HomeGearOmega Seamaster Planet Ocean Reviews aditi August 16, 2011 Gear, Watches Omega is a class in itself. It has many firsts to credit including a trip to the moon. It is also the watch of James Bond. So it is not for no reason that people die to have Omega in their collection of watches. In fact the latest watches on Bond’s wrist are the latest in Seamaster range, the Planet Ocean. Omega Seamaster is a well known range and the Planet Ocean is a special favorite among the professional divers for not only its features but also for style. The range was introduced in 2005 and the innovation was the new Co-Axial technology. Now, the entire Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean range has been with the Co-Axial movements. Like its predecessors, the new Planet Ocean is equipped with water resistance up to 2000 feet or 600 meters and can withstand pressure up to 60 bars. The unidirectional rotating bezel and helium escape valves are all there. The indexes on the dials are special in the new Planet Ocean with the Super-LumiNova which emits blue light and the same continues in the faceted and polished rhodium plated hands. But the minute hand has been kept separate with a green light and the color also is on the diving bezel. This has been done keeping in mind the necessity of the divers to keep track of time in minutes. Like all other Seamaster Planet Ocean watches, this new range also derives power from the already established Co-Axial technology, an Omega exclusive. The Planet Ocean 45.50 mm features the Co-Axial caliber 8500 and the Planet Ocean 45.50 mm chronograph is the first in its class to adopt the Co-Axial caliber 9300/9301. Each of these watches is equipped with the extremely stable and reliable silicon balance spring. Its reliability is evident from the fact that Omega gives a warranty for four years, another path-breaker of sorts. Omega Planet ocean watch Price in India Rs 1,27400 The column wheel chronometer features a 12 hour and 60 minute counter hands in the same sub-dial at 3 o’clock and the central chronograph with a seconds hand and small seconds hand is placed on a sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The chronograph control pushers work independently and that rules out any accidental manipulation. The chronographs offer choices of bezels like the matt orange aluminum, matt black ceramic or matt black dials. The 45.50 comes with the choice of a stainless steel bezel containing 42 diamonds worth 2.69 carats in total. The watch comes with a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal which has anti reflective coating on both sides. The stainless steel case comes with a transparent case back. The Planet Oceans are available in stainless steel on steel, steel on rubber, red gold on gold, red gold on leather and steel on leather band options with the patented screw and pin bracelets. Omega has introduced the liquidmetal technology in the limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean. However, Omega is yet to introduce the liquidmetal technology in the regular production Planet Ocean models as it is a very difficult and expensive technology. But the connoisseurs are waiting for it to happen.