0Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Jan 22, 2014
Omega unveiled the Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic in platinum and the Seamaster Planet Ocean in platinum in black set with a diamond in the ceramic bezel, diamonds in the case and a diamond shaped Omega logo on the sapphire case back. Yes, that’s right, although everyone expected a novelty in orange (after some teasers on the official Omega Facebook and instagram channels) Omega decided to introduce two new pieces. Limited to 8 pieces each, both models were unveiled today by Omega in Geneva in their boutique at the Rue du Rhone.
Also to become later on available in stainless steel with this new technology of orange ceramics, Omega first introduces this new watch in Pt950 platinum. Not only the case is crafted out of platinum, also the dial and the folding clasp are massive platinum. The bezel features 850-grade platinum LiquidMetal numerals, inner ring, division lines and the triangle (with Super Luminova pearl). When we tried it on, the weight was surely noticeable and we also have been confirmed it will only come on a leather strap (no platinum bracelet).
The typical brushed and polished Seamaster Planet Ocean case measures 43.5mm in diameter and features a 24-hour bi-directional bezel made out of orange ceramic. A World premiere! On the case Omega proudly engraved that it actually is a World Premiere and also engraved the number of the watch. The case back also shows the beautiful in-house developed caliber 8615 movement that features the GMT complication.
Although the above pictures we took are of a 0-model or prototype, we already have pricing and a reference number for you. Price will be CHF 59,000.- Swiss Francs (excl. VAT) and the reference number is 220.127.116.11.10.001. As you can see, the watch comes with an orange strap to match the bezel and elements on the dial. In the future, Omega will also be introducing the orange ceramic in their normal production watches in stainless steel.
Also, Omega showed the new Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT in black with diamonds. Also 8 pieces will be made of this particular model. The Pt950 platinum case has baguette cut diamonds on its facets and a brilliant cut diamond in the black ceramic bezel. Unique, as this wasn’t done before according to Omega.
The black Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT in platinum with diamonds also features the Co-Axial caliber 8615 movement like the orange ceramic model and also measures 43.5mm in diameter. At the time of the introduction there was no reference number available yet as they still consider this watch to be in prototype ‘mode’. Some decisions with regards to some small elements still need to be taken. However, pricing is set to approximately CHF 100,000.- Swiss Francs (excluding VAT).
As you can see on the back side of the watch, Omega set their Greek logo into the sapphire with brilliant cut diamonds. A very cool feature that we would like to consider ‘a hidden treasure’ and also fantasize a bit about it on a stainless steel watch. Diamonds that are only for you to enjoy & see when you take the watch of your wrist and admire the case back and movement.
More information can be found here, on the official Omega website.