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Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Chronograph Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/omega Back in the mid-90's, there was no hotter ticket in the Omega lineup than the "James Bond" Seamaster Professional Diver 300M. With its "blue wave" bezel, matching blue metallic bezel, skeleton hands, and 007 connection, it was the living end of a mechanical watch market roaring back to life after two dormant decades. And that spirit lives in this 41mm Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Chronograph. It's got the Bond factor, but it packs refinements that even Q-branch would envy; 007 never reported for duty with a chronograph. And because all of the complication in the world is not enough for some, this Omega Seamaster Chronograph adds stunning a metallic blue “wave dial,” “tropical” luminescent paint on gold hour indices, and two-tone stainless steel with 18-karat yellow gold accents. The chronograph function is the difference-maker compared to Bond’s time-only Omega SMP. A chronograph is the king of complications; enthusiasts never cease to marvel at the simple pleasure of commanding a mechanical stopwatch. With a mechanical chronograph in hand, even 5-minute breaks between business meetings secretly become countdowns to the GoldenEye detonation. Naturally, you won't admit a word of this to your colleagues, but rest assured that the guy with the Rolex Daytona in the corner is too preoccupied measuring his inter-office "lap times" to pass judgment on you... All of the standard-issue Omega Bond watch toys are present in force: helium escape valve; clasp diving suit extension; and COSC chronometer certification. Add applied indexes and Omega dial marquee (Bond's were printed), and result is a luxury dive watch that could make Pierce Brosnan second-guess retiring his license to kill. Omega equips this Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Chronograph with the rugged and precise automatic caliber 1164. Based on the tank-tough Valjoux 7750, the Omega 1164 also meets the exacting timing standards of the Swiss COSC. As a chronometer AND a chronograph, this movement boasts a pedigree suited to a man of action and consequence. With a hacking seconds feature that permits precise synchronization to a reference time, the Seamaster Professional Chronograph is the idea tool for timing your next mission for MI6… or your kid’s track meet. See this 007-inspired Omega classic in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso