The new OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean
Since 1932, when Omega presented the Marine – the world's first watch designed for divers – Omega has been synonymous with the professional dive watch. And when the now legendary Seamaster range was launched back in 1948, it further confirmed Omega's position among sailors and divers as the tough and reliable watch of choice.
“…OMEGA has been synonymous with the professional dive watch...”
An Omega watch has been the wrist of many an adventurer, right from the very early days of ocean exploration. William Beebe, the marine biologist and explorer for his record-breaking Bathysphere dives, wore an Omega Marine. So did Commander Yves Le Prieur, the inventor of Scuba. Jacques Cousteau famously wore an Omega Seamaster PloProf, and Jacques Mayol – the legendary freediver known as The Dolphin Man' – also sported an Omega Seamaster on his record-setting dives.
This model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a black dial with a small seconds dial, a date window and a central chronograph hand. Sixty-minute and 12-hour counters are found on the same dial at the 3 o’clock position, allowing for intuitive reading of the elapsed time. The black ceramic unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 45.5 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet. The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is water resistant to 600 metres, and has a helium-escape valve. This certified chronometer timepiece is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300 which can be seen through the transparent caseback.
Diving, as any action sport, is filled with potentially unforeseen hazards, especially when exploring caves, shipwrecks and reefs where wristwatches can easily be exposed to magnetism or shock. To prevent damage the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is featured with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, whose hardness is second only to diamond. And all Seamaster Planet Ocean watches are powered by Co-Axial movements enhanced with the new Si 14 silicon balance spring that improves shock and magnetism resistance and offers unparalleled reliability.
When OMEGA launched the Co-Axial escapement in 1999, the horological world was put on notice. It was the first practical new watch escapement to be invented in some 250 years.
Both clockwise and anti-clockwise impulses in a Swiss lever escapement are delivered indirectly from the escapement wheel through the anchor to the balance roller, resulting in an important loss of energy. The OMEGA Co-Axial escapement's clockwise impulse is given directly to the pallet on the balance roller by the teeth of the escapement wheel. As a result, the Co-Axial escapement benefits from greater mechanical efficiency which ensures more stable precision.
While certain benefits of the OMEGA Co-Axial escapement will be readily apparent, others take more time to appreciate, including longer service intervals and an outstanding chronometric performance which will be maintained over a longer period of time.
Deep Sea visibility
The applied indexes on the dials of the watches in the new Planet Ocean family are coated with white Super-LumiNova emitting a blue light as are the polished, facetted rhodium-plated hands. The exception is the minute hand which emits a green light, as does the dot on the diving bezel. This feature is particularly attractive for divers who, in their watery worlds, can easily keep track of their elapsed time at a glance. Back on dry land it also works wonderfully well after dark.
A professional dive watch not only needs to be water resistant, it must also be tough enough to withstand the water pressure of even the deepest of oceans. The deeper the diver descends, the greater the pressure on the watchcase. Providing the resilience needed to protect the fine mechanical movement inside the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, the case and outer protection are made of the most robust of materials, such as, titanium, 18-carats gold and stainless steel.
And naturally, the case glass is made of sapphire crystal. The combined benefits of these hardy materials ensure that the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection offers an amazing water resistance of 60 bar (600 metres / 2000 feet). Each OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean watch is equipped with a helium escape valve. This decompression system allows helium to escape from inside the watch when it is worn by professional divers in pressure chambers. Their breathing gases in diving bells can contain helium. Helium atoms are so small that these particles can find their way inside a watch. When the diver resurfaces, the pressure difference between these trapped gases and the external environment could damage the watch. The helium escape valve prevents this from happening.
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