The Seamaster Planet Ocean, with its bright orange details, is a favourite in the modern Omega lineup, a compelling combination of brightness and brown. And now we’ve been treated to a brand new version.
First of all, this watch is large: 45.5mm across, and tall on the wrist. It’s also heavy thanks to the steel case. If you really want to double down on the weight, there’s a steel bracelet option, which sees the entire package weigh a hefty 260 grams. If that sounds a little too intense, there are options on a NATO strap — Omega is offering two different bright 5-stripe straps, which are lovely.
The other notable new feature is the orange ceramic. The colour is less bold than previous iterations, as adding certain colours to ceramic is notoriously difficult. To my eye, it’s more of a burnt orange — perhaps even pumpkin. It’s an attractive look. The design of the bezel has been updated to bring it in line with the third-generation PO bezel designs, with all the salient numerals and hash marks filled with white liquid ceramic and Super-LumiNova.
Finally, there’s the dial. The soft, matt grey dial is a nice foil for the shiny, bright orange ceramic bezel and dial details. It’s also another first for Omega, as it’s made from ceramised titanium — a special ceramic treatment on the titanium base dial, which not only looks good, but allows the brand to realise a dial with no extra protective layers.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a lot of watch, and not for everyone. But if you like your watches with a touch of hi-vis, this could be for you.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean price
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, on NATO, $10,950 AUD