Every year, Baselworld unveils the trendsetters in the watch and jewellery industries across the world to give some pre-glimpses of the innovation and creativity. It brings together all the key players and their in-depth effort of staying ahead of others. Omega has been holding an honourable position for ages with their exceptionally designed watches. In the year 2017, it enriches the offerings of the watch fair by introducing novelties that seem remarkable for the watch lovers with the awe-inspiring craftsmanship and captivating style.
For 2017 Baselword, the house of Omega has been glorified with Master Chronometer Precision and innovation. This year is significant for the brand as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Speedmaster collection. With introducing new updates, it has traced the history while being modern with the design and the functions. The collections of the Omega have made a vast library where inspiration has been taken from the past to design something that remains timeless forever. For these Baselworld Novelties too nostalgic touch has played at the centre stage to bring the tradition alive. Let’s reveal the phenomenal timepieces that are a delight to watch lovers through their subtle look and shrewd craftsmanship.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue
Time swiftly passes through the innovation of Omega and leaves a legendary mark through the timepieces that always stay at the heart of the Swiss watchmaking. The Seamaster, since its inception, has always been introducing watches that define the fashion ahead of the age. The new Big Blue watch is specially designed to brand’s maritime legacy that has sailed out its journey 60 years ago. With a new promise to take the wearers deeper under the sea, the brand has reached another level of the experiment by combining daunting diver’s spirit through the ceramic watchmaking and the achievements earned by the 2016’s Planet Ocean Deep Black collection. This watch seems to beat every innovation as it brings GMT and Diver’s watch together and induces them in a single block of blue ceramic.
The brilliantly designed dial of the watch adds another chapter of breathtaking craftsmanship to the brand’s journey. The appeal even transcends the time and illuminates the appearance of the wearers for the eternity. Decked with the 45.5mm blue ceramic dial, the timepiece reveals the superiority of the brand that lies behind the eye-soothing appeal of the watch. An orange GMT track on blue hue adds sparkle that glorifies the look of the brand as the leader of the Swiss timekeeping world. The regal design is intensified with the hands and indexes made of 18k white gold and coated with the Super-LumiNova making the design bright even in the dark. Since this is a diver’s watch at heart, it has offered some features needed during the underwater expedition such the diving scale featured on the ceramic blue bezel. For the better accuracy of time lapse, the first 15 minutes of Diver’s scale has a combination of orange rubber and a ceramic material.
The back of the case seems as beautiful and finely crafted as the dial of the watch. It holds an impressive design. The wave-edged, screw-in case back brings the legend appeal alive with the Naiad Lock having an engraving to enhance the appeal of the watch. The features say a lot about the in-depth study of the brand before designing such collection. With 600-meter water resistance, it comes up with features as strong as they can even evade the magnetic forces up to 15,000 gauss.
The strap has also taken an enhancing note in blue hue. The rubber strap gets an orange stitching and orange edges to make the complete appeal of the watch dynamic. Superiority goes in every detailing of the strap as it comes up with the elements like anti-bacterial coating, wave pattern and the blue ceramic fold over clasp.
The Speedmaster 38mm Collection
With a new and enduring design, the iconic Speedmaster is ready to take a grand entry in the Baselwrold 2017. Keeping the heritage and look of the Speedmaster at the heart of its creation, it tweaks the design a little bit to make the watch an elegant piece for the fashion. While the simplicity lies in projecting the appeal of the watch, the stunning element resides in the size and the colours play. The watch 3184.108.40.206.02.002 has all the grand elements that give the appeal of the watch a standout look.
The alluring touch lies in the irresistible brown colour of the watch, for which the watch has earned a nickname ‘cappuccino’. The 38mm case, made of stainless steel and 18k sedan gold, holds the beauty of a seamless craftsmanship and protects the pleasure of Swiss elements. This Speedmaster watch has the Seahorse medallion embossed on the back of the case, bringing back the glory of the collection since its inception. The brown leather strap goes magnificently to the look of the watch, expressing the pleasure of craftsmanship of Omega. Every detailing lends a diving touch to the model with which it wins the hearts of the watch lovers.
The Seamaster Aquaterra 150m Master Chronometer
This year, Omega has subtly enhanced the offering of Seamaster Aquaterra collection while keeping the core same – blending sophistication with the spirit of the Aquatic world. This is one of the appreciated collections of the brand that snap through the ages and have their inscription deep into the root of the history of the watchmaking. The timepiece 220.127.116.11.02.001 represents the cutting edge technology of this era at the Baselworld 2017.
Such is the appeal of the design that it touches both the sheer expression of sophistication and the subtle confidence of the divers. The new symmetrically designed case is what paves the new way for the brand in the coming days. While readability of the dial is cleaner and sharper, it inspires the modern desire of the fashion in the best and commendable way. The greyish dial has the hands and indexes in a shed darker hue. The black rubber strap has also been incorporated in the design of the watch, and it fits well in its appeal.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Ladies
While the Master Chronometer ensures the precision and perfection, the diving detailing portrays the elegance of the watchmaking. The Seamaster Aqua Terra has been designed with the best of the features for which the Omega has been known across the world. The innovation can be traced at features like cases and the functions. The watch 18.104.22.168.57.001 glamorises the wrists of women of every age.
The alluring look of the mother of pearl coloured dial gets a touch of adoration with the diamond dotted diamond hour markers. This watch also notes a few changes with the inscription of water resistance on the back of the case instead of on the dial. The cases made of stainless steel case and 18k sedan gold gives a place of some shining mechanism at its heart.
The Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer
The watch 322.214.171.124.01.001 comes up with the ultimate pleasure of the craftsmanship as the details are intensified to spell the magical charm of the brand. It displays the fine presentation of an art through the 44.25mm watches made of stainless steel and 18k Sedna gold materials. Each feature of the watch has some awe-inspiring appeal that goes beyond the limit of creativity. Bringing alive the black dial through the white toned hands and indexes touched with orange, it reveals a racing thrill amidst the track.
Special attention is given to designing the black leather strap that has an orange rubber inside. A lining tool let the orange peep from the dark appeal. The functions are as stunning as the design of the watch with the offerings of anti-magnetic, chronograph, small seconds, tachymeter and a transparent case back.
The Omega 1957 Trilogy Limited Edition
The trilogy ropes three watches, The Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster, to display from the past dates back to 1957. At that time, Omega has launched three professional watches that are now considered the art of classics. In 2017, the brand went to the flashback and brought three iconic watches to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the collections.
The 38.6mm Broad Arrow chooses to be the classic with its aesthetic appeal and the honour of being the first chronograph wristwatch in the world. The 1957 Railmaster had a special reason behind its introduction to the classic. This watch was engineered for those who work near the electrical fields. The Seamaster 300 has come again with revamped technologies and refined look to give tribute to its 60 years of journey.
These watches preach the brand’s future venture in the timekeeping world. At the greatest show of watches and jewellery, Omega has a made strong footprint that cannot be evaded by the other brands.