Omega has no match. When it comes to Swiss craftsmanship, attention to detail, quality, design versatility, price and attitude, there are not that many brands on the market that can come close to its reputation. The brand itself has the unique ability of reinventing its image and classic models in a very modern and unique way. It is a very unpredictable watchmaker that knows how to play its cards right and execute its marketing moves. Omega is a very famous luxury watches company that designs timepieces that have an understated elegance and an amazing aesthetic power without going over the top.
For most Swiss watch fans, Omega will remain an iconic presence, a worthy brand that offers extremely attractive and precise timepieces. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronograph is a model that evokes the theme of the blue deep ocean where charm, adventure and possibilities create a wonderful poetry. The 2218.50 Omega is dedicated to those luxury enthusiasts that love everything about yachts, boats, diving and any other possibilities associated with the sea. Its navy blue and orange combo is an epic homage to the underwater world where contrasts meet to form an amazing and bold décor.
Even though the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2218.50 is a design that uses daring details and color scheme, it has the unique ability of keeping its naturally refined look. The truth is that in the world of luxury timepieces, you need to know how to balance exquisitely contrasting styles, features and materials. It is the ideal watch for those who are looking for a model with a powerful attitude and a modern vibe.
Of course, this timepiece doesn’t come cheap. It costs a little bit over $6,000 and it is powered by Omega’s revolutionary Co-Axial movements. This technological novelty is especially appealing to those who love innovations, extreme performances and crossing boundaries.
Some of the most important names in the world of underwater explorations had on their wrist an Omega timepiece. Jacques Mayol, William Beebe, Jacques Cousteau and Yves Le Prieur all wore a Seamaster model. They are the legends that have inspired the creation of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean as homage to the brand’s diving heritage.
The interesting thing about the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is that it is available in three different case sizes. There are two versions for men with a 43.5mm and a 45.5 mm case, and there is one version for women with a 37.5 mm case. But the part that most appeals at this exquisite timepiece is the fact that it is water resistant up to a depth of 2000 feet.
As any self-respecting diving watch, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2218.50 has a high legibility, even in deep waters. The dial features applied indexes and hands that are coated with white Super-LumiNova which shines with a bright blue light in the dark. The white dot located on the bezel is made from the same luminescent material. Divers who need to keep a track of the elapsed time even under water are in great need of a watch with a good legibility.
The layout of the dial is a little bit complex, but due to a well-studied game of proportions and chromatics, it is quite easy on the eye. The black dial has a matte and classy finish, the orange 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock markers are highly visible, and the 3 small counters and date window highlight its sophistication. The watch has a 30 seconds small dial located at the 3 o’clock position, a 12 hours one at the 6 o’clock position and a 60 minutes sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position. Between the 4 and 5 markers there is the small window that is pretty simple and as on all Omega timepieces it does not have a magnifying lens. This complex design is complemented by the modern orange bezel with black indexes and by the manly stainless steel pushers with orange accents.
If you are the type of watch enthusiast that is also passionate about yachts, sailing or diving then this is the perfect luxury sports watch for you. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 2218.50 looks extremely nice and enjoys a very high popularity among experts. When it comes to modern watch designs and extreme performances then this is surely the right pick.