So similar but so different… The limited editions celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster collection offer two ways of displaying the seconds. Which one will you prefer?

Are you more “central seconds hand” or “sub-seconds at 6 o’clock”? For the 70th anniversary of what was Omega’s first collection, the brand has released two Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition models, each with its own distinctive personality and display. Although they have the same 38mm-wide steel case (watertight down to 60m), the layout on the curved silver-opaline dial and their calibres are different. On the first, the slender, curved, leaf-shaped hands made of white gold, together with the sub-seconds, are powered by the calibre 8804, providing this elegant timepiece with a power reserve of 60 hours. On the second, the dauphine-style hands coated with white Super-LumiNova® turn with the help of the calibre 8806 and guarantee 55 hours of autonomy.

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The two automatic movements are visible through the sapphire case back featuring the anniversary logo. Both watches are certified for accuracy by the COSC. They also have Omega’s own METAS certification, given after a battery of tests to check on water-tightness and resistance to magnetic fields.

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The Seamaster 1948 with the sub-seconds comes with a brown leather strap, while the central seconds hand version strap is made of grey-blue leather. Each version comes in a limited edition of 1948 pieces and is displayed in a collector’s case. The hardest thing will be to choose…

Price: 5,200 EUR (sub-seconds) – 5,700 EUR (central seconds hand)

By Dan Diaconu

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