OMEGA may be known for their contribution to space exploration, but the brand is just as committed to exploring the oceans. Starting with the OMEGA Marine in 1932 and continuing into today’s comprehensive line of water-ready watches, OMEGA’s aquatic link remains strong.
In 2005, OMEGA presented the Planet Ocean 600M as the newest addition to the Seamaster family—robust diving watches built for both recreational and professional scuba divers. Available in three different sizes—39.5mm, 43.5mm, and 45.5mm—it’s easy to find the Seamaster Planet Ocean that fits best. Aside from a choice of sizes, Planet Ocean timepieces come in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, gold, and titanium. Each Seamaster Planet Ocean model is equipped with a unidirectional bezel for divers to keep track of their immersion times. While the bezels on early models of the Planet Ocean were crafted exclusively in ceramic, some bezels today are made with an innovative mix of rubber and ceramic where the first 15 minutes are displayed in colorful rubber.
An important feature of the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is the helium escape valve (HEV), which allows the watch to plunge down to 600 meters (2,000 feet). It’s a key distinction from the regular Seamaster line, since diving watches that journey to extreme depths must eliminate built up helium within the watch to avoid internal damage.
Rounding out the functionalities of OMEGA’s Planet Ocean diver’s watches are the Super-LumiNova accents found on the bezel and dial for legibility in low light. Also worth noting are the available bracelet options—from rubber straps to water resistant leather ones to metal bracelets, there’s a wide selection of watch bands for Planet Ocean models, if style matters to you.
But the Seamaster Planet Ocean isn’t just an instrument for diving, it’s an attractive luxury sports watch that is just as comfortable on land as it is in the water. In fact, several celebrities, including Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, and Daniel Craig, are often seen wearing an OMEGA Planet Ocean when stepping out on red carpets of exclusive events.
The newest editions of the Planet Ocean watches are equipped with the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibers, where each mechanical movement has passed eight tests established by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
With its perfect mix of technical features, high-impact design, and OMEGA reliability and precision, the Seamaster Planet Ocean is a luxurious sports watch that is hard to beat.