If this year’s watch is a blockbuster, Omega’s new seahorse 300-meter diving watch is definitely one. The hippocampus 300-meter diving watch was first introduced in 1993. After 25 years of this year, it was completely remodeled and launched on Baselworld. There are as many as 14 rich watch options, 6 of which are made of stainless steel. The other 8 models are made of stainless steel and K gold.
After the launch of the new 300-meter Hippocampus diving watch, I know that many people are interested in this new Hippocampus 300. Today, we will compare the appearance, movement, and price from three aspects, and look at the old and new. What are the differences between the hippocampus 300?
Optimized appearance detail processing
First of all, in terms of the case size, the new Haima 300 has a diameter of 42 mm, while the old model uses a 41 mm case, which has slightly increased the case size. The larger case also means that the area of the dial is relatively larger. The new hippocampus 300 also increases the time scale and hands, the visual impact is stronger, and the luminous effect is more obvious. It should be Considering that this is a diving watch, it is the most important when reading it clearly.
In terms of bezel, the new Haima 300 uses the same ceramic bezel as the old model, but there is a very important improvement on the ceramic bezel, which is the use of enamel time scale on the ceramic bezel and the enamel time scale. Covered with a luminous coating, it is very white, and the old hour markers are gray. We can think of a stainless steel seahorse 300 diving watch with enamel time scale, which is rare in the entire watchmaking diving watch.
Helium exhaust valve of new Haima 300 is conical
The shape of the helium exhaust valve has also changed. The helium exhaust valve of the new Haima 300 has a conical gear crown, which improves the feel and operation.
Laser engraving technology depicts ripple patterns
On the dial, the new Haima 300 made some articles, using laser engraving technology on the original ceramic dial to create a ripple pattern. This ripple pattern is the pattern used by Omega’s first hippocampus 300-meter diving watch, which is very popular. . This design is used again in the new watch, which also makes this watch more sporty. And the date display of the watch was shifted from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, and the entire dial also looked more symmetrical.
The old model of the hippocampus 300 was designed with a dense bottom, in order to ensure its 300 meters diving compression tightness. The new Hippocampus 300 diving watch uses Omega’s latest patented technology-ceramic Naiad lock technology, which enables the directional screw-in transparent case back to achieve a 300-meter diving depth while enjoying the movement. The construction.
The movement is the highest specification of Omega
The old Hippocampus 300-meter diving watch used the Omega 2500 coaxial escapement automatic winding movement. This movement is obviously not enough now, and does not represent the top technology of the Omega movement. Therefore, on the new Haima 300, the movement was replaced with the 8800 Zhizhen Observatory movement. Friends who have experienced deep diving know that deep diving equipment usually includes magnetic devices. For the 8800 Zhizhen Observatory movement, There is no threat.
The new hippocampus 300, which has been replaced with the 8800 Zhizhen Observatory movement, can withstand strong magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss, and each Zhenzhen Observatory movement must be tested by the Swiss Federal Observatory while being tested by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Standard strict tests, including 8 key performance tests including anti-magnetic performance. Not only the performance of the movement is tested individually, but also the fully assembled head. Peace of mind in terms of performance, it also represents the highest specifications of the movement configuration of Omega today.
Price is slightly higher but still cost-effective
In terms of price, take the all-steel hippocampus 300-meter diving watch as an example. Its old model is priced at 32,400 RMB. The new style adds a rubber strap to the strap. I personally recommend buying a steel chain watch. The new steel chain has a sliding quick adjustment on the buckle. The length of the bracelet can be adjusted at will, which is very convenient. The tape version is priced at 35,600 RMB and the steel chain is 36,500 RMB. Although there has been an increase in price, the new seahorse 300-meter diving watch has been upgraded so much. This price increase can be said to be small.
The upgrade of the new hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is a relatively large-scale upgrade, regardless of its details, crown, dial, and ceramic enamel hour-marker bezel. It is still its functional performance. It uses the patented Naiad lock to guarantee the diving depth of 300 meters and is equipped with the Omega Observatory movement. These changes have made the new hippocampus 300 become the most advanced configuration of the Omega diving watch, no less inferior to the flagship product of the 600 meters of this Omega diving watch. And it still controls the price in the 30,000 yuan file, it can be said that there is no opponent in this price, it can be called the king of price. The new Haima 300 will be launched at the Omega flagship store in August this year. Interested friends can visit the store in August to see the real thing.