By Michelle Graff
The Omega 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions of the Seamaster 300 (left), Speedmaster and Railmaster are limited to 3,557 pieces each and priced between $6,800 and $7,250.
Basel, Switzerland--In 1957, Omega came out with watches that would go on to become some of the brand’s most popular and most sought-after models: the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster.

This year at Baselworld, the Swatch Group-owned watch brand marked the anniversary by releasing special anniversary editions of each model that are limited to 3,557 pieces each.

The anniversary edition of the Seamaster 300, a watch originally introduced for divers and professionals who worked underwater, is 39 mm and powered by the Master Chronometer caliber 8806.

It comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a black aluminum bezel and the original watch’s Naïad sign on the crown. Back in 1957, this was a sign indicating the watch’s water resistance, which was exceptional for that time.

The Seamaster 300 also has the seahorse on the case back, drawn in the same style it was 60 years ago.

The Railmaster was a double-case, anti-magnetic watch made for scientists, technicians or anyone else who worked close to electrical fields.

The anniversary edition of this watch is 38 mm and is powered by the Master Chronometer caliber 8806, which can withstand magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss (basically, the watch can be worn during an MRI and still work).

The anniversary edition of the Speedmaster, a watch originally introduced for racecar drivers and called the “Broad Arrow” because of its hands, is a 38.6 mm timepiece  powered by Omega’s 1861 caliber movement.

The watches can be purchased individually or together as a set in a box made to mimic the Omega’s packaging from 1957 (pictured below).

20170405 Omega box

In the box, each watch comes with a leather and a NATO strap and a tool for changing them.

The Trilogy Speedmaster is $7,250, the Seamaster 300 is $7,000 and the Railmaster is $6,800. The retail price on the box set is $21,600.

The watches are set for a June delivery.

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