Watch Of The Week

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My watch of the week is the Omega Seamaster 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer from Keanes Jewellers.  With this version of the Omega Seamaster 300M, Omega brings the advantages of a METAS (Swiss Institute Of Metrology) certified movement to the Seamaster 300M family. The new Seamaster 300M includes a version of the ceramic bezel as well as a ceramic dial, which is laser-engraved with the well-known wave motif. The combination of a ceramic dial and a ceramic bezel also makes for a very visually striking wristwatch. In this model, the dial has a gloss finish that picks up the light beautifully, and both bezel and dial give an impression of very high quality and precision in manufacturing. Hands-On, the new Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer gives the feeling of a very well made, very solid piece of well-engineered equipment. The use of cutting edge materials feels justified by practical considerations rather than driven by a desire for mere cosmetics, and fit and finish are everything you could reasonably want in a watch. You'll find it at Keanes for €4615.

Patrick McLoughney