Buyer’s Guide: 5 Best Omega Watches Money Can Buy

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You might think Omega has nothing more to promise than the blue diving timepieces sported by James Bond, but you’d be completely mistaken. The century-old Geneva watchmaker offers a large variety of wristwear for every preference and event. So, whether you need a timepiece that has been approved by NASA for use in space or one that can showcase being able to accompany you to the deepest parts of the earth, Omega has you supported.

So, before you leave for your journey, double-check your itinerary and make sure you’re wearing an Omega watch. Omega will suit you whether you’re going on a strenuous hike one day or a lavish dinner the next. Here are some of the best watches from the brand to choose from.

  • Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer (210.92.42.20.01.001 007 James Bond Edition)

When you browse for Omega watches for sale from the Seamaster collection, you are introduced to nearly 200 options, demonstrating just how extensive the Omega spectrum is. The Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer, so named because of its water resistance to 300 meters, is one of the most recognizable watches in the Seamaster family. This is also the most similar watch to the one sported by James Bond in No Time To Die. This timepiece has a brushed titanium case, crowns, and bezel, a domed sapphire crystal, and a brown, grey, and beige NATO strap with the number 007 etched on the loop.

This diving watch is authentic in every way, with its unidirectional rotating bezel and tropical brown aluminum bezel ring starring a beige/aged-hued luminous diving scale. Its matte tropical brown aluminum dial displays the skeletonized hour and minute hands, hands with aged colored luminous fill, and fine printed minute/seconds track. Due to Omega’s patented NAIAD Lock system, the case back is directed and affiliated with the watch. At the 10 o’clock position, a helium escape valve can be seen on the case edge. This watch is powered by an Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 8806 automatic-chronometer movement with a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

  • Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer (215.32.44.21.04.001)

This Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer, a revamp to the Seamaster 300, comes in a 43.5mm stainless steel case. It has a stainless steel bezel with a polished orange ceramic fill and an illuminated dot at the start point (green-colored emission). Its white ceramic dial showcases polished index hour markers with blue-colored luminous fill, as well as refined 6, 9, and 12-hour markers. The polished facetted hands with luminous fill, printed minute/seconds track, and orange-tipped seconds hand are also present in the dial. The date window is positioned at 3 o’clock, and a helium escape valve is sited on the case edge at 10 o’clock. This watch is driven by a Master Co-Axial caliber 8900 automatic-chronometer movement with a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. The movement also includes Omega’s Co-Axial Escapement, which improves high accuracy, consistency, and longevity. 

  • Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph (311.93.44.51.03.001)

The Speedmaster, which debuted in the 1950s, was initially intended as a motorsport watch. As a result, the non-rotating bezel’s tachymeter is being used to determine the average speed of a vehicle traveling a specific distance. However, when US astronauts purchased a Speedmaster for personal use at work in the 1960s, the watch’s entire purpose was shifted from the racing circuit to the space race. The watch was subjected to extensive testing to simulate life aboard a spacecraft. NASA assigned this watch as flight-qualified after it passed all of the tests.

This Speedmaster Moonwatch elegantly comes in a satin-finished titanium case with polished beveled edges, a blue ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale, and a blue crocodile leather strap. The electric blue dial is accented with stepped-down subdials and a finely engraved concentric circle pattern finish. The dial protected by an anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal displays the polished steel index hour markers with luminescent fill.

  • Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer (329.33.44.51.04.001)

The Speedmaster is mainly remembered for its use in the Apollo satellite launches, but this Racing model returns the timepiece to its origins in motorsport. This Racing Master Chronometer features a large 44.25mm stainless steel case with polished finished beveled corners. It is also obtainable with a black ceramic fixed bezel with a Liquidmetal Tachymeter scale and an anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its matte white dial features polished darkened index hour markers and luminescent hands. The intricate dial also features a delicately printed RACING vibe minute/seconds & fractions of a second track.

The watch also has a small continuous running seconds hand sub-dial at 9 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock. A large central seconds hand counter with an orange and luminescent stuffed tip is included with the chronograph. This watch is powered by an Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 9900 automatic movement with a 50m water resistance and a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. The attractive appearance of this watch is completed by a black crocodile leather strap.

  • Globemaster Annual Calendar (130.23.41.22.06.001)

Now for a watch that isn’t designed for diving but rather for globetrotting. This 41mm watch is still part of the Globemaster line and features an incredible Annual Calendar. It has a finished stainless steel case, and a solid 18kt Sedna gold crown, and a fluted bezel with flattened top ridges. The index hour markers, hands, and hour and minute hands with luminous fill are displayed on the grey pie-pan-shaped dial with a fine sun-ray brushed finish. Excluding the 29th of February in a leap year, the Annual Calendar complication will fully account for the existing number of days in each month. It is driven by a Master Co-Axial caliber 8922 automatic-chronometer movement with a power reserve of 60 hours and water resistance of 100 meters.

Takeaway

Omega now has five watch catalogs, but within these there are 21 sub-collections, guaranteeing that there is something for everyone. Not mentioned on the list, the brand also offers a pocket watch in case you fancy one. Don’t hesitate to check their website for further information about their watches.