Omega holds many surprises for Baselworld 2016 with their Seamaster Planet Ocean getting face-lifted together with the latest METAS-certified Master Chronometer movement. As many horology fans say, red is overrated so for this Omega we get a cooler splash of orange, how about that Omega fans? Plus this is really a cool looking Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer watch in 43.5 mm standard size. Now before you say too small or too big for a watch this caliber, know that this is Omega divers watch and there is really a good deal here which I will discuss after the dot.
So what do we get for the case? Omega is slowly moving on with their use of atypical materials such as partially rubberized bezel. Of course, their is metal in there but the case now invites assumptions that sooner or later we will see different materials aside from the combinations of jewels and alloys involving steel and ceramics for example. The case is no doubt very stylistic and sharp, to say the least. I like how the rubberized bezel looks, it is very stunning and somewhat subtle in its design and function. Upon closer examination, this Omega divers watch reveals its neat features such as a grey silicon nitride rubber blended with orange over the first fifteen minutes while the minute scales on the bezel after the first fifteen minutes with shades of grey are made using Omega’s Liquidmetal. Well for the rest you get cool original Omega standards like the reverse dotted triangle for the bezel indication. The crown at 3 o’clock looks great plus the helium release valve at the 10 o’clock looks subtle too.
When it comes to the dial sporting an awesome polished black ceramic dial, all I can say is just wow. The numbered Arabic numeral hour markers are applied and very neatly stacked against the background of precision lines and reflections. Omega’s designers are really at the top of their game which can be clearly seen like the black recessed date window at 3 o’clock – this design is very impressive, to say the least. The hands are large which makes time reading very easy plus the luminous coating all the more make the dial very legible. The orange tipped seconds hand also looks very sharp and sporty.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer watch uses Calibre 8900 movement for its power source. Note that Omega wants brand-wide implementation of the METAS certified Co-Axial Chronometer movements in all their watches so it is really a plus for their customers. Also, the great Omega Globemaster uses the above movement, the first to use a Master Chronometer movement. What makes it really nice is that it sports magnetic resistance over 15,000 gauss and a frequency of 25,200 vph (3.5Hz) giving the watch a staggering 60 hours of nonstop power reserve.
I like the sporty appeal of this new Omega which of course applies to all Omegas. However, the orange color of this Omega really provides stark contrasts against black meshes used on impressive materials and on the integrated black or grey structured rubber straps with orange lining too. For more info, please visit omegawatches.com
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Jovan Krstevski has been collecting watches every since his father bought him an Omega Seamaster back when he was just a teenager. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here