Hands-On with the Omega Replica Seamaster Diver 300m Titanium-Tantalum Watches

The original Replica Seamaster Diver 300m was famous during that decade because Pierce Brosnan wore one in his four outings as James Bond. But Mr Bond’s watch was the steel-and-blue base model, handsome but not notable.

The new Seamaster Diver 300m limited edition is inspired by that esoteric original that never sold well, being over twice the price of the steel base model.Today it’s 42mm in diameter Omega Replica Watches In 13.56mm high, good proportions that are large enough for a sports watch but not overly so. Unlike the original that had a dark blue dial, the new Seamaster Diver is more restrained, with the dial being a muted grey. Consequently, the two-tone combination doesn’t jump out quite as much as on a typical mixed metal watch.

The bulk of the watch is titanium, with the bezel and centre twin links of the bracelet in tantalum. The two metals are easier to differentiate: titanium is grey with a hint of yellow while tantalum is darker with a bluish tinge.

A hard metal with a high boiling point, tantalum’s more exotic applications include nuclear reactors and missiles. While the raw material is not expensive as gold or platinum is, tantalum is more difficult to machine, explaining why tantalum watches cost several orders of magnitude more.
The gold bits of the watch are 18k Sedna gold Fake Omega Watches, Omega’s proprietary alloy that’s fade resistant, unlike ordinary rose gold that tends to lose its rosiness over time due to the chloride in the atmosphere and water.

The hour markers and hands are also 18k Sedna gold, while the dial is titanium and laser engraved with a wave pattern, a nod to the original of the 1990s, which had a stamped wave guilloche.