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.
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.
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.