OMEGA has a strong connection to the sea. In the early 1930s, OMEGA was among the pioneers of waterproof watches with its capsule-designed OMEGA Marine watch — long before the inception of its now-famous Seamaster dive watches. The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M today ranks among the most popular luxury sports-dive watches owing to its recognisable and ageless design, robust, yet refined build and a fantastic association with the world’s greatest secret agent, the 007. The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition is not about Mr. Bond, though. It is a materialisation of OMEGA's commitment to the open seas, this time through Nekton, an organization whose mission is to achieve protected status for at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.
Today, an achingly small proportion of just 8% of the ocean is in any kind of marine-protected area. This bold undertaking is supported by the sale of the Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition that will help fund the project and raise the public’s awareness of it. The timepiece linked to this noble cause comes in a 42mm wide stainless steel case that keeps OMEGA’s 8806 calibre safe inside.
Price for the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition is €5,560 on the strap and €5,850 on the steel bracelet.
Words: David B.