Although the mechanical watchmaking industry has a history of progressing slowly over time, one invention carried it a giant leap, the co-axial Escapement.Considered by many to be one of the most significant watch technology advancements in the last 250 years, the co-axial escapement functions with little need for lubrication.
Until 1999, these escapements could not be found on watches selling for less than $150,000. That all changed when Omega released to the world a new line of co-axial watches.
At the forefront of these watches stands the Seamaster Planet Ocean, a truly inspired marriage of form and function.
Today's offering showcases this uncommon Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m in titanium, the most current model with ceramic bezel. While most of these watches were made in steel, the titanium version gives all the needed functionality and depth rating while being much lighter on the wrist. When you're wearing it it feels as light as a steel dress watch.
According to Omega, Liquidmetal™ is an alloy which is considerably harder than stainless steel yet bonds seamlessly with ceramics. The blended materials are particularly resistant to scratching and corrosion. Its retail price is also just under $2000 more than the plain steel version.
From the clear, legible dial to the curved, brushed case-edges and chunky solid back with its embossed seahorse, this is a well-designed and handsome timepiece. It exudes quality and feels luxurious and sports-worthy - waterproof to 2000 ft because of helium escape valve. Slightly bold while staying classy, dynamic, and extremely capable it's sure to get a second look.
It is the 37.5mm midsize edition, a great watch for those who don't have a large wrist.
It is new from an Omega retailer and has never been sold to a retail customer. It has not been polished or altered since leaving the factory.
Accompanying it are its Omega boxes, certificate card (open), and instruction booklet. If the watch is not warranted through Omega, we are also including with the purchase our own one-year C.O.T. warranty.
The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here: Omega Planet Ocean Titanium
For further reading and a video exploring Co-Axial technology, visit Omega's Art of Watchmaking page
Country of origin: Switzerland
Maker: Omega Watch Co.
Model: Ref. 18.104.22.168.03.001
Functions: Hours, Minutes (Co-Axial Escapement), Quick-Set Date, Automatic, Waterproof, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Liquidmetal™ titanium. Liquidmetal™ is an alloy which is considerably harder than stainless steel yet bonds seamlessly with ceramics. The blended materials are particularly resistant to scratching and corrosion.
Case condition: New
Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter, 18.2mm thick
Dial: Blue with luminous applied Arabic and dart indexes, outer minute/seconds track, aperture for the date. Luminous steel arrow hands.
Hands: Luminous steel arrow hands
Movement type: Very high quality, "in-house" designed Caliber 8520, self-winding movement in both directions with Co-Axial escapement for greater precision stability and durability of the movement. Free sprung balance, with date, hour, minute and continuous small seconds hands. Rhodium plated finish with exclusive Geneva waves in arabesque. Power reserve: Approximately 50 hours.
Band: Original Omega Planet Ocean strap, titanium, Omega deployment buckle, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.4 inches without using the wetsuit extensions, adjustable
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Sapphire glass, like new
Warranty: If the watch is not warranted through Omega, we are also including with the purchase our own one-year C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: Yes, complete set. BOX- Omega inner and outer boxes; PAPERS - Omega open (not yet filled in) certificate cards, instruction booklet
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.