Would like to see this one in person whenever it hits the dealers and Omega boutiques....
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(Not that I need another Seamaster).
While I don't like the seconds hand or the polished center links, I'm not sure I understand why people are scoffing at 5,500 CHF price tag. Given what is in the watch, and the new adjustable clasp they added, and the price of it's main competitor, the 114060, I'm not sure I get the turn off. I get preferring the 114060 for a premium, but I don't think they are out of bed with the price tag. Just curious.
Okay, that makes sense, I had never thought people were thinking of Cal 2500 Omega prices. Thanks.
In my view the 2500 basically made a Co-Ax escapement fit in to an Eta 2892 movement. The 8400 (no date) in this was designed around the Co-Ax escapement. It can be considered in-house. The price jump for the in-house movement was already visible with their introduction of the 8500 and 9300 movement as you alluded to in your post. I suppose it's either worth it to you or not, but the list of differences/improvements are easily googleable. We aren't living in the Cal 2500 era of Omega anymore, but I thought that had been apparent for a while.
Nobody's talking about the new Cellinis? I kinda like 'em. Between these, the new Pepsi and the Milsub bezel on the new SD Rolex seems to be bringing back what's been lost in their design language recently. I'd certainly get one of these over the current Day-Dates or precious metal Jumbojusts.
I do think however that the new Seamaster may finally be the Sub Killer, however. I won't even mention the Milswatch.