There are actually four remarkable timepieces worth discussing right now, and we all have to thank the creative and skilled people at OMEGA for that. The Swiss watchmaker has created a stand-alone collection of “Deep Black” watches, which represent the next step in the evolution of ceramic watchmaking, a unique combination between a GMT model and a diving watch.
OMEGA went for a single block of black ceramic to construct the case of these stunning watches, with the Black and 18K Sedna™ gold models showing off a glossy effect on the dials as well. There are also blue and red versions, featuring a matte effect, for better visibility underwater, as well as unique bezels which highlight the first 15 minutes – with Super-Luminova making sure you’ll find your way.
The hands and indexes were developed with the aid of 18kt Sedna gold or 18kt white gold and they were also coated in white Super-LumiNova that emits green and blue colors. You might be interested to know that OMEGA has a new patented ceramic Naiad Lock, which is meant to keep the engraved wording perfectly positioned.
Professional divers will surely appreciate the escape valve on this watch, which prevents helium molecules, which expand during decompression, from popping the crystal face and caseback of the watch.
The foldover clasp is made from ceramised titanium, while the clasp cover is ceramic as well, with two possible finishes adorning the owner’s wrist. Last, but not least, the black rubber straps look similar to fabric, featuring contrasting stitching and an anti-bacterial coating.
On a technical level, some of you might be interested to know more about OMEGA’s latest release. The case of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black measures 45.5 mm, with a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal and a sapphire display back, with the watch able to handle 600-meter deep waters.
Movement is provided by the Swiss automatic Omega in-house caliber 8906, with Co-Axial escapement, and resistance to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 Gauss might come in handy. With automatic winding in both directions, rhodium-plated rotor and bridges, as well as a 60-hour power reserve, the 10,400 Swiss Francs price-tag of this timepiece doesn’t seem all that steep.