The first Omega Seamaster was modeled after the waterproof wristwatches made for and worn by the British military during World War II. What distinguished the Seamaster from its diving watch predecessors was its O-ring gasket which improved its water-resistance. Previously water-resistant watches relied on lead or shellac gaskets which were easily affected by temperature changes like those a diver would experience at various depths.
Omega turned to the submarines used during WWII for inspiration and included a resilient rubber gasket in the Seamaster’s final design. This new case remained intact at depths up to 60 meters and temperature ranges between -40 degrees and 50 degrees Celsius. Omega engineers was so confident of the Seamaster’s durability, they attached one to the outside of an aircraft and flew it over the North Pole in 1956.
The Omega Professional range has been a best seller for years. This particular piece boast a black bezel on black dial, with white spotted hour markers, three sub-dials, and a chronometer. Enquire for more details.
Model Number: 220.127.116.11.01.001
Condition: (2) Excellent
Condition Detail: (2) Excellent
Case Width: 41.5x41.5mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Type: Normal
Lug Width: 20mm
Strap Material: Stainless steel
Complications: Hours; Minutes; Small seconds; Date; Chronograph