Omega 1948 Limited Editions Can Be Yours With a Quick Jaunt to Switzerland

Omega Made a Throwback for Your Wrist

By Najib Benouar ·

They don't make them like they used to. 

Unless, of course, if "they" is legendary watchmaker Omega. And if "them" is their original Seamaster watch, first launched in 1948, getting a very limited edition remake this year, upon its 70th anniversary, in the form of the Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions.

While the watch is mean to be a faithful homage to the original, the horologists at Omega couldn't help but giving these new timepieces a little modern flourish. There's a commemorative skeletonized caseback that allows you to see the age-old ingenuity of mechanical watchmaking at work: a Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement. 

They've done the dial both ways: in your classic center seconds as well as the inset small seconds (the one with the cute little circle ticking out the seconds at the six o'clock mark). And to really drive home the theme, they're only making 1,948 watches in each. 

And if you can't wait until their fall release, you can snag one preemptively at Basel World in Switzerland. (Which is kind of like the watch world's equivalent to Hypebeasts sleeping on sidewalks outside of a sneaker shop.)

Najib Benouar

Najib Benouar has been known on occasion to write about menswear, ice cream scoops and all other manner of gentlemanly pursuit.

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