More than any other genre, dive replica watches tend to look the most natural in steel and gold. I think it’s their easy going, highly versatile personality. A dive watch looks just as good at the beach as it does on a yacht as it does at the public pool, so it’s not much of a stretch to say it would pass muster in any metal – or combination thereof – that you can come up with.
OMEGA – as you no doubt are aware – makes one of the best dive watches out there in its high quality copy Omega Seamaster Diver 300M collection. It shouldn’t be any surprise, then, that the series is replete with two-tone options. But here’s the kicker: Do you choose traditional yellow gold and steel – dearly departed ’80s Week would approve – or a combination of steel and OMEGA’s proprietary Sedna gold alloy?
(Sedna gold, as a reminder, blends gold – at least 75 percent of the final mixture – with copper and palladium to create a unique red gold variant with a particularly long lasting color.)
I have my eye on the black dial and rubber strap combination in Sedna gold and steel, but there’s also something about the blue dial and bracelet option in yellow gold and steel that makes it difficult to choose. Sedna gold works nicely in both blue and black options, but I particularly appreciate how it complements the engraved black ceramic dial. Yellow gold and blue, on the other hand, is an old-school combination that immediately catches the eye.
There are five different two-tone black rubber strap fake OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M variants currently available in the HODINKEE Shop. Each one features a bezel, crown, helium-escape valve, handset, hour markers, and inner bracelet links (when applicable) made of either yellow gold or Sedna gold. Pricing starts at $6,900, and extends up to $10,500.