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An evening with OMEGA for the Seamaster Novelties Preview

An unforgettable evening of elegance and precision as OMEGA unveiled the new line up of Seamaster watches.

By Raja Izz

Photos by GC

On the 10th of July, Gentleman's Code was thrilled to attend OMEGA Seamaster Novelties Preview at the Presidential Suite @ EQ, to discover the new line up of Seamaster watches.

The evening began with a delicious canope, followed by a presentation by OMEGA Malaysia Vice President, Mr. Martin Issing. Martin gave a brief overview of the history of the Seamaster collection, before highlighting the new models that were being previewed.

Mr. Martin Issin, VP of OMEGA Malaysia shared the historic journey of Seamaster

It was 2 week after the OMEGA Seamaster 75th anniversary celebrations in Mykonos, and so naturally Martin began by talking about the serenity on the ocean and sandy beach — before veering off in some very interesting history of Seamaster watches.

As highlighted by Martin, the Seamaster collection was first launched in 1948, coinciding with OMEGA ’s 100th anniversary. By the time the Seamaster was released, OMEGA had already produced watches for the pilots, navigators and soldiers of Great Britian’s Ministry of Defence to support its Air Force and Navy pilots during WW2. This gave the brand the ability to progress quickly in the fields of water resistance, anti-magnetism and robustness, creating a series of watches with the ability to take on the toughest conditions. The Seamaster was thus billed as a collection that blended battle-proven technology with an elegant exterior.

Martin was also passionately shared the extraordinary watch that made the world’s deepest dive to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench - the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional, a watch tested at 1,500 bars or 15,000 metres and which survived a world record dive of 10,928 metres in 2019.

According to OMEGA, the dial pattern is an "accurate representation of the bottom of the Challenger Deep," the deepest point in the Mariana Trench," which was mapped out by the Five Deeps team using nearly a million sonar points. That dial then is coated with liquid enamel in a flowing pattern to create visual depth. And if you shine a UV light on it, there's a bit of hidden text that says "Omega Was Here," signifying the world record dive of 10,935 meters. It's a super cool dial for such an intense tool.

The new line up of Seamaster watches

The Seamaster was launched in 1948 to coincide with OMEGA's 100th anniversary. More than seven decades later, the Seamaster has given rise to a full line that includes models that are elegant to wear to a glitzy gala and strong enough to withstand the depths of the deep-sea diving.

Revealing the collection in a luxurious setting event at Presidential Suite @ EQ, Kuala Lumpur, OMEGA presented styles ranging from the Aqua Terra to the Ultra Deep in a new colourway: Summer Blue. The shade takes inspiration from the sea, where these diver-approved watches really perform, and its hue gets deeper the higher the watch’s water resistance is.

The Aqua Terra collection now includes three new models with a sun-brushed dial of the shade. The 38mm comes with sailboat indexes and a polished and brushed bracelet, powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800, while the 41mm offers wearers a choice of a matching bracelet or blue rubber strap and has the by Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 driving it.

Picture 1: GC Co-Founder wearing:

Watch: OMEGA Seamaster 300

Double-Breasted Virgin Wool Blazer: Dunhill

Knitted Tie: Hackett London

Shirt & Pocket Square: Boggi Milano

Wool Pants: LORD's Tailor

Shoes: Giorgio Armani

Picture 2: Closer look on OMEGA Seamaster 300

Picture 3: Wearing OMEGA Constellation

After the presentation, guests were able to mingle and try on the watches. They also had the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail / mocktail and mesmerized with the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur from The Presidential Suite.

The event was unforgettable, and guests were blown away with the new Seamaster novelties. They were also grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Seamaster collection and to meet with Omega Malaysia's team.

If you are a watch enthusiast, be sure to keep an eye out for the new Seamaster novelties. They are sure to be a hit with collectors and enthusiasts alike. Explore The Seamaster collection on OMEGA website here.

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