By TLex OMEGA has just unveiled a state-of-the-art new 4 piece Planet Ocean collection called Deep Black!
State-of-the-art? I hear you ask! Well, this is probably OMEGA's most technically advanced divers collection to date and that is because, as well the use of existing technologies such as the 18K Sedna™ gold found on one of the models,
or the special blend of rubber and ceramic found on the blue and red models, OMEGA have used for the first time, watch cases that have been carved from single solid blocks of black ceramic - as well as a new patented ceramic technology called ‘’Naiad Lock’’ that keeps engraved wording perfectly positioned.
The two colored models feature bezels with a blend of ceramic and colored rubber (red or blue model depending) that highlights the 15 minute portion while Liquidmetal® completes the rest of the dive-time scale.
The reason, Omega say that red and blue were used is: if you dive to just 5m red is the first color to disappear, blending stealthily with your divers wetsuit.
Not sure how cool that is but red is certainly a popular color choice for accenting dive watches.
But if you venture much deeper to 275m, the last color you’ll see is blue. At a depth of 300m, everything goes black, except of course the SuperLuminova that has been applied to the hands and dial markers of your lovely new PO Deep Black!
Most of these watches will only see desk diving action, if they’re lucky they’ll fulfill their densities a dive watches on the wrist of recreational scuba divers who are unlikely to dive much beyond 30m or so.
You gotta love how these watches companies keep using color to sell us dive watches. They get me every time. At least OMEGA has taken a slightly bolder route than ORIS did with Aquis ORANGE & YELLOW that we saw, yesterday!
The two colored models have cases with a matte finish in an effort to reduce any unwanted reflections while the all black and black and 18K Sedna gold models have had their cases polished for a slightly more luxurious feel.
All four models are proper Planet Ocean Divers and as such are fitted with the following features: Sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflective coatings, manual Helium Release Valves, unidirectional rotational divers bezels and 600 meters of water-resistance.
The 45.5mm solid ceramic Planet Ocean Deep Black cases house the latest Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT calibers. To achieve Master Chronometer status, it has passed the 8 rigorous tests set by METAS (The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology).
The red and blue models have color-coded GMT hands. The new Planet Ocean Deep Black collection will be available in stores from October 2016.
I have to admit that this model has one again established OMEGA has an absolute force to be reckoned with when it comes to making high-end / luxury Swiss mechanical divers watches.
Follow the link to watch the Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK video. Also check out the new Seamaster PLANET OCEAN 600M Master Chronometer CHOCOLATE . . .