About This Watch:
Omega has raised the bar with the Seamaster 300M Black Black Ceramic Ref 18.104.22.168.01.003. With a zirconium oxide ceramic case, a ceramic crown, a ceramic helium-escape valve, and a black ceramic bezel, the Seamaster Black Black Ceramic is an engineering marvel in the use of non-traditional materials for watchmaking. Even the lume, done in black anthracite mixed with Super LumiNova, appears black during the day and glows blue in the dark.
The History: The Omega Company was started by Louis Brandt in 1848, in Le Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. Brandt’s sons would later expand the company and began to manufacture their own parts, including their first mass-produced calibre movement, the Labrador, in 1884. They continued their work, and a decade later, made the 19-line OMEGA caliber, which gave the company its name. After the turn of the century, Omega became the official timekeeper for several sporting events, which led to their eventual selection as the single timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1932.
The Watch: The Omega Seamaster 300M Black Black Ceramic features a 43.5mm zirconium oxide black ceramic case, which is lighter than stainless steel, highly scratch resistant, hypoallergenic, non-magnetic, and environmentally friendly. The bezel, crown, helium escape valve, and wave-pattern dial are also made of ceramic. The dial features black anthracite Super LumiNova-lumed PVD indexes, skeleton hands as well as a lumed dot at the 12-hour mark on the bezel. The bezel features a laser-ablated finish, which shows the diving scale in a polished positive relief, making fingerprints less visible. Powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 movement, with a 55-hour power reserve and a water resistance rating of 1000 feet.
The Details: This Omega Seamaster 300M Black Black Ceramic Ref 22.214.171.124.01.003 was purchased new from an AD in October 2022 and is still under the manufacturer's warranty. Included with this timepiece are both outer boxes, the inner wood presentation box, leather Omega certificate holder, pictograms card, master chronometer card, international warranty card, serial number hangtag, operating instruction booklet, and the Omega Black rubber strap with black ceramic buckle.