Question Time: Should You Buy The New Omega Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition?
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Question Time: Should You Buy The New Omega Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition?

Question Time: Should You Buy The New Omega Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition?


Like Kermit and Miss Piggy or Sonny and Cher, Omega and the Olympic Games have been inseparable for as long as we can remember. 

During the last almost-century, Omega has been kind enough to make us mere mortals feel just an ounce of what the athletes might experience when they cross the finish line. But rather than placing a gold medal around our necks, they strap an array of mighty fine luxury watches to our wrist.

The latest addition to a long line of Olympics Special Edition watches is the Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 edition. The iconic steel diver’s piece reveals a fresh face, inclusive of a Moonshine Gold bezel and a gold-accented dial. No, it’s not quite time for a new Moonswatch release. But of course, you will be the first to know!

Join us on our latest timekeeping journey as Chrono Hunter reveals all the salacious details about the new Omega Seamaster 300M Olympics Special Edition. Will it become a podium-worthy design or fall at the final hurdle? Let’s get straight into it.


A Brief History of Omega & the Olympic Games


The relationship between Omega and the Olympic Games is one of the longest collaborations we know of in the timekeeping world. Longer than even TAG Heuer and Gulf or Rolex and the New York Yacht Club.

1976 Chrono-Quartz, Source: Omega

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The loving partnership blossomed in 1932, and as far as we’re aware, the pair have no intention of getting a divorce any time soon. In fact, the watchmaker has become the first Worldwide Partner to commit to the Olympic Movement through to 2032 which will ultimately mark their 100-year anniversary. Now who said romance was dead?

So let’s turn back time for just a second… Omega became the official timekeeper to the Los Angeles Summer Olympics back in 1932, claiming a gold medal of their own, by becoming the first timepiece brand to assume the official timekeeping mantle for this specific event.

The Swiss Maison entrusted just a single watchmaker (poor fella) and a total of 30 chronograph stopwatches in order to time all disciplines. I can’t say any of us were there to witness it, but clearly, they did something right. Since this period, the Swiss powerhouse has gone from strength to strength, flexing their horological muscles, and becoming the official timekeeper for almost all future Games. Time waits for no man as they say.

During the early years of their relationship, the watchmaker was in full flirtatious mode, launching their first timepiece to honour the partnership. The 1956 Seamaster XVI featured a romantic pink gold case and bracelet with the iconic Olympic rings on the dial. 

1956 Seamaster XVI - Source:

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Later came the 1976 Seamaster Chrono-Quartz Montreal Olympics Albatross with a unique hybrid analogue and digital display, quartz movement and a stainless steel case. As you can imagine, these watches are high up on the wanted lists for many horophiles looking to buy an Omega.

But hold your horses. Let’s do a Usain Bolt-style sprint to the contemporary era. As you’ve probably guessed fellow timepiece enthusiasts, Omega and the Olympics are still besotted with each other like Posh and Becks. That’s good news for us though, as it means we get even more special edition watches from this top luxury brand. Thus concludes our clever segway to today’s hot topic: the Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition. 


A Gold Medal Bezel 


Just short of twelve months from now, people from around the world will no doubt be slapping on their GMT watches and touching down in the City of Light to join in the fun of the Paris 2024 Games. 

As well as regular spectators, expect to see over 10,500 athletes, a whopping 45,000 volunteers and 339 gold medals dished out like covers at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. (Did you know he has an impressive Rolex collection including an Explorer II and a Submariner)

There will be one gold medal that you won’t find up in the stands or on the podium, however. And that’s the new sparkling gold bezel of the Seamaster 300M Diver Olympics Special Edition. Perhaps they should whip off the bezel to give to the victors?

Source: Omega

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Adorned in this sexy gold number, the new Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition stands out rather dramatically to other watches in the current collection. 

The rotating ring is engineered from the Swiss brand’s proprietary yellow gold alloy known as Moonshine. Before you ask, no it’s not named after the liquor illegally sold out the back of pubs during the early 1900’s. Instead, we’re going to continue with the romantic theme we embarked on and tell you it actually derives from the colour of moonlight against a dark blue sky. How dreamy… 

The 18ct yellow gold alloy has a subtly paler hue compared to traditional yellow gold and promises better resistance to fading over time. The construction of the bezel is well produced and will likely be a compelling reason many of you devoted time lords may look to buy an Omega like this for yourself. 

Source: Omega

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But don’t run off with the horological spoils just yet. There’s lots more to follow. As for the unidirectional-rotating insert, it is presented via a 60 minute diving scale in relief with the numerals polished to a glitzy sheen. This allows for simple readability against the hammered texture that surrounds it. 

The effect kind of reminds us of the bronze texture when it leads to a patina style finish. Extremely underrated bronze watches are coming back into fashion like the Bell & Ross BR 03 92 Bronze and the Tudor Black Bay 58 Bronze.

For us, it’s almost like the new Seamaster Diver 300M has already done a few rounds in the River Seine itself.  


The Case Of The Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Watch


Since the gold bezel is the embodiment of first place, we assume that means the silver-coloured stainless steel case of the new special edition comes in second place. I’m not sure Prince William would agree, but let’s just roll with it for the sake of our sports idioms.

Source: Omega

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The swanky case of the new Seamaster Diver 300M Olympics Edition doesn’t disappoint either and follows other luxury watches within this model range. Measuring a sturdy 42mm diameter, 13.7mm height and stainless steel construction, the familiar steel helium escape valve is positioned up top on the right-hand side and alongside sapphire crystal glass, a screw in crown located at 3 o’clock and screwed down steel case back.

Boasting an impressive 300 metres of water resistance, it’s definitely a dive watch to be taken seriously. Sure it’s not a Ploprof with 1200m capabilities. However, you can still make a splash in and out the pool as you elegantly do the butterfly down the length of an Olympic pool. We think this will go just as nicely with your trunks as it will a crisp white shirt and smart jeans.


A Game-Changing Dial 


There’s something about the dial of the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition that demands it to be worn as for those hot summer months. It’s probably the pure white base and its wavy pattern in relief conjuring up images of the ocean. 

The display is made from ceramic, which if you look super closely at the dial just beneath where the hands meet at the middle, is noted by the chemical symbol ZrO2. Do we have any horological boffins to hand? ZrO2 stands for Zirconium dioxide which is basically a fancy word for ceramic. 

Adding to its gentle sophistication, the polished white dial presents its classic time-and-date functionality with three skeletonised central hands. No one can argue though that the giant, arrow-tipped hour and minute hands aren’t easy to see. 

Especially when they’re done in 18ct Moonshine gold that conflicts with the creamy white backdrop. The raised rounded and baton-shaped hour makers are executed the same with a healthy dose of Superluminova. Even when you wear it with your evening attire at night, you can still read the dial with superlative ease. 

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Now if you need them, put your glasses on for a second, because there are two clever but subtle details on the brand new Seamaster’s dial. With a direct connection to the Paris Olympics, the most obvious is spotted on the tip of the seconds hand where the Olympics’ flame emblem circles the dial, creating its own ring of fire to rival Johnny Cash. 

Oh yes this timepiece is smokin’. The same flame motif is added to the steel case back, finished in 18ct Moonshine gold and set upon a frosted backdrop with relief lettering entitled “Paris 2024” alongside the five coloured rings. 

The final tilt of the timekeeping hat to the 2024 Games is found on the date window. The rectangular, white-backed box is printed with the date in the Games’ typography. Would this watch look better without the date? Yes. Is it a deal-breaker? Absolutely not.


The Movement 


So, as you can tell, the exterior of this new novelty burns as brightly as the Olympic flame. But what about all those tiny components working on the inside? As you’ve probably guessed, the movement within the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition does not disappoint. While we can’t guarantee it will help you reach any kind of finish line or set world records, it will happily get you through a typical 9-5 day…and beyond.

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Master Chronometer-certified, the in-house, automatic winding Calibre 8800 movement can be spotted in many of their Seamaster watches…and rightly so. This is because it utilises various techniques to tackle those day-to-day annoyances. You know precisely what we mean.

Those invisible magnetic forces from your phone, television and microwave are combated by the movement’s anti-magnetic hairspring. Plus, you can easily take off the model for several days at a time knowing you’re entrusted with a 55-hour power reserve. And that’s a big tick if you want to buy an Omega complete with weekend-proof properties inside the movement.


How Much Is The Omega Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition?


At the time of writing, you can buy an Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris Olympics Special Edition for £8,000 at retail. 

It may not be the easiest timepiece to get hold of, however. Although not specifically a limited edition, it is a special edition and is currently only available (for now) in their Paris boutiques. Pick us up some croissants while you’re there, will you? 

Bonne chance!

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Who Wears An Omega 300M?


If Seamaster 300m watches are good enough for Daniel Craig, George Clooney, Henry Cavill, and Prince William, then I think we can safely say this design is wrist worthy for any timelord’s wrist. Daniel Craig in particular has a fondness for the Seamaster Aqua Terra, wearing it while playing James Bond in Skyfall. He also influenced many of the Seamaster 007 Edition models, which are popular choices among enthusiasts.

The Seamaster 300m is one of the Swiss brand’s most popular Omega watches, and for good reason. Technically, these luxury watches are designed as professional diving instruments – hence the helium valve situated at 10 o’clock, the robust steel cases, Superluminova filled hands and luminescent dots on the rotating bezels. 

But fear not fellow horophiles. If you’re not a water baby, there’s still plenty to enjoy on the Seamaster Diver 300m. Those wave-adorned dials alone are a thing of beauty while the brand’s new Quick Change strap system ensures first rate effortlessness.

Take the Seamaster from an underwater companion to something more worthy of an evening occasion. Jumping quickly back to the Seamaster Diver 300m 2024 Olympics Special Edition for a minute and this design comes with a classic three-row stainless steel bracelet as well as a Quick Change rubber strap.

Available in either blue, white or red, we’re not sure how the red and blue would look to be totally honest. Yet the white strap is a sure-fire way to dress down the design for kicking back on that private yacht or strolling among tropical waters of Trinidad. 

For those wanting a less sporty look, you’ll also be pleased to hear there will be a Paris 2024 collection of NATO straps being released for the upcoming Games. Case in point, the Seamaster Diver 300m can be transformed to suit any style of wrist which again gets our timekeeping vote. 

Source: Omega

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Is The Omega Seamaster 300 A Good Investment?


Anyone remotely familiar with Omega watches will know that their most coveted and collectible design is their legendary Moonwatch. You know, the one with Buzz Aldrin blasting into orbit in 1969 flexed out in reference ST 105.012. Listen up…this is considered one of the most significant watches of the 20th Century so respect is due.

But don’t be fooled, the Seamaster Diver 300m is still a great investment. Those looking to buy an Omega can feel confident knowing these steel dive watches are a testament to the luxury brand’s reputation and accuracy, distinguished by incredible craftsmanship and historical eminence. Supply and demand is a key factor as to whether the Seamaster is a good investment. To this day, these watches remain in high demand and will prove to be a safe bet time after time.


Does The Omega Seamaster Hold Value?


As one of the brand’s most well-loved watches, it’s fair to say the Seamaster is an excellent investment and highly likely to hold value over time. Of course, older models or vintage watches will generally appreciate more over a period. But that’s not to say new watches like the Seamaster 300M Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition won’t either if they are kept in good condition. 

Again, when examining whether Omega watches hold value, this boils down to a number of different factors including provenance, condition, rarity and market conditions. The Seamaster Professional 300m currently holds its value well. As of August 2023, these models retail new anywhere up from £5,000 while discontinued references, now on the second-hand market, can be found anywhere between £3,000 and £6,000 depending on the exact model. 




So back to our original question: Should you buy the new Seamaster Diver 300m Paris 2024 Olympics Special Edition? That’s up to you, timelords. 

But keep in mind though this new release brings plenty of added novelty and bags of Moonshine. You have a new white ceramic dial, Moonshine 18ct gold bezel and of course, an in-house chronometer-rated movement, all for £8,000. Like the new Tudor Black Bay 54 released at Watches and Wonders 2023, you do get plenty of bang for your buck.

All in all, it’s a nice novelty and one we’d seriously urge you to consider if you’re a serious collector. The combination of the dial and bezel is completely new for the Seamaster and of course, you get some of the many quirks that come with their rare Olympic models.

Time is not on our side, so it’s a dash to see if you can find one! 

Adieu for now.



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