Baselworld 2018

Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions

Launched in 1948, the Seamaster line was OMEGA's first family of watches. A blend of battle-proven technology and beautiful design, they would go on to conquer the watchmaking world. Released to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Seamaster, these 1948 Limited Editions pay tribute to OMEGA's original post-war classics.

A tough start

Between 1940 and 1945, OMEGA delivered more than 110,000 timepieces to the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), all highly valued by British airmen and sailors for their water-resistance and reliability in combat. A demand for a peacetime application of this robust technology led to the creation of the Seamaster.

"…OMEGA's peaceful use of wartime technology produced the ultimate civilian timepiece…"

Closeup of the dial of the Seamaster 1948 and its elegant white dial and subdial

Subdial at 6 o'clock

The dial of the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds includes a small seconds indication at 6 o'clock, as well as leaf-style hour and domed minute hand. The watch is presented on a brown leather strap with a polished-brushed stainless steel buckle.

The Central second model

Graced with Dauphine style hour and minute hands filled with white Super-LumiNova, the dial of the Central Second model is clean and classic. A blue-grey leather strap completes the look.

"…In keeping with the strap style of the original '48 models, both buckles include a vintage OMEGA logo…"

Transparent caseback of the Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition watch

Commemorative caseback

As a further tribute to the many aviators and mariners who have placed their trust in OMEGA, the flat sapphire crystal caseback of each watch 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.

Uniform qualities

A stainless steel case, polished bezel, opaline silvery domed dial and polished crown, embossed with vintage OMEGA logo are common to both models. The watches are presented in their own special collector's box made of soft brown leather and kept upright but easily moveable thanks to a magnetic floor. A spare NATO strap, leather strap and strap changing tool are also included. Each model is limited to 1,948 pieces.

The two limited edition models of the Seamaster 1948 side by side
1948 Small Seconds
1948 Central Second

1948 Small Seconds

Steel on leather strap

511.12.38.20.02.001

Avant-première at Baselworld, available in stores from October 2018.

For more information please contact your nearest OMEGA boutique.

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1948 Central Second

Steel on leather strap

511.13.38.20.02.001

Avant-première at Baselworld, available in stores from October 2018.

For more information please contact your nearest OMEGA boutique.

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