Omega is gearing up for the upcoming diving season with a new addition to the Seamaster Planet Ocean line, initially launched in 2015. This latest model dubbed the Seamaster Planet Ocean Dark Grey introduces a new case material — silicon nitride ceramic [Si3N4], known for its lightweight yet robust characteristics. The 45.5-mm case, typical of Seamaster Planet Ocean, is water-resistant up to 600 meters and showcases the excellent mechanical properties, thermal shock resistance, and oxidation resistance of silicon nitride ceramic. This material not only provides robustness but also contributes to the dark and appealing aesthetics, as reflected in the model’s name. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Dark Grey weighs just 107 gram.
While the patented NAIAD LOCK case back and the ring of the unidirectional bezel are also crafted from this compound, the helium valve, the sandblasted anthracite dial with color-coordinated hands and indexes and the folding clasp are made of grade 5 titanium, a metal that is often used in the field of aerospace.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Dark Grey is not just built to endure pressures of up to 60 bars, but it also stands out as a stylish GMT watch. Featuring a luminescent dial with a second-time zone scale on the flange and an orange-tipped arrow, it seamlessly combines functionality with a sleek design.
At the heart of the watch ticks a spring-off of Omega’s caliber 8900, a Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, with a magnetic resistance up to 15,000 gauss. The state-of-the art caliber sports a free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series for a power reserve of 60 hours, and automatic winding in both directions.
It is also crafted from grade 5 titanium, contributing to the overall beautiful dark gray aesthetic of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Dark Grey.
Pricing is marked at $22,000.
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