A couple of years ago, Omega stunned the watch world when they came out with the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. They took one of the most legendary iconic chronograph’s of all time and made it even cooler because it was made out of ceramic. This push to innovate out of the use of this nonmetallic material has inspired Omega to release a NEW and original model. Continuing the incorporation of ceramic watches, Omega just released the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black. By combining a GMT model with a diving watch, OMEGA has created a stand-alone collection of “Deep Black” watches that are in a league of their own.
The case is black ceramic, measures 45.5mm. It has a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 600 meters. It features a Liquidmetal bezel and a helium-release valve.
The movement is the Swiss automatic Omega in-house caliber 8906 with Co-Axial escapement. Movement and watch tested according to Master Chronometer certification process approved by Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. GMT and timezone functions. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions. Special luxury finish with rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque. Power reserve of 60 hours. The dial is black with luminous hands and markers.
It comes on a rubber strap with contrast stitching and a deployant.
BLACK CERAMIC IN GLOSSY OR MATT
In a first for Planet Ocean, a single block of black ceramic forms the case body of each watch. On the Black and 18K 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.
DEEP BLACK MEETS BOLD COLOUR
On these two models, rubber has been blended with ceramic to create unique bezels which highlight the first 15 minutes. Why red and blue? Dive to 5 m and red is the first colour to disappear, blending stealthily with a diving suit. Go deeper to 275 m and the last colour you’ll see is blue. Finally, at a depth of 300 m, everything goes black, except of course, your still highly-visible Planet Ocean divers’ watch with Super-Luminova.
“OMEGA’s new patented ceramic Naiad Lock keeps the engraved wording perfectly positioned, so the caseback is even easier to admire”
THE GMT FUNCTION
Wherever you are in the world, the new GMT ring fixed on the dial will keep you orientated, even if you’re diving in some distant ocean.
THE HELIUM ESCAPE VALVE
A must for professional divers working in a diving bell, the escape valve prevents helium molecules, which expand during decompression, from popping the crystal face and caseback of the watch.
The foldover clasp for the rubber strap is made from ceramised titanium, while the clasp cover has been produced in ceramic with two types of finishing.
The hands and indexes of the watches are created from 18kt Sedna gold or 18kt white gold. They are coated in white Super-LumiNova that emits green and blue colours.
THE RUBBER STRAP
The black rubber straps, designed to look like fabric, feature contrasting stitching and have also been treated with an anti-bacterial coating. A wave pattern can be found on the underside.
Please watch the official Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black video below