The Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection has paid homage to OMEGA’s ocean heritage since 2005. But today, the new Planet Ocean 600M stands at the forefront of watchmaking excellence with Master Chronometer certification and innovative new design.
The cases of the 39.5mm and 43.5mm models, as well as the 45.5mm chronographs, are made from stainless steel or 18K Sedna™ gold. Most impressively, the dials and bezels have been created from ceramic, a sleek effect that is enhanced by Liquidmetal® or Ceragold™ numbers and scaling.
"Subtle design changes include the new Arabic numerals, new alveol screw-in caseback, and the new transferred minutes track."
The applied indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue light, while the minute hand and dot on the diving bezel glow green. This helps divers easily keep track of their time underwater.
For the first time, rubber has been blended with ceramic to create a vibrant new diving bezel. This can be seen in several models, where orange rubber covers the first 15 minutes. The straps are also made from rubber with an anti-bacterial treatment. Even on the water-resistant leather straps, rubber has been included on the underside for comfort and functionality.
"Revolutionary movements and technologies take these models to the next level."
OMEGA has also created grade 5 titanium versions of the Planet Ocean that feature sandblasted titanium dials and grey silicon nitride bezels. The metallic effect adds a unique edge to the collection.
In another premiere, this 43.5mm GMT model introduces our first bi-ceramic bezel. With incredible effect, the contrasting black and white ring and markings help to separate night from day. The stainless steel case features a black ceramic dial and the watch is powered by the new Master Chronometer GMT 8906 movement.
The Master Chronometer calibres that drive these watches (9900 / 9901, 8906, 8800 / 8801, 8900 / 8901) are at the pinnacle of watchmaking precision and performance. Each watch has passed the 8 rigorous tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), proving its excellence even in magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.