About a month ago, we covered the Omega Railmaster vintage re-edition released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original piece. But before 2017 is up, I thought it would be appropriate to train our “Vintage Eye” on the Railmaster’s two significantly more famous sister watches from the 1957 Trilogy, starting with the Seamaster 300.
We initially covered the Seamaster 300 a couple of years ago, but 2017 marks the first release since that point of a vintage-inspired piece within the collection. First brought to market in 1948 as a collection of small dress watches and then re-developed in 1957 under the “300” name as a professional dive watch (as seen above), the Seamaster series is emblematic of a watch that can adjust to the changing pressures of different eras. This most modern re-edition, which comes as a faithful homage to the original reference CK2913 from 1957, is another example of the brand working to bring its watches to where consumers want them — which is firmly within the realm of vintage-inspired pieces that Omega, among others, has helped nurture in recent years. Yet, while the original piece set out to compete with the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms among other dive watches of the era, this modern watch now looks not so much to compete with its competitors in technological advancements, but to offer vintage Omega fans their own bit of the series’ famed history.