SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
A DIVER’S WATCH IN ORANGE
The Planet Ocean collection which encompasses the Seamaster family welcomes two new recruits – an automatic three-hand and a chronograph – which each reinterpret the orange shade which decorated the first pieces produced in 2005
At Baselworld in 2005, a new piece by Omega drew onlookers to its stand: a watch named Seamaster Planet Ocean with a bezel, Arabic numerals for the hours and strap all colored bright orange and a water resistance up to a depth of 600 m.
14 years later, Omega has drawn inspiration from this color for two new models, a three-hand and a chronograph, both automatic with a date. However, the shade of this Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer is more subtle and more reddish.
The unidirectional rotating bezel of this pair is made of orange ceramic, with a diving scale in liquid ceramic and Super-LumiNova®. This bright shade is picked out in some touches: the applied Arabic numerals, the tip of the central second hand and, on the chronograph, the hand of the minute counter.
The “plain” version has a white ceramic dial surrounded by rhodium-plated index markers, sectored minute markers and a date at 3 o’clock. It is powered by the Omega 8900 caliber which offers a power reserve of 60 hours and is located at the heart of a 43.5 mm steel case. Two straps complete the piece: in metal on triple-row links and extendable folding buckle or white NATO finished with central orange and gray stripes.
The 45.5 mm case of the chronograph is also made of steel. Its ceramized titanium dial is punctuated with two counters: the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the hour and minute counter at 3 o’clock. The date is located at 6 o’clock. These functions are regulated by the Omega 9900 caliber which offers the same power reserve as the model above. The same goes for the straps with one change to the colors of the NATO strap which combines four gray and orange stripes and one white stripe.
Price: 8,300 CHF (chronograph on steel) – 8,000 CHF (chronograph on NATO) – 6,450 CHF (three hands on steel) – 6,150 CHF (three hands on NATO). omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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