Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-03-25

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean BIG BLUE

Dive into the deep blue with the new Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue the result of OMEGA’s extensive research into the art of ceramic watchmaking, which has already resulted in the success of the 2016 Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK.



For 2017 OMEGA set out to create a GMT Diver built from a single block of solid intensely blue colored ceramic - known as the Planet Ocean Big Blue. Creating a new color of ceramic demanded a high level of expertise and understanding as it is, in fact, a very complex science.



OMEGA created the new Seamaster PO Big Blue’s blue ceramic case by adding the blue pigmentation at the early powder stage of a long and complex process. However it was all those careful steps that followed that were key to producing the finished result which I think you’ll agree is breathtaking.



OMEGA has for the first time created a case made entirely from blue ceramic. In addition to this, the Seamaster PO Big Blue sports a blue ceramic dial with an orange GMT track. Adding a little sparkle to the blue dial are hands and markers in luxurious 18K white gold with a white SuperLumiNova coating.



The blue ceramic diver’s bezel features a dive-time scale with OMGEA’s Liquidmetal markers. A blend of orange rubber and ceramic covers the 15 minute track. Orange rubber injections have also been used to color the OMEGA logo on the crown as well as the ‘’He’’ symbol of the manually operated Helium Escape Valve found at 10 o’clock.



The orange and blue livery of the PO Big Blue’s dial is quite stunning – however turn the watch over and the screw-down caseback is just as impressive, featuring its Alveol pattern plus a unique OMEGA innovation: a patented ceramic Naiad Lock that keeps the engraved wording perfectly in position.



A blue rubber divers strap with contrasting orange stitching and orange edges is held to the wrist via a blue ceramic flip-lock clasp. The PO Big Blue is water-resistant to 600 meters and is powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer caliber 8906.

To achieve Master Chronometer status, it has passed the 8 rigorous tests set by METAS (The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology). OMEGA’s confidence in the watch’s quality is evident in the full 4-year warranty.

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