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Omega Seamaster Professional Diver Chronograph 300M 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. And that spirit lives in this Omega Seamaster Professional 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. Unlike the original (quartz!) Omega Seamaster that debuted Pierce Brosnan in 1995’s GoldenEye, this later model is a highly evolved mechanical specimen of the breed. Its smooth black dial eschews the “blue wave” of the Brosnan models, and the addition of applied indices is an upscale refinement that 007 would have lauded. Likewise, an applied Omega logo and company name at 12 o’clock speak to the parent firm’s march upmarket since the mid-1990s. Broadsword hands supplant the skeletonized originals, and legibility – day or night – is enhanced immeasurably. The faceted unidirectional rotating dive bezel remains, but its Arabic numerals have been enlarged for a bolder look and superior legibility. A chronograph is a difference-maker for any sports watch. The king of complications, enthusiasts never cease to marvel at the simple pleasure of commanding 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 a superior 52-hour power reserve, a column wheel chronograph with a vertical clutch, and result is a luxury dive watch that could make Pierce Brosnan second-guess retiring his license to kill. See this outstanding Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph 300M in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.