Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M GoodPlanet: travelling diver

Posted by richard wright on 06:33 AM, 14-Oct-14

Omega has just presented to the fair of Basel 2013, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, a dive watch waterproof 600 meters equipped with a steel case 43, 5mm, a beautiful blue dial and a GMT function. A beautiful pigeon diver. The diver's watches is often to travel to the four corners of the world to explore the seabed.

In this context, nothing surprising in what a true dive, the famous Seamaster Planet Ocean from Omega (waterproof model 600 metres), watch acquires a genuine function GMT (dual zone). This new timepiece to Omega, aesthetically and technically successful, was created in honor of GoodPlanet Foundation (which the Biel based watch is a partner) and its valuable work for the environment and the marine ecosystem.

In fact, the development of the first diver's watch in 1932, to the sponsorship of a successful environmental documentary worldwide, cultivates its relationship with the world of the sea, emblematic of the brand identity... Founded in 2005, the GoodPlanet Foundation is committed to always place ecology at the heart of mentalities. It presents realistic and optimistic solutions for sustainable development and encourages everyone to take action for the planet.

The Foundation cooperates with Omega since 2011. The objective of this partnership is to educate the public on the beauty and Majesty of the oceans, but also on the dangers they are facing and the importance to preserve and respect these natural resources.

In this spirit, a portion of the revenue generated by the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M GoodPlanet will be used to finance a project aimed to preserve mangroves and certain species of aquatic plants in danger of extinction in Southeast Asia, but also to educate the local population on the conservation of these natural resources, vital for maintaining a balanced ecosystem in its entirety.

More concretely, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M GoodPlanet sports a beautiful blue dial lacquered with index applies. Faceted, polished and rhodium-plated needles as well as the orange GMT hand are coated with white superluminova emitting a bluish halo, with the exception of the minute hand, which produces a green glow like the point on the diving bezel. There is also a date window at 3 o'clock. The Sapphire domed scratch-resistant anti-reflective on each side, protects the dial of the shocks both under water than on land.

The bright orange GMT scale on the bezel and GMT central hand to simultaneously follow two time zones. An ideal function to escape fans who never tire of travel the globe looking for seas, rivers and lakes to the unspoiled beauty. The lacquered orange 24-hour scale is clearly distinguishable on the bi-directional polished blue bezel. A feature complemented by the helium valve at 10 o'clock on satin 43.5 mm polished stainless steel case. The bottom, engraved with the inscription "GoodPlanet Foundation", is covered by a transparent scratch-resistant sapphire glass that unveils all the Omega technology.

This timepiece is mounted on a classic stainless steel bracelet or a sport blue rubber strap. Like all watches from the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection, this model has been designed for extreme adventurers and ensures a seal up to 60 bar (600 m). In the heart of the device is the exclusive Omega co-axial 8605 calibre, automatic movement with an escapement at three levels and a Silicon Si14 spiral. This model boasts a full four year warranty.

"Indeed, caliber Omega co-axial 8508 is part of the most spectacular technology innovations of recent years" stresses the Biel in its release. And to say than this "greater than 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss) magnetic fields, far above the level of magnetic resistance of any shows in existence-resists movement" and that it therefore brings "the solution to one of the problems faced by watchmakers for many decades.

The first watch to be equipped shall be the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 gauss, a chronometer of 41.5 mm with steel, the choice of a steel or brown leather bracelet. Its yellow lightly lacquered black dial is Sunburst satin-brushed from the Center and decorated with vertical striations that characterize the famous Omega Aqua Terra collection. Also note decalquee yellow 15,000 GAUSS registration.

It should be noted that this technology was developed by a team of engineers at Asulab, Nivarox, FAR, ETA and Omega. This combination of talents, was born the first prototype of this movement, integrated into an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. "Even when exposed to a magnetic field strength greater than 15,000 gauss, this calibre continues to meet the certification criteria by the COSC" said Omega in its release.

Unlike other attempts which were intended to counteract the effects of magnetism, the principle of protection of the Omega movement is not based on the presence inside the watch case of an enclosure of protection (of type cage soft iron as from competitors), but on the use in the movement itself carefully selected non-ferrous materials (this is so the gauge itself which is non-magnetic).

So far, approach to combat the effects of magnetic fields was to confine the movements in small boxes of protection. This approach had various disadvantages: she did not respond to the constant increase of the average power of permanent magnets that have proliferated in our everyday environment. In addition, from an aesthetic point of view, it prevented to admire the movement and display the date.