Every year Omega introduces certain models in platinum, sometimes gold, typically as a limited edition with fancy decoration or dials; last year was the turn of the platinum Swiss Omega Aqua Terra Fake Watches Worldtimer with an enamel dial. These top of the line watches are always launched quietly, perhaps because they are preposterously expensive. But they are always cool.
Dive watches with exotic dials are not new – Rolex used to make a Submariner Omega Replica Watches with a lapis lazuli dial – but they are rare. The Seamaster 300 with semi-precious stone dials is not a limited edition, but only a small number will be made.
Available in 18k yellow gold or platinum, the cases have the same dimensions as the pedestrian steel models, 41mm in diameter and 14.65mm high. Good enough for modern tastes, but still small enough to keep the retro feel of a proper remake.
The weight of the Omega Professional Replica watches, however, is surprising, given their size. With platinum almost three times as dense as stainless steel, the platinum model feels exceptionally hefty, probably weighing close to 500g or a pound. In terms of tangible quality, the watches live up to their cost.
The dials are undoubtedly the highlight. Either lapis lazuli or malachite, the dials have printed markings and slightly sunken hour markers, with the faux vintage Super-LumiNova painted into engraved recesses. Given the Omega Replica Watches Swiss Movement fragility of stone dials – the thin slice of stone has to be bonded to a metal back for stability – the engraved hour markers are a surprising touch.