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5 Watches You Should Invest In and Why

Timeless timepieces to last.
5 Watches You Should Invest In and Why
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Timeless timepieces to last.

If you're finally ready to invest in a watch that will stand the fiercest tests of time (pun intentional), look no further than Omega, the Swiss luxury label that has been crafting achingly exquisite timepieces since 1848. Because FYI, they've just released five new updates to their most popular lines this 2018! Talk about the perfect fusion of classic and modern. Take your pick below, and remember that these are going to last you generations to come.

The Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition

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Launched in 1948, the Seamaster line was Omega's first family of watches. The beautifully designed timepieces, which were given greater water-resistance than their military counterparts by Omega's novel use of the O-ring gasket technology, would go on to become universally recognized and respected. In 2018, the 70th Anniversary of the Seamaster, Omega is paying tribute to these exceptional timepieces by releasing two limited edition models in the spirit of the 1948 classics.

The caseback of each watch features an oriented and patented Omega Naiad Lock, engraved with SEAMASTER, LIMITED EDITION, the limited edition number, and “NAIAD LOCK”. As a further tribute to the many aviators and mariners who have placed their trust in OMEGA’s timepieces, the flat sapphire crystal itself is laser engraved and lacquered by hand with a 70th Anniversary logo, a Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft, the first jet plane used by the Royal Air Force. Present day adventurers can also rely on the integrity of the Seamaster, as the new models are water-resistant all the way to 200ft.

Both watches are beautifully presented in their own special collector's box, made of soft brown leather. Fun fact: Each model is limited to 1,948 pieces, so get shopping.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery 

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We guarantee you'll never be able to take your eyes off of this opulent masterpiece. This particular version features a symmetrical 38 mm case and includes a diamond-paved bezel. This same gold is also used for the watch’s hands, which point to 12 marquise-cut red rubies at every hour. The impressive dial is notable for three different styles of horizontal waves, which celebrate the undulating rhythm of the ocean. To achieve the overall look, silvery guilloché waves are interspersed with waves crafted in 18K Sedna™ gold as well as 18K Sedna™ gold waves that are paved with a total of 191 diamonds, all on a tasteful, glossy red leather strap.

The Seamaster Diver 300M 

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When the Seamaster Diver 300M was released 25 years ago, Omega introduced a very unique metal known as tantalum. The color worked perfectly within the revolutionary new watch design, which also included professional characteristics such as a helium escape valve and extendable divers’ clasp. This year, Omega is paying tribute to that 1993 release by introducing a special model with tantalum, limited to 2,500 pieces. 

The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 

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50 years after the Apollo 8 mission, the first to orbit around the moon, Omega is proudly releasing its newest Dark Side of the Moon timepiece. Unlike previous Dark Side models, this release houses a specially decorated version of the label's famous Moonwatch movement: a calibre that deserves to be seen.

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To display the workings inside, the dial has been expertly skeletonized. Inside, laser ablation has been used to precisely decorate the bridges and main plate of the blackened movement, producing realistic imagery of the lunar surface. And like the moon, it reveals two unique sides. The dial-side is a light shade to represent our view of the moon’s surface from Earth, while the back of the watch delves into inner workings that only astronauts get to see.

The Trésor

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With Kaia Gerber as its newest ambassador, the Tresor is 100% a classic made for every generation. Diamond paving curves along each side of the case and a single diamond is set within the crown. For an added touch, each crown also includes a red liquid ceramic flower, with a design made out of five Omega logos.

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