Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

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Wristwatch series by Omega

Since May 2005 Omega offers with the Seamaster Planet Ocean from the Seamaster series a dive watch with distinct design and high quality engineering. Visually similar to the first Omega Seamaster from the year 1957 the inner workings of the watch reflect modern watchmaking technology — it is the first dive watch at all which is equipped with Omega's revolutionary co-axial escapement. The Swiss watch manufacturer links a long history with the world of the seas: Since the 1930's Omega develops dive watches, which accompanied famous oceanographers and divers such as Jacques Mayol on their expeditions into the depths.

The current Seamaster Planet Ocean models are available in two different case sizes with 45.5 mm (big size) or 42 mm diameter. The only difference is that the chasing on the edge of the bezel is a bit finer on the smaller model. Brushed stainless steel in combination with the colors black or orange gives the unidirectional rotating bezel with a luminous dot at 12 o'clock its distinctive sporty look. The rugged timepiece is equipped with screw-in crown and screwed-in caseback and waterproof to 600 meters. Unique feature of a real dive watch is the helium escape valve at 10 o'clock - during decompression in a diving bell the valve releases each helium atom and so protects the watch from damage.

The dial painted in mat black with applied hour markers and luminous Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o'clock and a date window at 3 o'clock is clearly designed and easy to read. The faceted hour and minute hand with arrow heads also have Superluminova coating, while the arrowhead of the seconds hand is orange and lets recognize the exact second time at a glance. A sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment protects the watch from outside influences.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean is the first dive watch that is equipped with the calibre Omega 2500 with co-axial escapement. This new escapement developed by George Daniels and made ready for series production by Omega reduces the friction of the power-transmission parts of the movement and so extends the life of the watch. The movement has a power reserve of 48 hours and is lavishly decorated with rhodinated surfaces, circular graining, Geneva stripes and gilded carvings. On the case back in stainless steel the name of the watch, the Omega symbol and the seahorse medallion of the Seamaster series are incorporated.

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