In collaboration with our 3 year finance deals and our discounts on our extensive collection of stylish Omega watches this month, we thought we would seize the opportunity to talk about the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer GMT watch In all its glory. Shrouded in deep, luxurious black tones that mimic the darkness of the ocean 300 metres deep, the innovation is a diver’s watch – yes – but it also delivers unique features like a second timezone and a case body crafted from one single block of ceramic, making it a comfortable and stylish travel companion too.
Before we get too carried away, let’s start at the beginning. 2013 marked the eighth year of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean collection and to celebrate all the finest features of this iconic family of pedigrees, the 600M Master Chronometer with GMT was released – a timepiece that excels as a travel watch and an underwater tool in equal measures. Equipped with a steller Master Co-Axial movement, integrated with anti magnetic properties, the watch boasts the world’s first two tone ceramic bezel. The bold, sporty watch has without a shadow of a doubt, built for the alfa male.
Glossy and brushed surfaces of the case help to enhance the dramatic beauty of the 18ct white gold hands lying at the centre of the dial, coated in Super-LumiNova treatment – and what cannot be ignored is the OMEGA logo on the crown and the diving scale, crafted from Liquidmetal™. The Master Chronometer GMT watch was also Omega’s first creation to feature the company’s patented ceramic Naiad Lock – an oriented screw-in caseback. The timepiece is also incredibly easy to work. Adjusting the time is an absolute breeze, with one hour increments adjusted by pulling the crown out to the first position. The movement keeps running whilst the hour is adjusted to a different timezone – another nice touch from Omega craftsmen.
With scaling that has been executed in contrasting colours, the bezel is crafted from ceramic ZrO2 – same as the dial. The ticker for the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer GMT, is the powerful Calibre 8906. Synonymous with performance and reliability, the movement reflects the same design values that run externally as well as within the heart of the watch. To achieve Master Chronometer status, it has undergone rigorous testing and has been subject to a total of 8 METAS tests. A frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour is the ideal speed for Omega’s co-axial escapement – so if you thought the calibre was in any way compromised by a slightly slower speed, you would be pleasantly mistaken. Tapping into Omega’s finest craftsmanship, the movement is completely anti magnetic and promises a useful power reserve. If you consider yourself the type of watch collector who likes to appreciate the meticulously arranged internal workings of an automatic movement, you’ll already be aware that Omega never misses a chance to showcase their craftsmanship through a sheet of sapphire crystal on the underside.
Lastly, the black leather strap with white contrast stitching and rubber lining has undergone improvement compared to previous diver’s models from Omega. The strap is less sensitive to water, so it’s certainly safe to take a plunge with the powerful Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer GMT strapped firmly to the wrist.