Horological world cup match 2: submariner v seamaster
Well the Reverso v Tank was a result I was not expecting, I thought it would be more closely fought, but it was a landslide for the Reverso.
So onto the battle of the divers
Rolex Submariner v Omega Seamaster
The original, most imitated, and the blueprint for all the rest, Blancpain may gave something to say about it, but the Fifty Fathoms sadly didn’t have the continuity.
You really can’t miss the Submariner, its such an icon. In continuous production the great great great grandchildren show the family DNA from the first generation.
It really is a cult classic.
Say Submariner, and everyone knows exactly what it is, Seamaster, well you’re forgiven for asking which one
To really understand the name Seamaster, you need to think of it as Oyster, that is pertaining to a waterproof watch.
But in 1957 the Seamaster 300 was born, as proper scuba diver watch.
Like the Submariner the design evolved, and turns into the asymmetric case versions, and perhaps you could argue an aesthetically more pleasing watch.
The Seamaster 300 faded away in the 1970’s, and re-emerged in the 80’s as the Seamaster 200. An integrated bracelet version, which just wasn’t in the game to be honest.
But it all changed in the 90’s and hence why this isn’t a one way game.
The co-operation of 007 and a modern quite striking design and blue livery helped create a modern legend. Omega hit the bullseye 🎯
Just like the Sub, the Seamaster 300 has continuously evolved.
Omega being Omega though, still manage to create 3 different divers Watch lines. You could argue variety is the spice of life.
So which gets to play in the next round?
Vote now till Thursday midnight gmt!