Seaside And Seamasters: A Coastal Weekend With Omega
City-living is exceptional. The constant excitement is palpable, but when the concrete jungle gets a little too exciting, the best reprieve is to go a few hours outside of urban confines to a blissful oceanside oasis.
Along for a trip our East was three of our favorite Omega Seamasters — one more unique than the next — ideal watches for whatever activities your weekend away entails. Follow us along for a getaway to the beach…while time still allows.
Begin at the Bluffs
Start off the weekend by taking in the sea-blue sights, wearing the Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer 41mm. Featuring a blue dial and blue bezel, matching both the sea and the sunny sky. Perfect for exploring the bluffs, this watch can go from exploration to lunch conversation with ease.
Equal parts sporty and elegant, this blue dialed beauty is an ode to Omega’s vintage pieces, while having all the functionality of a modern timepiece. The contrasting blue details with a tan leather strap lend an Americana aspect that makes it the ideal coastal companion.
Blackout at the Beach
No, not that kind of blackout. After all, this is supposed to be a relaxing getaway. But even though you are off the clock, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a watch to the beach. Just make sure that watch is the black-on-black Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Black Black. That’s a lot of black. But coming in at 43.5mm, this hefty diver seamlessly goes from surf to sand.
No need to stress about the watch’s durability or its versatility — both extend long beyond the beach. For a future weekend getaway to the mountains, or a jog back in the city, this blacked-out Seamaster adds an unexpected but welcome level of swag to a sports watch.
Chronographs and Crab
After all the exploring and beach-going, it's time to take a seat at the shore and enjoy a bite. No trip to the beach is complete without classic grub; whether that be a lobster roll or crab claws, a proper meal is necessary. For our last weekend watch, strap on the Omega Seamaster Diver Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph. Striking in both design and stature, the slight gold detailing expertly juxtaposes the watch’s rugged nature.
At 44mm, this watch makes a statement, but still maintains ease in wearability as the rubber strap allows for fuss-free wear — even in the summer sun. Not that you will be using the Chronograph feature while you enjoy your lunch, or anytime during a relaxing trip away, but hey, you do have to return home at some point, right?
Farewell to Summer, in Style
Though there is no real way to finish out the summer, the abundance of surf, sand, and substance — plus a trio of Omega Seamasters — make the impending dip in temperatures a tad less daunting. But that final trip to the coast, enjoying the ocean breeze while it is still warm, and a Seamaster on your wrist sounds like an authentic farewell to the season.
Visit your nearest Omega boutique, or Omega’s website, to discover the entire Seamaster collection.
(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)