As its name suggests, the Omega Seamaster Panet Ocean is a legend of underwater adventures. This explorer of the deep blue seas was the valuable companion for some of the most important professional divers and marine scientists. The collection is a tribute to Omega’s impressive diving watches legacy.
The amazing deep sea visibility is ensured by the applied indexes and hands that are coated with white Super-LumiNova. This is an exclusive material that glows brightly in the dark emitting a blue light. The same Super-LumiNova is used for the small dot located at 12 o’clock on the bezel. The enhanced readability of the watch is very useful for divers who need to read the time at a glance. Nevertheless, this feature is equally valuable back on dry land where the wearer needs to be able to tell the time even in the dark.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean was first launched in 2005 and at that time the main color was black, but the watch was so popular among young people that the brand was overwhelmed by the high demand of bold hues that would reflect the ocean’s color pallete. Of course, Omega was convinced that an aesthetic upgrade was much needed so it introduced a new range of timepieces that mixed the classical look of the black dial with the vivid blue, white and orange of the bezel, hour markers, hands and straps.
Omega has developed and produced its revolutionary Co-Axial movements which are particularly functional and precise. These technological wonders power the Planet Ocean watches and offer to the modern adventurer a splendid compromise between utility and fashion.
The Planet Ocean comes with a helium escape valve that when it is worn by divers in pressure chambers allows helium to escape from inside the case. When the diver rises at the surface there is the risk that the pressure differences between the trapped gases from the interior of the watch and the external environment damages the timepiece. Due to the helium escape valve this risk is completely eliminated.
When you explore reefs, shipwrecks or caves, your watch is exposed to shock or magnetism. To prevent this type of hazards, the scratch resistant sapphire crystal and the Si14 silicon balance spring enhances the resistance to magnetism and shock, thus providing unmatched reliability.
Omega knows perfectly well that not all wrists are the same so it created Planet Ocean models in several case sizes such as the 37.5 mm, 43.5 mm and 45.5 mm. Every single one of them is addressed to a specific type of diving enthusiasts, from women with a slender wrist to men with a big preference for extra-large timepieces.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean collection includes two distinctive families that propose two particular looks: one is the Good Planet Special Edition and the other is the Ceragold. Both bring extra value and popularity to the Seamaster series and attract a large number of watches enthusiasts that have a fine taste for underwater explorations and exquisitely designed timepieces.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet
This special Seamaster family is actually a partnership between Omega and the GoodPlanet foundation meant to make everyone aware of how essential it is to take care of our oceans and ensure the sustainability of our planet.
It was clear that only a brand like Omega, with an impressive maritime legacy was suitable for promoting this much appraised campaign. What Omega did was pure success. It took one of its best-selling designs, a symbol for the deep blue seas and upgraded it with unique aesthetic details. The watch was named GoodPlanet and it asserts our care towards the natural beauties that surround us. A part of the sales generated by this product are used to found projects meant to preserve the seagrasses and mangroves in Southeast Asia and to make the population aware of how important it is to preserve our natural resources.
Besides its humanitarian connotation, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet also means a modern aesthetics and superior functionality. It is the ideal instrument for travellers who adore discovering the sea in its infinite beauty. The watch attracts right from the first moment with a unique design. The vivid blue lacquered dial has large applied hour markers, an orange GMT hand and a date window at 3 o’clock. Due to the lively colored orange GMT scale on the bezel and to the GMT hand the wearer can read the time for two separate time zones. This function is very useful for those who travel on a regular basis and need to stay in touch with their home time.
At the inside of the GoodPlanet watch we find an exclusive Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8605. This highly accurate and durable mechanical movement offers cutting edge technologies for a reliable and precise time telling functionality. The really stunning thing is that the caseback of the watch is engraved with the words “GoodPlanet Foundation” and is a transparent scratch resistant sapphire crystal that allows you to admire the inside mechanism. As it was created with extreme adventures in mind the model is water resistant to 600 meters/2000 feet.
For easy reading below and above the water’s surface the polished and facetted rhodium-plated hands and hour markers are covered with white Super-LumiNova to offer enhanced legibility. This timepiece was inspired by the colors of the ocean and it is available with either a sporty blue rubber strap or with a sturdy stainless steel bracelet.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ceragold
The Planet Ocean Ceragold™ family is one of the most innovative Omega lines. These watches are simply stunning and unique due to their materials innovation. The zirconium based ceramic bezel has incrustations of 18 k rose gold. This extravagant novelty is called Ceragold™ and it represents the distinctive feature of these models.
Omega has developed a revolutionary manufacturing process that allows it to produce some of the most interesting bezels within the industry. This special technique makes it possible to add 18 k rose gold indexes into the surface of a zirconium based ceramic bezel so that the entire surface of the bezel ring feels perfectly smooth when you touch it.
The watch comes with a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The gold plated hour markers, indexes, the hour and seconds hands are coated with very durable white Super-LumiNova that glows brightly in the dark with a blue tint. Interestingly enough, the dot from the bezel and the minute hand have a green glow that enhances divers to read elapsed dive time at a glance. As all the other Planet Ocean timepieces, the Ceragold™ is waterproof to 600 meters/2000 feet.
The Chronograph Ceragold™ is available with a 45.5 mm case manufactured from 18 k red gold so this is a considerably luxurious and exclusivist collection. The model has a polished black ceramic bezel ring that features a spectacular diving scale with 18K Ceragold™ markings. The winding crown and the helium escape pusher are also made from rose gold. The versions that come without the chronograph function are manufactured in these three case sizes: 37.5 mm, 42 mm and 45.5 mm.
To equal the remarkable aesthetics and technical qualities of the Ceragold™, Omega decided to use superior in-house Calibres that offer magnificent precision and a series of very useful functions. Calibre 9301, Calibre 8615, Calibre 8501 and Calibre 8521 are the mechanical self-winding mechanisms that power these appealing timepieces.
One of the most remarkable versions of the Ceragold™ family is the White Planet St. Moritz, a white dial model that comes in a 37.5 mm or 42 mm case, manufactured from 18 k rose gold that has a white ceramic bezel with 18 k rose gold indexes and a white leather strap. This watch celebrates the Swiss mountain resort town of St. Moritz where the world’s best bobsleigh race takes place.
Nevertheless, the most functional and useful Ceragold™ model is the GMT model which comes with a central GMT hand that display the time in a different time zone. The timepiece comes in a 43.5 mm case size and is boosted by the in-house Omega Calibre 8615.
Commander Yves Le Prieur, the inventor of scuba, William Beebe, the marine biologist and explorer, Jacques Mayo and Jacques Cousteau are just a few of the personalities that discovered the ocean’s secrets while wearing a Seamaster Planet Ocean on their wrist. The complex functionality and high legibility of the dial are the main reasons why this iconic timepiece was and still is so popular among diving enthusiasts.