The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean "Deep Black" is the best kept secret in the Omega luxury watch collection. Tonight, Tim discusses smaller watches from Omega, Tudor watch, Audemars Piguet, and Jaeger LeCoultre. Tonight's focal point is the sensational 39.5mm Omega Planet Ocean in black ceramic (reference 18.104.22.168.01.001). Watch buyers and watch collectors looking for the best value AND best fit should consider a bevy of luxury watch options in smaller sizes; tonight's show is all about an exceptional Omega Seamaster and like-minded midsize luxury watch solutions.
Most Omega Seamaster dive watches are large; most Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean dive watches are HUGE. The Planet Ocean collection of watches for men is dominated by cases with diameters of 43.5mm and 45.5mm. But the 39.5mm Planet Ocean "Deep Black" offers all of the diving capability in a case size that both men and women can wear. And for fans of vintage watches or traditional sizes, the black ceramic Planet Ocean 39.5 will look at home on your wrist and in your collection. Ceramic is lighter than steel and more scratch resistant than titanium, gold, or steel - all of the other case materials used in the Seamaster Professional collection.
Thickness is important to modern luxury watch buyers, and the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black is 14.6mm; that's far more manageable than the 16-20mm+ of the standard Seamaster Planet Ocean collection.
Each Planet Ocean Deep Black includes a 120-click unidirectional rotating dive bezel for timing underwater adventures. The smaller case size has no adverse impact on the Planet Ocean's standard water resistance of 600 meters or the helium gas escape valve for saturation divers. Omega uses extensive Super Luminova on the dial of the Planet Ocean, and unlike many "blackout" watches, the Deep Black offers exemplary legibility in any light.
Omega fits the Planet Ocean Deep Black 39.5mm with the caliber 8800 found in the Seamaster Diver 300M. It is an automatic winding movement with a 55-hour power reserve, Master Chronometer (METAS) certification, and antimagnetic resistance in the face of field strength beyond 15,000 gauss. Caliber 8800 features a co-axial escapement for improved chronometry, power reserve, and endurance between service visits. The power reserve of Omega caliber 8800 is 55 hours, and it includes both hacking seconds and a quickset date.
Even compared to a Rolex Submariner, the Seamaster Planet Ocean finds key advantages. The Omega watch is easier to find and buy; used Omega Seamasters are available for a fraction of the Rolex Submariner's price, and Omega watch owners enjoy more privacy in public places than people who wear Rolex watch models. Omega's Planet Ocean is rated to 600 meters of water resistance compared to the Rolex Submariner's 300 meters, and the Omega features a helium escape valve that's only available to Rolex owners who pay extra for a Sea Dweller. Aside from 15 hours of additional power reserve and a smaller case, the Rolex Submariner boasts few advantages over the black ceramic Seamaster Planet Ocean.
Tonight's show includes the Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black, and the Jaeger LeCoultre Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire.
Luxury watch references included in this show include Omega Watches 22.214.171.124.01.001, 126.96.36.199.01.001, 188.8.131.52.01.002, 184.108.40.206.04.001, 220.127.116.11.04.001, 18.104.22.168.04.001, 22.214.171.124.99.001, 126.96.36.199.99.001, 188.8.131.52.01.001, 184.108.40.206.01.001, 220.127.116.11.03.001, 18.104.22.168.03.001, Tudor Watches m79012m-0001, m79018v-0001, M79010SG-0001, M79010SG-0002, M79030B-0001, M79030B-0002, M79030B-0003, M79030N-0001, M79030N-0002, M79030N-0003, and Audemars Piguet watch references 26240ST.OO.1320ST.01, 26240ST.OO.1320ST.02, 26240ST.OO.1320ST.03, 26240ST.OO.1320ST.04, 26715ST.OO.1356ST.01, 26715ST.OO.1356ST.02,
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