Omega makes its star watch Planet Ocean GMT — Baselworld 2013


Only two short days sep­a­rate us from the watch­maker event of the sea­son: Baselworld.

The exhibit­ing brands are abuzz, and every­one is busy prepar­ing for his ideal, to have time to see every­thing. Until the launch of 25 April, I sug­gest a side trip to Omega who gives us a great nov­elty in its col­lec­tion Sea­mas­ter: Watch Planet Ocean GMT.

The model Planet Ocean is a star in Omega and out­side too. Worn by many celebri­ties and admired by watch enthu­si­asts, this solid watch is a makeover at Basel­world. Exist­ing in mul­ti­ple vari­a­tions the famous time­piece takes this time a whole new look and more impor­tantly, a new fea­ture: the dou­ble time zone.

Planet Ocean GMT

At the heart of this sturdy case, Cal­iber: Omega 8605 Self-winding move­ment with Co-Axial Escape­ment which gives the watch more pre­ci­sion and dura­bil­ity. Strengths: sil­i­con bal­ance spring mounted on free sprung-balance, 2 bar­rels mounted in series, bi-directional auto­matic wind­ing to reduce the length of the wind­ing. Oscil­lat­ing mass and bal­ance bridge rhodium plated.

The beau­ti­ful watch has all the attrib­utes of the dive watch it is: helium escape valve at 10 o’clock, uni­di­rec­tional bezel, screw-down crown; but also those of a watch with a dif­fer­ent time zone, whose func­tions are unre­al­ized and there­fore clearly iden­ti­fi­able by ele­ments in orange on blue! We thus find all the num­bers on the bezel except the GMT hand.

Omega  Planet Ocean GMT

Bright col­ors that were cho­sen for the case 43.5 mm in this new Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean are enhanced by a choice of a blue leather strap with white stitch­ing, and a robust steel bracelet.