Editor’s note: Before we get to dive deep into them, here’s our preview & Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
The New 2022 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep
After the very first Seamaster in 1948 and the new 2022 Omega Speedmaster ’57 Calibre 9906 watches, just announced are the new Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep watches, that in all their fumé splendour invite you own journey to the depths of the oceans.
Not 100m, not 300m, but a whopping 6,000m water-resistant, the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep collection takes the 2019 concept that made history — in April 2019 three Ultra Deep watches joined explorer Victor Vescovo on a mission to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — when the watches reached the deepest place on Planet Earth and turns it into an everyday human’s play toy.
And you know what, even though the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep watches achieve the insane depths, these are only 45.5mm in diameter.
My first reaction to these was that Omega is also jumping on the fumé dial bandwagon. But dive deep (pun intended) and you realise that these are game-changing.
The 5W1H Of The New Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep
The 7 new models of the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep collection feature a 6000m water-resistant 45.5mm diameter and 18.12mm thick Grade 5 titanium – [ZrO2] ceramic bezel ring — case or an O-MEGASTEEL case with a lug-to-lug spacing of 56mm and a 22mm lug inter-horn spacing.
I like how the watches come with bracelet’s complementary length adjustment totalling 33.3mm. A release clasp is featured with press on “push” and slide inner clasp that is adjustable to 6 positions over 9.70 mm. There is also an extra diver extension (2 x 11.8mm).
Big, bold, handsome, practical and absolutely impressive.
It’s for those who ever doubted that Omega was the king of the seas. I know with its thickness it’s not for everyone, and pretty much no one will be diving to those depths, but it’s always cool to have something with an association like that. I mean, not all of us are astronauts or James Bond, but it’s nice to feel that way once in a while. Watches like the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep give wings to daydreams.
Best Foot Forward
The most striking feature about the new 2022 Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep series is the use of gradient dials and the larger-than-life aesthetics.
I also love the lack of a date window and the clean-cut aesthetics and the high legibility.
And the watches are officially METAS certified too.
There are six references that comprise the following dial colour options:
- black ceramised grade 5 titanium dial
- blue-black gradient transparent lacquer dial
- gray-black gradient transparent lacquer dial
- white lacquer dial
Basic Specifications Of The New Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep
Inside all the new Planet Ocean Ultra Deep ticks the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912 which is an automatic-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured in-house. The movement comprises of 39 jewels, and beats at the frequency of 3.5Hz. It has magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss, a Silicon “Si14” balance spring, 2 barrels mounted in series for a decent 60-hour power reserve, and Nivachoc shock absorbers.
The movement is decorated with rhodium-plated bridge, Geneva waves in arabesque, and blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel.
The new 2022 Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep Collection takes the fumé route to stunning horology that’s water-proof no matter what.
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