Omega definitely has the early lead on the best release of Basel 2018 with the two Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions (and when all is said and done, I would not be surprised if these turn out to be the hit of the show).
Omega isn’t new to the current heritage craze (a craze that I happen to be quite fond of), and they really hit the mark with this pair. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster line, both variants of the Seamaster 1948 are patterned after their historical counterparts, capturing the aesthetic feel of those watches while incorporating some excellent technical updates worthy of a modern Omega.
Both models are housed in 38mm steel cases with exhibition case backs and a water resistance rating of 60 meters. Both also feature gently domed silver dials and applied metal markers. Fortunately, neither model is plagued with a date window. Too often, heritage remakes have an added date function where the original did not (a terrible trend not often dictated by aesthetics), and I am relieved that Omega has not fallen into that trap here.