May 17, 2019
by Bilal Khan
I love the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. In fact, I wrote an 8,000 word history of the Planet Ocean, a collection that I refer to as a “modern icon.” Fortunately, for fans of the PO, Omega just announced a new three-hand version that looks to its past (well, back to 2005) with an orange bezel. It’s the classic Planet Ocean color and with the ceramic white dial, and it looks to be a real stunner. I personally own this Planet Ocean that shares a case, movement, etc., with this new model and can speak only highly of it. Of course, I am now seriously considering adding this full-orange bezel Planet Ocean to my collection.
Visually, one can look back at the first Planet Ocean model that had an aluminum orange bezel or even the rare Platinum GMT model as references, but Omega has opted for a much brighter orange now. It’s less “orange” like the fruit and more a vibrant, fiery orange — much more so than the 15-minute orange section of my Planet Ocean bezel. In fact, Omega is patent-pending on this new orange ceramic bezel ring.
Model: Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Omega Co-Axial Chronometer
Water Resistance: 600M
Case Material: Stainless steel with ceramic bezel and dial
Crystal/Lens: Flat scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment on both sides
Movement: Omega cal. 9900
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet or NATO Strap
Price & Availability: $6,500 on braclet, $6,200 on strap
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is adding another brilliant model to the collection. They’re keeping pricing as is, which is always nice to see. Again, the price is $6,200 on the orange/gray NATO strap and $6,500 on the bracelet. Fingers crossed for a new rubber strap to match this model, because I love mine. Keep an eye out for this new Planet Ocean to be released this fall. You can lean more at omegawatches.com.