When Omega developed the Planet Ocean timepiece they wanted a modern luxury dive watch that could hold its own against competition timepieces like the Rolex Submariner. The brand has always introduced the Seamaster line as luxury pieces, with the heart of a solid working timpeiece, and one that collectors and horological lovers both would want to own.
Omega has crafted a terrific timepiece in honor of a Olympic legend, Michael Phelps, with the Seamaster Planet Ocean Limited Edition Watch. The creation is limited to 280 pieces and has been designed with a 45.5mm stainless steel case, and guaranteed water resistance to 600 metres. The case features a unique uni-directional rotating bezel polished in blue ceramic with the first 15 minute markings inlaid with bright orange rubber, and a striking polished white ceramic dial. The dial is detailed with blued applied indexes, and Arabic numeral 12 in orange. A screw-in, wave pattern caseback is adorned with a legend logo etched in chronium on the sapphire crystal which showcases the column-wheel chronograph movement.
This year, the Speedmaster collection was replenished with moon phases pointers watch. Interestingly, brand this feature is not applied so long ago that the canonical dial which has only chronograph counters was perceived as only possible for speedmasters and during the Basel exhibition, many looked at models of the Moon as a completely new product. However, these watches were issued repeatedly by Omega, the beginning and the story was laid already in the mid-1980s.