I personally think that the small seconds watches are quite nostalgic in shape. After all, the old pocket watches are mainly majored in seconds sub-dials, and it also has a sense of instrumentation about the old machine. The small seconds watch is not simple. The design of the dial, how to place the small seconds, and where to place it are all tests of the brand’s aesthetic. This year, there is a very good small seconds watch that is a good interpretation of time aesthetics.
I saw this Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition watch (Model: 518.104.22.168.02.001) on the BaselWorld, which completely subverts my established impression of the Seamaster series. After returning to home, I found some information to know that this is the original appearance of the Seamaster collection. The first generation of Omega’s Seamaster collection came out as a formal piece with a diameter of 34 mm and a shock-proof movement.
This year’s Seamaster 1948 small seconds limited edition watch continues the design of the original watch in appearance. I have not seen the prototype of this watch when I saw this watch, it gave me the formal, classical and special feeling on the first feeling. The 38 mm diameter is also very suitable for my wrist. There is some thickness in the case, I think it is just right, if it is a little thin, the retro style will be a little worse. The polished case and the texture is very good, too.
The light silver arched dial has a sense of oldness when the light is not enough, very delight. Both the hour and minute hands use a willow-shaped pointer and the small seconds dial is set at 6 o’clock. With a brown leather strap and a polished, frosted steel clasp, the vintage Omega logo is attached to the buckle to match the original watch. The watch is also equipped with a gray Omega “NATO” military strap that symbolizes the navy logo.
The front is classical, but the back is based on the latest technology of Omega, adopting with the Omega’s patented Naiad locking technology to allow the movement to be best displayed while continuing the original 60-meter waterproof. The back of the sapphire glass also laser-engraved the 70th anniversary logo, the Chris warship design, and the first jet aircraft selected by the Royal Air Force-the Gloucester Meteor fighter, and it has experienced hand-painted.
The movement is equipped with the Omega 8804 movement, which not only withstands the magnetic field strength of 15,000 Gauss but also meets the high standards of the watchmaking industry through eight rigorous tests set up by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
Just say that this Seamaster 1948 small seconds limited edition watch’s appearance, as a small seconds watch, simple, elegant and retro sense, these points are all available, 38 mm diameter is more suitable for the people who has thin wrists. This watch will be launched at the Omega store in October 2018, limited to 1948 pieces, the price: $7,500, the friends who are interested with can go to the store to ask in advance, maybe it also can be booked in advance.