Since its launch in 1948, the Seamaster has become an icon for Omega. With durability as its cornerstone, it is one the most sought-after lines in horology today. Now, almost in its 75th year of existence, Omega has presented the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep that is not only incredibly good-looking but is also set to become a definitive diver’s watch, given its water resistance of 6000 metres.
The year was 2019 when as a part of the Five Deeps Expedition, the original Ultra Deep reached the deepest point on Earth – the Mariana Trench as a part of a mission led by explorer Victor Vescovo. Three watches were part of this mission - two watches were attached to the submersible's arm while the third watch was attached to the ‘Lander’, a data collecting unit. Based on the performance of the watches, for the year 2022, Omega has gone beyond the concepts of making diver's watches and created a new range, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep, and placed it way above its contemporaries.
The flagship watch of the range is the 45.5mm titanium watch, which comes with a black and cyan NATO strap with cyan stripes and sandblasted buckle and strapkeepers. The dial is made in black ceramised Grade 5 titanium with brushed index hour markers, brushed cyan Arabic numerals with a blue seconds hand. The timepiece gets rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with a Grade 5 ceramic bezel ring.
This next level watch with a water resistance of 6000metres is created in sand-blasted grade 5 titanium, features a brushed ceramic bezel with a Liquidmetal diving scale and a thin yet extraordinary Manta Lugs. On turning the watch, the wearers will find a grade 5 titanium caseback that features an engraved Sonar emblem with the Seahorse at the centre with the engraving of ‘Diver’s Watch 6000m’ featuring a black laser-engraved Sonar emblem. The watch also conforms to the requirements of the ISO 6425:2018 standard for saturation divers’ watches.
Alongside the flagship piece, also launched are six very distinctive models built in O-Megasteel, an alloy known for its strength and shine and resistance to rusting. The ceramic bezel sits on each O-Megasteel watch, which boasts a domed sapphire crystal. The collection comes with a wide variety of dials, amongst which are a black ceramised, blue-black gradiant, grey-black gradiant, and a white dial.
The collection also comes with an array of bezels; a sandblasted forged Grade 5 titanium uni-directional rotating bezel, a polished black ceramic with Liquidmetal, an orange ceramic bezel with liquid ceramic, and a blue ceramic with white enamel diving scale. On the dial, the collection gets a combination of both 18K white gold Arabic numerals and bar indexes while the Omega Seamaster logo sits below 12 o’clock. The hour, minute, and second hands get polished 18Kt white gold hands with white Super-LumiNova. The grade 5 titanium caseback is similar to the titanium version.
Each timepiece in this collection comes either with a rubber strap or an O-Megasteel bracelet. While the rubber strap gets an O-Megasteel buckle, the O-Megasteel bracelets gets foldover pusher with length adjustment. Powering this collection in-house self-winding Calibre 8912 with 3.5 Hz frequency and a 60 hours power reserve. The polished and sandblasted O-megasteel casebody gives this collection a water resistance of 6000 metres.
OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M
Omega also launched the Seamaster in just one variant – 42mm . The green dial and green bezel comes with a uni-directional rotating, green ceramic bezel white enamel scale with a triangular dot at 12 o’clock. The wave textured dial is finished in green ceramic with rhodium-plated hours, minutes and seconds hands with the hour markers in a combination of dots and bars for 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock while the 12 o’clock gets double bars with a date window at 6 o’clock. At 10 o’clock the watch gets a conical helium escape valve.
Omega Aqua Terra 150M
The Aqua Terra has been launched in two variants - 38mm, and 34mm. Powering this watch is the Calibre 8800, which gives this watch a frequency of 3.5Hz and a 55-hour power reserve. The watch comes in a stainless steel bracelet with a foldover.
The highlight of the ne watches are the plethora of colours they come in. In a smaller size of 34mm, with the same calibre, the stainless steel collection comes in Blue, Green, Sandstone, Pink, and Lavender colour dials, and with a date window at 6 o’clock. The 38mm gets a range of dials that comprise Blue, Green, Sandstone and Saffron, a date window at 6 o’clock with a stainless steel bracelet.
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