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The OMEGA Museum Collection #3
Ref: 5702.50, introduced 2003, limited to 1945 pieces
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Omega Seamaster Photo Gallery

Rare photos of unusual and limited editions of recent models

  1. Seamaster Professional 'James Bond' Limited Edition (1998, India)
  2. Seamaster Pro Custom 'Red Dial' Edition (Japan, 1994-present)
  3. Seamaster Pro Non-Chronometer Automatic (Italy, 1993)
  4. Seamaster 50th Anniversary Skeleton (Worldwide, 1998)
  5. Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 2002 Limited Edition (Japan)
  6. Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 2001 Limited Edition (Japan)
  7. Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 2000 Limited Edition (Japan)
  8. Seamaster Professional 'Jacques Mayol' 1999 Limited Edition (1999, Japan)
  9. Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 1998 Limited Edition (1998, Japan)
  10. Seamaster 'America's Cup' Limited Edition (Worldwide, 1998)
  11. Seamaster Professional 150th Anniversary Limited Edition (Worldwide, 1998)
  12. Rarely seen Seamaster Pro as sold on factory strap (Worldwide, 1993-???)

Seamaster Professional 'James Bond' Limited Edition (India)

 
(1998, available in India only) Special version of the 'James Bond' Seamaster Professional Diver, limited to 50 pieces. English language details were very ambigious on this one due to a translation error in the Omega press release. Essentially, this is the watch head of the 2531.80 James Bond Seamaster Professional, but on the two-tone steel and gold bracelet. Each also is inscribed on the back with "JAMES BOND CHOICE" [sic] and their individual series numbering. Additonal information and photos can be found in The 007 Connection.
[Images: Farhad K. DadyBurjor]

Seamaster Pro Custom 'Red Dial' Edition

 
Unusual Omega Seamaster Professional Diver with Red Dial.
The Seamaster Professional in the gent's mid-size and ladies version have been produced with this red dial in small quantities for a specific dealer in Japan who uses them as part of an annual promotion for their store. These have been made in batches of about 200 each year since 1994. These have included both blue and steel bezel versions. Retail price and value are identical to the standard blue dial versions.
[Images: left 2551.61 photographed by John Perry; right 2552.61 photographer unknown]

Seamaster Pro Non-Chronometer Automatic


(1993, Italy only) Unusual Omega Seamaster Professional Diver which is an automatic, but not a chronometer.
In 1993, the immense success of the "James Bond" watch caused an overwhelming demand for the 2531.80 Chronometer and 2541.80 Quartz models. Omega was experiencing delays in getting certifications on enough of the automatic movements to ship the required quantities of the chronometer version to every country at the same time. Omega's distributor in Italy did not want to wait and insisted on Omega producing a special version for them that contained the Omega 1108 automatic movement instead. The 1108 is same movement as the 1109, merely lacking being sent to COSC for the chronometer certification testing. Thus, this unusual Seamaster Professional was born that lacks the "Chronometer" indication on the dial as on the quartz versions, yet clearly is an automatic based on the date window position and sweep second hand movement.
[Image: 2531.81 photographed by Nigel Holmes]

Seamaster 50th Anniversary Skeleton


 

(Introduced in 1998, automatic only) A special jewelry edition of the classic style Seamaster Professional Diver in yellow or white 18K gold made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Omega Seamaster.
[Image: Omega]

Seamaster Skeleton Specifications
Movement
  • Omega calibre 2500, with hour, minute and seconds.
  • Skeletonized version of the Omega calibre 1012, dated 1973.
  • Numbered movement with each part individually crafted and engraved by hand.
  • 21 k gold rotor with anniversary engraving.
  • Case
  • 18 k gold with helium escape valve.
  • 300 m / 1000 ft water resistant.
  • Dimensions: 43.4 mm high, 39.3 mm wide, 11.75 mm thick, 20 mm between lugs.
  • Back
  • 18 k gold, screwed down, with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
  • Models
    2931.80.00Yellow gold on yellow gold braceletUS$ 45,000
    2941.80.03Yellow gold on rubber strapUS$ 36,000
    2932.80.00White gold on white gold braceletUS$ 49,000
    2942.80.03White gold on rubber strapUS$ 38,000


    Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 2002 Limited Edition (Japan)


    (2002, available in Japan only) A reoccurring special series made for the Japan market. The 2002 edition of this popular line has dark blue textured dial with a double dolphin pattern and limited edition engraving of "JACQUES MAYOL 2002" on the side and limited edition numbering on the back. Men's version is model 2508.80, ladies is 2588.80. Limited to 3,500 pieces.
    [Images: Omega Japan]

    Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 2001 Limited Edition (Japan)


    (2001, available in Japan only) Special version of the Seamaster 120, in mens and ladies sizes. Has dark blue textured dial and limited edition engraving on the side. Men's version is model 2507.80, ladies is 2587.80.
    [Images: Omega Japan]

    120 'Jacques Mayol' 2000 Limited Edition (Japan)

     
    (2000, available in Japan only) Special version of the Seamaster 120, in mens and ladies sizes (ladies shown here). Blue dial has a dolphin pattern in the center.
    [Images: Omega Japan]

    Seamaster Professional 'Jacques Mayol' 1999 Limited Edition (Japan)

     
    (1999, available in Japan only) A gents mid-size and ladies special edition of the Seamaster Professional Diver. In steel, with blue dial, brushed steel bezel, but without the helium relief valve. Has 'Jacques Mayol 1999' engraved in script on the side. Mens version is model 2554.80 and has an automatic chronometer movement. Ladies is model 2584.80 and has a quartz movement.
    [Images: Omega]

    Seamaster 120 'Jacques Mayol' 1998 Limited Edition (Japan)

     
    (1998, available in Japan only) Special version of the Seamaster 120, in mens and ladies sizes (mens shown here). Green dial has a dolphin pattern in the center.
    [Images: Omega Japan catalog]

    Seamaster 'America's Cup' Limited Edition

     
    (Introduced late 1999, limited to 9999 pieces, auto movement only) A steel model, white gold bezel with raised numbers, and a black dial. Dial imprinted with 'America's Cup.' The sides of the case are engraved with the words 'Limited Edition' in script. This is the first contemporary Seamaster to have a bezel with raised numbers.
    [Images: Omega]

    Seamaster Professional 150th Anniversary Limited Edition

     
    (Introduced late 1998, auto movement only) this is the first titanium version of the Seamaster Pro Diver. Has the newer dial marking and hands introduced on the Seamaster GMT. Commemorates the 150th anniversary of Omega. The limited edition has a silver dial, white gold bezel, and was limited to 1848 pieces. The sides of the case are engraved with the words 'Limited Edition' in script. A similar, unlimited version has an electric blue dial, steel bezel, no side engraving, and is widely available.
    [Images: Omega]

    Rarely seen Seamaster Pro as sold on factory strap

     
    An Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 2831.80.08, circa 1997. Seamaster Professional Diver and Professional Chronograph models used to be readily available for purchase on a sharkskin strap as an alternative to the metal bracelet. Blue dial models had the blue sharkskin strap shown above, white dial models had a choice of blue or green sharkskin strap. Omega has always had a number of strap colors and strap types available, but usually these require special ordering the watch or purchasing the strap separately.
    [Images: Derek Ziglar]
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