gold, or a platinum and gold alloy. The stainless steel version is limited to a run of 7,007 pieces and demands roughly 8,400 USD. You can also buy it as part of a set with the gold model, of which only 257 copies exist. Together, these two watches will set you back over 48,500 USD. Finally, the platinum James Bond Numbered Edition is the most expensive and has a list price of 51,900 USD.
The History of the Seamaster
Omega initially designed the Seamaster as a plain, all-purpose men's watch with improved water resistance. However, this changed in 1955 when diver Gordon McLean wore the Seamaster on his wrist to a depth of 62.5 m (205 ft) off the coast of Australia. The watch lived up to its name, and it withstood the dive undamaged. An innovation at the time was the rubber O-ring, which replaced the use of lead or shellac. When developing the Seamaster, Omega was able to draw on the experience they had gained when creating the Marine in 1932. This rectangular watch was made for life under the waves and was the first timepiece to receive a certificate of water resistance after testing in a laboratory.
In 1956, Omega sent the Seamaster on a polar route over the North Atlantic attached to the outside of a Douglas DC-6 aircraft. One year later, the Biel-based manufacturer introduced the Seamaster 300, a version that is still in production today. The Seamaster 300 quickly gained a strong reputation among professional divers. Many divers from the civil and military sectors chose to wear this watch, including the British Royal Navy's Special Boat Service. In 1963, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau used the Seamaster during his experiments with the underwater station Precontinent II off Sudan's Red Sea coast. Swiss brands like Omega, Blancpain, and Rolex have been competing to create the best diving watch ever since. Of course, there will never be an objective winner because personal preference plays such a large role when watch enthusiasts make their purchases.
In 1970, Omega added the Seamaster 600 to its collection. The watch functioned up to a simulated depth of 1,370 m (137 bar, 4,495 ft) in laboratory tests. It finally stopped working after the water pressure warped the 4-mm thick crystal so far inward that it impeded the second hand. At such depths, the pressure is about 1,990 pounds per square inch (140 kilograms per square centimeter). Outside the laboratory, its bigger sister, the Seamaster 1000, reached a depth of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) while attached to a robotic arm on the Beaver Mark IV submarine. Seamaster watches were used to time many free diving records in the 1980s and 90s.