Released in time-and-date, GMT, and chronograph variants, the replica Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M marked a new start for the brand and its dive watches. While brand business saturated personnel proficient in production models, 600 and 1000 like the Seamaster PloProf watches from the 1970s, Seamaster diver 300 was the first to observe the company’s helium safety valve function, appearing as an extra crown in the 10 o ‘clock position.
The Omega Seamster Diver 300M also borrowed the same ‘Plongeur’ style handset from those previous workhorses, even though this time in a skeletonized version. It was clearly designed to live up to its ‘Professional’ tag and had plenty of pluses in its favor. Yet, for the first two years of its run, the Omega Seamster Diver 300M remained a modest seller among the different kinds of Omega replica watches with only around 4,500 pieces leaving the stores. However, that all changed in 1995.
The James Bond franchise recruited a new face of 007 that year, by the name of Pierce Brosnan. Offering a different take on the feature after all the brooding Timothy Dalton era, it was only right the world’s most popular spy should refresh his look. Before the new Bond’s debut in Goldeneye, the movie’s production designer, Lindy Hemming decided Omega’s latest creation was the perfect match for 007, furnishing him with the quartz-powered ref. 2541.80.