Omega’s Summer Blue Collection is the brand latest oceanic evolution, commemorating 75 years since Omega first launched the now-iconic Seamaster — a timepiece that quickly became the gold standard for undersea explorers. The Summer Blue Collection encompasses seven models, all of which keep an air of nautical adventure. From high-tech watches tailored for deep-sea divers to dressy models suited for upscale beach-bashes, the Summer Blue Collection spares no expense as it honours over seven decades of the Seamaster. In taking an approach of “precision at every level”, the brand’s landing page that announces the new models breaks out each new watch from shallowest to deepest water resistance rating.
While it’s easy to take Omega’s deep-sea diving technology for granted — this is the brand that supplied over 100,000 waterproof watches to the British forces in WW2, after all — nearly a century of innovation preceded the contemporary collection. The Swiss watchmaker first ventured into deep waters back in 1932, when the first diving watch available to civilians, the Marine, held its own in the icy-cool depths of Lake Geneva. Just over 15 years later, the Seamaster made a splash by combining luxury details with Omega’s cutting-edge diving technology. Billed as a watch for town, sea, and country, the Seamaster symbolizes Omega’s enduring spirit of elegance and exploration. Living up to legacy, the Omega Summer Blue Collection consists of eight blue-dialled additions to refresh the Seamaster lineup: discover the oceanic offerings below.
Aqua Terra 38MM & 41 MM
It all starts with the beloved Aqua Terra — the brand’s quintessential go anywhere, do anything watch — with a gradient Summer Blue shade washing over its dial. The variants, offered in 38mm and 41mm, are powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 and 8900, respectively. The smaller option boasts a sailboat index and rounded-link bracelet, while the 41mm option comes with the choice of a matching bracelet or bright-blue strap. To complement the colour in depths of up to 150 metres, Omega outfitted the watches’ rhodium-plated hands and indices in a light-blue Super-LumiNova.
Billed as an ocean icon, and rightfully given its place on James Bond’s wrist on several occasions. the Seamaster Diver 300M first launched in 1993. For the commemorative collection, the 42 mm Seamaster Diver 300M experiments with a wave-patterned ceramic dial and gradient blue varnish. Encircling the dial is a ceramic blue bezel with an enamel diving scale.
Planet Ocean 600M
An eye-catching Neptunian glow highlights the standout Planet Ocean 600M, but make no mistake — this watch is more than wrist candy. A crucial note here is the fact that this special edition arrives with a 39mm diameter, even when a good 90% of the core collection of Planet Ocean references are 43.5mm or larger, further proving that the brand is starting to be more mindful of shrinking tastes amongst collectors. Capable of diving 600 metres beneath the water’s edge, the Planet Ocean is a watch that proves form doesn’t have to compromise function. A PVD-treated, gradient-blue varnished ceramic dial pairs with a stainless steel case and bracelet.
Recessed hour markers, rhodium-plated hands, and open numerals glow in a technicolor blue as the Seamaster 300M travels hundreds of metres beneath the surface. The centre of the dial pairs shimmery silver with a soft blue that gradually turns to navy as it reaches the dial’s edge, mirroring the murky depths Omega designed for.
The Ploprof’s one-of-a-kind design speaks to the daring originality of Omega’s diving technology. Sun-brushed in Summer Blue, this is a fantastic spin on the obscure legend, and arguably the nicest watch in this whole set. In case you’re left wondering, “What’s that big button?” know that this is an innovation developed for diving safety. With a rotating bezel, typically it is free to rotate if bumped or jarred, though regular dive bezels can only reduce the counter (shortening your dive but not lengthening it). The button on the Ploprof is a locking mechanism that blocks the bezel from turning unless the button is fully depressed, avoiding any issues with dive time calculations.
Planet Ocean Ultra Deep
“Ultra Deep” is a fitting moniker for an ocean-tested watch proven to reach record depths of 6,000 metres. The case and bracelet are crafted with menacingly-strong, ultra-durable O-MEGASTEEL while the dial cheekily shines “OMEGA WAS HERE” in a UV light. To finish off, the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep sports a luxurious lacquer layer, a visual manifestation of deep-sea depth.
Aqua Terra Worldtimer
Global destinations, printed in silver, circle the dial of the 43 mm Aqua Terra Worldtimer — a globe-trotting emblem of Omega’s world-class dive watches. Its inner and outer displays converge with a 24-hour reading, shining light blue for daytime and dark blue at night. Doubling down on nautical imagery, a grade 5 titanium relief shows a blue ocean and continental outlines. Somehow, the Aqua Terra Worldtimer remains an underdog in the category, and yet it’s one of the more charming watches in the segment with a world time complication.
Along with the sea-drenched watch designs, Omega has also launched a line of accessories to customize your beachside look. From wristbands emboldened by Poseidon’s trident to seahorse-logo cufflinks, accessories capture the collection’s seafaring spirit.