2018 Basel Watch Show, Omega Seamaster, Supermaster Major Update

It is not too late to get to the topic. This year, Omega has made major updates to the hippocampus and Supermaster. Both the hippocampus and the Speedmaster are the watches that brothers usually contact the most, which is of great importance, so today I only talk about Omega.
The first is the hippocampus.
   This year, Omega has significantly updated the 300-meter diving watch of the hippocampus and launched a new generation of 300-meter diving watch of the hippocampus using the 8800 series movement.

Omega’s new generation of 300-meter seahorse diving watch.
   The brothers who are familiar with Omega know that there are three types of hippocampus that we usually contact most: the 300-meter diving table for the hippocampus, the hippocampus aqua terra (seahorse AT), and the hippocampus and the universe (seahorse PO). In these years, Omega has carried out a rapid technical update of the movement. In a few years, it has been updated from the 8500 movement to the current 8900/8800 coaxial movement. Such fast movement technology upgrade is very rare in the watch world. In the intensive technological update of Omega, the hippocampus AT and hippocampus PO have changed a total of 3 movements, 8500, Zhizheng Master Co-Axial version 8500, 8900/8800. But while the hippocampus AT and hippocampus PO have been upgraded all the way, the Omega seahorse 300-meter diving watch has not been upgraded, and always uses the 2500 movement.

   Because the public price of the hippocampus 300-meter diving watch was 32400, which is lower than the hippocampus AT and hippocampus PO, some brothers believe that Omega used 2,500 for the hippocampus 300-meter diving watch and 8900 for higher-level hippocampus AT and hippocampus PO / 8800. Now Omega said, no, the hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is not without the movement, it was not before.

The new generation of the hippocampus 300-meter diving watch uses the 8800 movement.
   The most significant change of this year’s new generation of hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is the use of the Omega 8800 series coaxial movement. The configuration level of the new hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is directly at the same level as the hippocampus AT and hippocampus PO, and there is no difference between them. In addition, because the 8800 was changed, the 300-meter diving table of the hippocampus was also transparent. You can see the movement, and it has 15,000 Gauss antimagnetic. Regarding the difference between the 8800 and 8900, let me briefly talk about it. The 8800 uses a ball bearing automatic tourbillon, and the 8900 is a pin-type automatic tourbillon. The 8800 has a calendar quick adjustment. Calendar fast adjustment, 8900 crown pull out a gear is the time zone fast adjustment. The 8800 and 8900 movements have different functional directions. According to the current situation, the hippocampus 300m diving watch is 8800, the hippocampus AT is 8900/8800, and the hippocampus PO is 8900/8800.

Omega’s new generation seahorse 300-meter diving watch. Note that the time scale is enamel.
   In addition to upgrading the movement, the size of the new generation hippocampus 300-meter diving watch has become a bit larger. It was originally 41, and it has now increased to 42. And the new generation of the hippocampus 300-meter diving table has also been significantly upgraded. Please note that the new generation seahorse 300-meter diving watch’s time scale is enamel, enamel, enamel (important thing said three times), then the brothers will ask, is there still luminous? must have. The new generation of hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is on the enamel time scale, coated with luminous coating. This upgrade is simply too ‘inverse’. A 300-meter diving watch with an ordinary steel shell and seahorse turned out to be enamel. I was really shocked. In addition to enamel, there are laser-engraved decorative patterns on the surface of the disc. Omega’s true level of sports watch decoration is extremely high.

New generation hippocampus 300m diving watch tape version.
   The new generation of hippocampus 300-meter diving watch, the movement has been upgraded, the dial has been upgraded, and the watch has penetrated to the bottom. Is the price going up? The new generation of the hippocampus 300-meter diving watch is priced at 35600 tape version and 36500 steel chain version. I think it’s super worth. I’ve upgraded so much, but the increase is really small. The steel chain version is 900 yuan more expensive than the tape version, but it costs 900 more to buy the absolute value of the steel belt. Not only does a steel chain not need to be changed, but the steel chain buckle can be slid to adjust the length, which is very convenient. The new generation of hippocampus 300m diving watch is now visually the new ‘king of cost performance’ in 30,000 watches.
Below is the Speedmaster.

   This year, Omega has released a very cattle version of the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ version of the manual Moon Landing Speedmaster, the official name is ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Apollo 8. In other words, the 1861 manual super tyrant with all black ceramic shell is very cool. Before the watch exhibition, I saw a foreign player. He predicted what the Omega Speedmaster would be this year. He said that Omega would produce a ceramic 1861 manual speedmaster, and the result was really out! Let me talk about it specifically.

Omega’s new Moon Dark Side Manual Speedmaster, official name ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Apollo 8.
   As we all know, there is a very powerful Speedmaster among the Omega Speedmasters called ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ (using the 9300 movement). One of the great things about this watch is that it is the first full Ceramic Speedmaster. The case, buttons, and buckle are all black ceramic, which is very cool. At the same time, the brothers also know that the most classic and most orthodox of the Omega Speedmaster is the manual moon landing speedmaster using a 1861 manual winding movement. Originally, these two watches were two supercars completely out of bounds. The dark side of the moon was 9300 avant-garde, and the classic authenticity of manual supercar landing, but now, Omega ‘combined’ these two supercars together.

Omega’s new Dark Moon Manual Speedmaster.
   The all-black ceramic case of the new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speedmaster measures 44.25 mm. Note that the general size of the 1861 Moon Landing Supermaster is 42 mm, and the dark side of the moon 9300 is 44.25 mm. This watch completely transplants the case standard of the dark side of the moon 9300. However, the movement used in this watch is the 1861 manual chronograph movement of the Omega Manual Lunar Speedmaster. In order to match the all-black ceramic case, Omega ‘blackened’ the 1861 movement. The front and back of the movement are black. At the same time, the brothers please note that the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual superb movement has been decorated with a ‘moon surface’ decoration, and the details of the ‘crater’ on the movement are in place. Adding yellow needles and yellow characters is really cool to take off.

The dark side of the moon is manually overpowered, using a blackened version of the 1861 manual movement.
   Finally, I said price. The public price of this ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Manual Speedmaster is 72,700, unlimited. The brothers know that the general public price of the Moon Landing Speedmaster is more than 40,000, and the dark side of the moon 9300 is more than 90,000 (folding buckle). This ‘dark side of the moon’ manual speedmaster is exactly in the middle. I bought the dark side 9300 for a month before, and it feels good to wear (I will write the dark side 9300 of the moon afterwards). My favorite in Omega is the Speedmaster, because the actual price is also good after landing on the moon. After the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual Supermaster is listed, I will definitely ‘focus on’ this watch.

Dark Side of the Moon 9300

   Finally, I want to say something. Watches of the same level, the same public / actual price, Omega is always higher and cooler. Although we don’t want everyone to like it, I think Omega’s performance is very conscience. Although I am not a hardcore European fan, but I like it.

The German Team Won The First Leg Of The Longines China Equestrian Tournament

In the first leg of the Longines China Equestrian Tour, Franke Sloothaak took the ‘NewtimedeBaussy’ to win the Longines Grand Prix. Cai Yingqi, Marketing Director of Longines China, presented her with an elegant Longines watch.

   The first Longines China Equestrian Tournament was held in front of Shanghai’s famous and magnificent Chinese Art Museum. The Longines China Equestrian Tournament holds four races in Shanghai, Dalian, Beijing and Guangzhou. Longines is proud to be the title partner and official timekeeper of the Tour.

   The first race is the best place to enjoy the watch designated by the event, this watch from the Longines MasterCollection.