Today, you can be the ruler of the seas – with the help of a Swiss watch company, of course. If you want to venture into some of the deepest parts of the ocean, or just want a seriously waterproof watch, there’s no need to look to the stars for answers. The nearest luxury watch dealer will do just fine.
But honestly, two of the best dive watches in the world are Omega’s Seamaster Ocean Cosmos and Rolex’s Heidelberg. Although, the similarities between the two pretty much end there. Due to the different movements and functions, these two watches may be separated by oceans. So, who will win in a battle between Rolex and Omega? We’ll let you decide.
The Rolex Seaview has a longer history than the Seamaster, which was the first model introduced to the market in the 1960s. After that, the Seamaster has undergone various upgrades and changes, all for the betterment of deep diving. So, for comparison purposes, we will compare the newer Ref. 116600 which was produced in 2014-2017, to the Seamaster.
When we first reviewed the Rolex 116600, with its unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel, it was clear that this was a sporty rolex swiss replica watches. What wasn’t obvious at first glance, however, was that behind this stainless steel water-resistant case and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal was a modern 3135 automatic movement with a desirable blue paramagnetic hairspring. But the watch itself pays homage to the earlier Sea Dwellers with a chunky 40mm case that’s still smaller than the Seamaster.
Other new features include long-lasting luminescent hands and hour markers, a state-of-the-art ceramic Cerachrom bezel and a 904L stainless steel Oyster bracelet with Glidelock clasp that extends beyond the diving suit.
While the Seamaster has a bigger feel on the wrist, the Hideaway beats it in terms of depth – it goes further. As for the looks, both watches are sporty – the Seamaster’s signature orange markings are more dazzling, while the Rolex is uniformly handsome.
What these two watches have in common, however, is that their stainless steel water-resistant cases make them virtually indestructible, making them ideal replica swiss watches for everyday wear. While the 44mm Seamaster may be a bit more visible than the 40mm Sea Dweller, they both have nice, easy-to-read faces with date displays. In the end, it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy diving with these watches as much as you do wearing them. Moreover, in a head-to-head competition between Rolex and Omega, both watches have their admirable features. We’ll leave it to you to choose.