Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Planet Ocean "Deep Black"

From Omega -

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These were previewed for some of us on Monday evening in New York.  Now contrary to what  you might infer (justifiably) from the PR images provided by Omega's press agency, Hodinkee was not the only watch media outlet there, although they were, apparently, the only ones of significance  ; ) 

Having said that, the watches represented an interesting new offering from Omega.  The Planet Ocean GMT "Deep Black" is, as you have probably been able to deduce, a Planet Ocean dive watch with a GMT function.  But it is more than that to be sure as it also incorporates some interesting ideas.
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If I have read and understood the press kit correctly, the case is the first Planet Ocean watch to be crafted from ceramic.

The red and blue versions have another twist - the bezel is crafted from ceramic and rubber.  The 15 minute countdown section of the bezel.
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The movement is indeed impressive, and I'll let Omega put it in their own words -

Calibre: Omega 8906
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Movement and watch tested according to Master Chronometer certification process approved by METAS. Resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. GMT and time zone functions. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions. Special luxury finish with rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque.
Power reserve: 60 hours
Type: Self winding

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These four models are anticipated for an October arrival.

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