Omega is a watch brand synonymous with exploration and adventure, having ventured to the depths of the oceans and to outer space with NASA. To celebrate its successes in timing, Omega unveils a few mighty impressive watches this year. Among them is the Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic watch – an exceptional example of innovation and bold craftsmanship.
This 43.5mm 950-grade platinum cased Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic watch features a bi-directional 24-hour GMT rotating bezel whose polished ring is made from orange ceramic. This is the world premiere of orange ceramic and has a patent pending on the color and technology. Just eight pieces will be made of this watch due to the complexity of creating orange ceramic. Additionally, the orange ceramic bezel features 950-grade platinum Liquidmetal® numerals, division lines and inner ring and triangle. The Liquidmetal® technique was perfected about two years ago by the brand, and enables the metal to be melted at extremely high temperatures and poured into place on the ceramic bezel. The process is extremely complex.
The bold orange beauty is equipped with a sand blasted platinum dial for dramatic allure and contrast to the case, and features bright orange numerals at 6, 9 and 12. Additionally, the central GMT hand – crafted in orange aluminium — rotates once every 24 hours and can be used to track a second and third time zone on the bezel. This superb timepiece houses the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8615 movement that is fitted with a Si14 silicon balance spring. The integrated orange strap just finishes this piece—which is water resistant to 600 meters (2000 feet) — to perfection. The caseback is engraved with the words “World Premiere” and with the limited edition number. Stay tuned for hands on photos post Basel.