Omega recently launched the newest member in its Seamaster family – the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean that is hailed to be an out-and-out diver’s watch. The most striking about the Planet Ocean is its orange-colored rotating bezel that complements the numbers on dial. With a unique movement technology and option to choose either the 42mm case or 45.5mm case, Planet Ocean shows immense promise to take the diver’s world by storm.
Features Of Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Watch
The Planet Ocean watch makes use of the caliber 9300 movement and is equipped with proprietary coaxial escapement coupled with silicon balance spring. In a move to maintain the legacy attached to its watches, Omega has used screws in Planet Ocean’s bracelet. Planet Ocean chronograph, like the Omega Speedmaster, sports two registers on its dial. While the subdial at 3 O’clock records the hour and minute, the subdial at 9 O’clock records the seconds.
Looking for hours and minutes passed in one subdial looks tough even for the people who love two registers on the dial. The Planet Ocean is based on the unique LiquidMetal technology. Planet Ocean is water resistant up to a depth of 600m as against the SMP, which is water resistant only up to 300m.
The Omega Planet Ocean owes allegiance to the classic Omega Speedmaster design with the dial’s diameter slightly tailored to meet the current demands. Hence Planet Ocean is available in two dial sizes – 42mm and 45.5mm. The Planet Ocean is a bit thicker than the Seamaster Professional at 14.5mm.
While the design of numbers seems to have been borrowed from Omega classic watches, the hands’ design resembles that of the Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow. The only difference is that the hour hand too in Planet Ocean has an arrow shape. While the classic Black version of the watch is a safe option, the orange version with an interesting orange-colored alligator-skin strap is totally meant to enthuse the youth.
The folding clasp of the bracelet version of Planet Ocean makes it more interesting. The clasp has two buttons that prevents the bracelet from opening up accidentally. However, the AR coating on the Planet Ocean seems a bit annoying for the fact that it makes fingerprints more prominent and welcomes scratches more than usual. Also, the dial appears slightly bluish under bright light.
Everything in the Planet Ocean chronograph watch operates smoothly – right from the unwinding of the crown to setting the date and time.
The only factor that would stop the Omega Planet Ocean run out of style is its color. This means that the Black color version of this diver’s watch will run fine into the next generations.
The Planet Ocean exhibits superior mechanical movement that is less prone to daily wear and tear – thanks to the silicon balance spring and coaxial escapement. This simple means that you seldom need to take your Planet Ocean watch to the service center.
Omega has successfully created a huge customer base over the years by delivering trustworthy services. Taking their obsession one step further, Omega has extended the warranty period on the Planet Ocean to 4 years.
Omega seamaster planet ocean watch price is $4,125.00.
The Omega Planet Ocean is definitely a better version of the earlier model i.e. Seamaster Professional. The Planet Ocean flaunts better finish and more exquisite components.