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.
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"
"All the cool new materials and diving tech make the "Deep Black" a watch fan's dream"
The term "deep black" is not a shallow boast. These are serious divers' watches, able to withstand the pressures of the ocean at 60 bar (600 m) and packed with crucial tech for exploring beneath the waves.
THE GMT FUNCTION
THE HE ESCAPE VALVE
THE RUBBER STRAP
"The Chronograph's 18K white gold indexes provide a sharp contrast to the matt black ceramic dial"
This 45.5 mm model takes display to the next level, with two subdials, including a small seconds at 9 o'clock. Cased in brushed ceramic and with a matt black ceramic dial, it features a uni-directional black ceramic bezel with orange rubber for the first 15 minutes. The black/orange theme extends to the brushed pushers and rubber strap. Powering the Chronograph is OMEGA's Master Chronometer calibre 9900.
At the heart of all four “Deep Black” watches is the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8906. Resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss, the movement has been tested at the industry's highest level, passing all 8 tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).