Along with a comprehensive lineup of past and current Omega Replica Seamaster Watches, we at DiveIntoWatches.com discovered four prototype watches on display at the museum that we felt were worthy of attention. Here they are, along with photos:
• A “Super Compressor” case prototype from 1969 with a 52-mm diameter and a flexible caseback intended to be used in helium-saturated environments. Probably because the Omega Seamaster 600 from that time was put “through our helium test […] This test showed that the 600 is one hundred times as air- and water-tight as the Apollo spacecraft.” Omega Replica De Ville did not pursue the concept of a helium release valve further until the 1990s.
• An Omega Seamaster 1000 prototype with a very unique bezel inlay and an unusual dial/hand combination. The watch was used by COMEX during Janus II (two years before the cooperation with Rolex started), along with some specially marked Seamaster 600 “Ploprof” models, when “they spent eight days on the seabed, while setting up a new world deep-sea diving record.”
One of two Seamaster 1000 prototypes from 1982 made of titanium.
• And, last but not least, the rather extreme-looking Replica Omega Constellation Megaquartz Seamaster 1000, with a rather unique evolution of the brand’s traditional orange “Plongeur” minute hand.