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Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Dive Watch Review & Preowned Luxury Watch Buyer's Guide

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! This is your luxury preowned watch buyer’s guide! Each Saturday, Tim Mosso’s “Weekend Watches” curates a video gallery of premium timepieces from WatchBox, the world leader in luxury preowned watches. Today’s show features dive watches, tourbillon watches, and even a minute repeater while still offering affordable options for watch collectors on a budget. This is YouTube’s only illustrated luxury watch collector’s companion! Today’s show opens with the spectacular 2015 Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE limited edition of 7,007 pieces. This 41mm stainless steel vintage-reissue dive watch references the original Omega Seamaster 300 CK2913 of 1957 while adding dial, clasp, and bezel changes that are unique to the James Bond-inspired limited edition. An Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 8400 provides chronometer-grade accuracy, 60 hours of power reserve, and sits ready for inspection below a sapphire display caseback. This special edition Omega Seamaster plays up the Agent 007 connection without spoiling the heritage-inflected style of the core Seamaster 300. Grand Seiko watches only appear once in today’s program, but Japan’s foremost watch brand makes the most of the opportunity. This 2019 Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGC229 is a 200-piece limited edition that celebrates both 20 years of Grand Seiko Spring Drive technology and 50 years of Japan’s legendary sports car, the Nissan GTR. A robust 46.4mm “Bayside Blue” ceramic and titanium case cradles a dial with a 24-hour second time zone, a chronograph, a power reserve indicator, and a date. The dial base is a coruscating silver-white with chiseled surfacing. A hotrod Grand Seiko caliber 9R96 provides three days of power reserve and an upgrade over the standard Spring Drive GMT chronograph; accuracy is 10 seconds per month rather than 15. For active lifestyles, 100-meter water resistance, dial lume, and automatic winding keep this Grand Seiko sports watch in the game. Audemars Piguet appears twice on today’s program, but neither watch is a Royal Oak. Instead, this episode focuses on the haute horlogerie dress watch complications that earned AP “holy trinity” status in the mid 20th century. First, there’s the AP Jules Audemars Quantieme Perpetuel, a 41mm rose gold perpetual calendar powered by the celebrated caliber 2120 automatic base movement. The crown jewel of this show is the AP Jules Audemars 10 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. At 39mm in grade five titanium, this minute repeater sings by chiming hours, tens of minutes after the hour, and minutes after the most recent multiple of ten minutes. A one-minute tourbillon regulator provides a commensurate feast for the eyes as the repeater chimes. • 26:23 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin 201.033 rose gold $14,950 • 28:26 A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour le Merite 260.028 white gold $69,950 • 31:22 Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Quantieme Perpetuel 26390OR.OO.D093CR.01 $34,950 o perpetual calendar, moonphase, rose gold • 35:10 Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars 10 Minute Repeater Tourbillon $159,900 o Reference number 26072TI.OO.D002CR.01 o Titanium, 10-piece limited edition, 39mm • 16:46 Calibre de Cartier Diver stainless steel, black dial and dive bezel W7100056 o Not priced yet: email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for a quote • 09:29 F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetuel 40mm, rose gold dial, perpetual calendar, platinum o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 11:21 F.P. Journe Octa Jour et Nuit ruthenium series, 40mm, platinum, 99 pieces o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 13:16 F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain 42mm platinum, “tourbillon vertical,” enamel $249,950 • 19:21 Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Chronograph SBGC229 $21,000 o Spring Drive 20th Anniversary / Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary • 22:47 H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon 1348-0100 $26,950 o pink gold, Midnight Blue fume dial, power reserve indicator • 00:38 Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE 233.32.41.21.01.001 limited edition of 7,007 $11,450 • 03:39 Sinn EZM 7 857.030 firefighter’s watch, GMT, tegiment steel case, $2,950 • 07:20 Urban Jurgensen One 41 reference 5241 stainless steel, integrated bracelet $23,950 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.