Omega launched a new state-of-the-art timepiece, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black”. This watch has been created by combining a GMT model with a diving watch and the result is a stand-alone collection. It features four timepieces which represent the next step in the evolution of ceramic watchmaking which began for Omega with the Dark Side of the Moon.
All four models are serious dive watches, able to withstand the pressures of the ocean at 60 bar which equals about 600 m. They are also packed with crucial tech for exploring in the depth.
In a first for Planet Ocean, a single block of black ceramic forms the case body of each watch. On the Black and Sedna gold models, the ceramic cases and dials have been polished for a glossy effect. The blue and red versions are brushed for a matt effect that offers better visibility underwater. The unidirectional bezels are also made of black ceramic.
In the red and blue models, coloured rubber has been blended with ceramic to create unique bezels which highlight the first 15 minutes. Omega chose red and blue, because at 5 m water depth red is the first colour to disappear, at 275 m blue is the last colour you’ll see. At a depth of 300 m everything will go black – except the Super-Luminova on your dive watch.
Yes, of course the hands and indexes on these watches are coated in Super-LumiNova. It appears white in the light and emits green and blue in the dark.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” watches feature a GMT ring which is fixed on the dial and provides a second timezone. A must for professional divers working in a diving bell is the helium escape valve. It is positioned on 10 o’clock.
At the heart of all four “Deep Black” watches is the Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8906. It is resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss and has been tested – and passed – at the highest level (METAS).
Except for the Sedna gold version, which comes on a water-proof leather strap, the watches are equipped with a rubber strap.
The watches will be available in October 2016. For more information visit www.omegawatches.com and see the video below.