Omega released a new professional diver’s fake watch collection named the Seamaster Planet Ocean a decade ago. Although modern, such as design, materials, and mechanics, the Omega Planet Ocean watches draw inspiration from the brand’s rich legacy of diving watches. Today, the Planet Ocean is Omega’s signature pro dive watch with lots of variations given. Join us as we take a look at a particular practical model, the Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT.
A full steel model, this Planet Ocean GMT sports a stainless steel 43.5mm case and matching steel bracelet. As a typical dive watch, this Planet Ocean includes all the elements essential for an underwater tool watch. There’s the water resistance to 2,000 feet, the helium escape valve to prevent damage during decompression periods, and a great luminescent dial for legibility under water.
However, different from most dive replica watches, this Planet Ocean GMT has a direct rotating bezel, but rather a bi-directional one due to its GMT functionality. A particular meaningful feature for travelers, the GMT permits the wearer to keep track of two time zones simultaneously thanks to the extra 24-hour hand and a bi-directional rotating bezel marked to 24 hours. Besides, the black ceramic bezel is not only attractive to look at but the tough top-tech material is also highly resistant to scratching. Adding to the practicality of the replica watch is the discreet date window at 3 o’clock.
An extremely appealing design touch on the Planet Ocean is the use of Omega’s iconic double broad arrow hands where both the hour and minute hands include large arrow tips. Protecting the face of the watch is the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
If you flip the watch around, you’ll have a big view of the handsomely decorated Omega Co-Axial Caliber 8605 through the sapphire exhibition case-back. The in-house automatic movement drives the time, date, and GMT function and offers a generous 60 hours of power reserve.
Caliber 8605 comes equipped with the replica Omega‘s popular co-axial escapement technology, which boasts less friction than the ubiquitous lever escapement, therefore, requires less servicing in general. What’s more, like all modern Omega movements, the Caliber 8605 is, of course, chronometer-certified.
Whether used underwater as a diving watch, or worn as a traveling companion to keep track of two time zones, or simply have on as a luxury sports watch, the Planet Ocean GMT gives a lot of practicality encased in a fantastic modern Omega watch.