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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

For Baselworld 2016, Omega is making sure their Seamaster Planet Ocean line gets a refreshed look along with a METAS-certified Master Chronometer movement. With a splash of orange, we welcome the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer watch in 43.5mm. You may have seen the teaser for this in your Instagram feed, and the reveal does not disappoint. Building upon the new brand standard set by the 2015 Globemaster, this Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer features the familiar Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 movement and can also be seen as an example of Omega’s vision moving forward with its use of atypical materials like a partially rubberized bezel.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The bezel looks stunning and actually features a grey silicon nitride rubber blended with ceramic over the first fifteen minutes, and the minute scales on the bezel after the first fifteen minutes are in Omega’s Liquidmetal. Moving to the polished black ceramic dial, the numbered Arabic numeral hour markers are applied, and there is a black recessed date window at 3 o’clock. Flipping the watch over will reveal a pattern that produces a wave effect on the case back, though we’ll need to wait to see it hands-on in person for a look at that. Of course, the Seamaster Planet Ocean features the nearly standard helium escape valve which might actually come in handy if you decide to take it underwater near the 600m it is rated for.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Brand-wide implementation of the METAS certified Co-Axial Chronometer movements are a central part of Omega’s mission, and this watch runs on the Calibre 8900 movement. This is the same movement used in the Omega Globemaster, the inaugural watch to feature a Master Chronometer movement. This affords the watch magnetic resistance up to 15,000 gauss and a frequency of 25,200 vph (3.5Hz), which allows for a 60-hour power reserve.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The sporty nature of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer is refreshing and the orange against black meshes well here. This is a bold diver, and it comes on an integrated black or grey structured rubber strap with orange lining. It’s the most affordable of the new Omega Planet Ocean watches, with a price of 5,400 CHF.

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What started as a search for a decent watch to wear for job interviews after studying corporate finance, became a massive obsession with all things horological. He appreciates not only the immense amount of craftsmanship that goes into a solid movement, but the styling and wealth of designs. He is probably a bigger fan of guilloche dials than he should be. When he isn't reading about watches or playing guitar he can be found antiquing with his wife and hanging out with his two cats. This last sentence also makes him sound older than he is.
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    ok so new dial which looks like the older dial but more matte like a GS dial and a new bezel. wonder if you could interchangeably put the new bezel on the older PO version…either way it looks nice and sporty, really dig the strap but I am sure they will charge a fortune for it. ZrO2 on the dial is too much but aside from that a nice effort but quite predictable. and what is different between the 8900 vs 8500 movt?

    • You can’t swap the bezel on this particular model because of the 43.5mm size. Maybe it might fit on the older GMT PO, but definitely not the regular POs. And the difference I believe is the 8900 is now a Master Chronometer– aka better regulation and anti-magnetic to >15,000 gauss.

      • BNABOD

        my bad missed the case size in between the current 42 and 45mm models, sounds like they might just stick w the middle.

  • Ulysses31

    I like it, but damn, there’s such a thing as too many posts in a day. I can’t keep up.

    • In the time it took me to read your comment i had already missed 8 posts

    • Yeah, it’s almost as if there was some sort of event going on where all the watchmakers come and introduce new models at the same time. Crazy, isn’t it?

  • 43.5mm? GTFO.

  • Rupert Muller

    I never liked polished ceramic dials. Not on the DSOTM nor on this one. Too blingy.

  • funNactive

    Love the orange & black with metal accents!

  • Chaz

    Was it here on ABTW we discussed date window placements, etc.?
    Personally I think this whole watch is RUINED by the lack of a “3”. In this case, the date window (if necessary at all), would have been appropriate @ 4:30.

  • Mike Burdine

    Chaz you are right. I’d much rather see a 3 than the date. That’s what phones are for.

  • cg

    Now here is PO I would buy….nothing I dislike until I see it in person. The “Professional” monicker is a bit icky. The overall execution is a winner for me.

  • Trevor

    They lost me at “rubberized bezel.” Why not have the orange accent be ceramic like the rest of the bezel?

  • Timestandsstill

    I like it in spite of the unfortunate lack of the 3 where date window is and considering a reasonable discount can be had, it’s actually a pretty good value especially considering its technical merits.