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Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” from Omega

connoisseur February 22, 2017 0
Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” from Omega

Created to mark the countdown to the Olympic Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang in 2018, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” is guaranteed to perform with world-class precision long after that great event has come and gone.

Limited to 2018 pieces, it is not only an aesthetically striking timepiece in bold blue and red, (the colours of the Korean flag) it is also a technological marvel.Cased in stainless steel, it features a polished blue ceramic [ZrO2] dial with applied rhodium-plated indexes, coated with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue glow. These same qualities are shared by the hour and seconds hands. The minute hand, in line with the dot on the bezel, emits a green glow.

The unidirectional rotating diving bezel is very special indeed. It features the world’s first polished blue ceramic ring with rubber and OMEGA Liquidmetal® diving scale, with red rubber for the first 15 minutes. OMEGA Liquidmetal® has also been used for the minute scale and the dot at 12H.

Just right of the date window positioned at 3H is the screw-in crown with OMEGA logo. The helium escape valve placed at 10H has been embossed with “He”.

 Protecting the face of the watch is a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, while the new alveol-patterned screw-in caseback is engraved in blue with the words PLANET OCEAN and LIMITED EDITION, as well as the watch’s Limited Edition number. Transferred to the caseback’s sapphire crystal are the words “PyeongChang 2018” and the Olympic Winter Games logo.

The beating heart of the timepiece is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. As a Master Chronometer the watch has passed the highest level of watch testing in the industry, having endured 8 rigorous tests over 10 days, set down by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (METAS).

The watch is presented on a blue structured rubber strap with blue-red rubber lining and delivered in a special presentation box, which includes an extra stainless steel bracelet.

The strap tool, also included in the box, allows the wearer to change the look of the watch quickly and easily.

The ultimate collector’s watch, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” commemorates a great global event in true OMEGA style.