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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

Marina Milojević | 06.14.16 | 04:07 PM

Yesterday in New York City, Omega unveiled its new Deep Black Collection of contemporary Seamaster Planet Ocean watches with Master Chronometer certification.

As announced by the famous Swiss brand, the new Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection will be rolled out across the world over the next several months. The range comprises four ceramic models, which are the combination of a divers’ watch and a GMT. What makes them even more exclusive is the fact that they feature all of Omega’s latest technologies, including Master Chronometer certification, Ceramics, Rubber, Liquidmetal®, 18k Sedna™ gold and OMEGA Ceragold™.

The Deep Black Collection takes everything that Omega has developed over the years, and combines these innovations together in a striking, contemporary range of watches. The Deep Black Collection is an extension to the already updated Seamaster Planet Ocean watch family. The collection follows the same line of inspiration as the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, representing the next step in the evolution of ceramic timepieces. While the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon features brushed and polished ceramic case-body and matching black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, the Speedmaster Planet Ocean Deep Black models are made from a single block of black ceramic.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black GMT

On the Black and 18K Sedna™ gold models, the ceramic cases and dials have been polished for a glossy effect, while the blue and red versions are brushed for a matt effect. Each of the large, 45.5 mm-diameter cases, is topped by a unidirectional bezel that is also made of black ceramic. Omega has used their Liquidmetal or Ceragold technology on the bezels and crowns, to apply markers and insignias. Deep Black and Deep Blue models feature unique bezels on which vulcanized rubber has been blended with ceramic to highlight the first 15 minutes.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black CollectionOmega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black GMT

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black watches are serious divers’ pieces, able to withstand the pressures of the water at no less than 600 meters (60 bar). Their cases are fitted with the helium escape valve, which prevents expanding helium molecules from damaging the crystals of the watch during decompression. The hands and time markers, crafted from either 18-karat Sedna gold or 18-karat white gold, are coated with white Super-LumiNova that emits green or blue colors in low light conditions.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

A significant improvement to the existing line is the patented “Naiad Lock” locking system for a screw-down case-back, which allows the wearer to align decorative engravings on the case back and keep them perfectly positioned, so the case-back is even easier to admire. The Deep Black watches also feature a sapphire crystal case back, which is something rarely found on dive watches.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black watches are powered by Omega’s innovative Master Chronometer calibre 8906, which has been tested at the industry's highest level, passing all 8 tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The movement is resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss (1.5 Tesla), far exceeding the standards that have long been watchmaking industry’s norms. The automatic movement, with GMT and time zone functions, offers around 60 hours of power reserve.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Sedna Gold

The watches of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection are held on comfortable rubber straps decorated with contrasting stitching and a fabric-like motif. The Sedna Gold model is, however, mounted on a black alligator strap with large scales. The deployant clasps are made from ceramic and titanium, but what we all hope for the future is to see fully ceramic bracelets.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

Finally, a word on pricing. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black in 18k Sedna gold and ceramic (reference 215.63.46.22.01.001) is priced at 13,400 Swiss francs. The all-black models (references 215.92.46.22.01.001, 215.92.46.22.01.002, 215.92.46.22.01.003) are priced at 10,400 Swiss francs. The Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” collection will be available in OMEGA Boutiques later in the year.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

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