Omega unveils its new 'deep sea' watch



2015-06-26 11:41:28

Omega unveils its new 'deep sea' watch

The new 2,000-limited Seamaster Planet Ocean is billed as Omega's best underwater watch yet

The new Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal is designed tobetter withstand the rigours of underwater divingthanany other Omega watch before it.

High-end watchmaker Omega SA has even unveiled a new glass alloy, excitingly dubbed "Liquidmetal". It apparently contains zirconium, titanium, copper, beryllium and nickel.

The materialis said to be three times stronger than conventional stainless steel, and bonds well with the watch's bezel.

The bezel itself is very resilient to unsightly scuffing and scratching.

Deep within the watch is the Co-Axial 2500 caliber.In each Seamaster, thecaliber's precision has beentestedin taskslasting up-to 15 days by the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC).

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal watch Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal

Omega has ensured that the watch - limitedto 1,948 examples -maintains all the best features ofprevious Planet Ocean 600m watches.

Its sleek design includes hour indexes and arrow-tipped hour hands to give excellent legibility in conditions of near-zero light.

The helium release valve, caseback and winding crown are all tight and secure, which will help to support the 600 metre diving limit. The strap is also well-designed to accommodate a wetsuit.

And, in case you were wondering,the watch's limited production of1,948 isn't a randomnumber. 1948 is the year thefirst-ever Omega Seamaster watch was released.

Thiswatch is rare, and which will no doubt be reflected in its price and in its future bankability as an investment.

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