Omega Planet Ocean "Big Blue"
Last year, Omega introduced the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” edition – a GMT dive watch with all black ceramic construction. Building on that concept, Omega released the Planet Ocean “Big Blue” this time to leverage Omega’s expertise in ceramics and watchmaking.
This model is almost identical that opts for rich blue ceramic instead of black, with bright orange accents and a movement that shows off Omega’s technical prowess. It is a combination GMT and divers’ watch that delivers bold style and innovative design. The 45.5 mm case is made from blue ceramic, whith a blue ceramic bezel featuring a Liquidmetal™ diving scale. Just below the center point of the dial there is a chemical symbol for zirconium dioxide, the type of ceramic from which the dial and case are constructed, but in a tonal color so it doesn’t stand out too much. A blend of orange rubber and ceramic covers the first 15 minutes, while orange rubber also colors the Omega logo on the crown and helium escape valve symbol. On the wave-edged caseback, there is a patented ceramic Naiad Lock that keeps the engraved wording in position. Through the see-through case back, you can see the Omega 8906 caliber which offers self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement and 60 hours power reserve. The “Big Blue” also carries the Master Chronometer certification, created by Omega in partnership with METAS. The blue rubber strap with orange stitching and orange edges has been designed to give the appearance of being fabric. It is treated with an anti-bacterial coating, features a wave pattern on the underside and is held to the wrist by a blue ceramic foldover clasp.