The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean White is a very stylish watch which enjoys the entire technical particularities specific to this range of high end luxury watches, as well as the advantages of a fashion forward jewelry. It is a new version of the Planet Ocean with a more modern touch. The esthetic enhancements include a smooth white dial, a polished white ceramic bezel and a fancy white leather strap. A watch dominated by the very fashionable and classy white color, the perfect choice both for a stylish woman and for an elegant man.
Upon a close inspection, this replica, has all the typical characteristics of the Planet Ocean family, such as a solid and sturdy stainless steel case, a very resistant ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel, luminescent hands and markers, and of course a beautiful leather strap. All these complete an overall authentic look and give you the feeling that you are holding the real thing. Still, let’s take a closer look and see what the discrepancies are.
At first glance we encounter only similarities: the dial is of the same clear white color, the hour markers are the same font and sizes, and the „Omega Seamaster Professional” and „Co-axial Chronometer 600/2000 ft.” writing on the dial are perfectly replicated. Furthermore, I have checked it from all possible angles and I was amazed to see that the unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel is flawlessly replicated. What ruins this almost perfectly imitated dial is the date window. On the original one it is placed next to the shorter 3 o’clock hour marker, like a continuation of this marker. On this replica it is separated from the 3 o’clock marker by a considerable distance. When you compare the authentic watch and the knock-off you clearly see this difference from the start. Another very visible flaw on the dial is the luminescent filling of the hands. This glow in the dark inside should perfectly follow the shape of each hand, instead on my clone watch the luminescent inside is shaped like two arrows facing opposite directions. For the trained eye it is quite visible.
I have to admit that the back of the case is beautifully crafted. The famous Seamaster horse is perfectly cloned, and the text engraved on the back cover is finished flawlessly. The replica also has the anti-counterfeit logo on the outer part of the back, and the serial number engraved into the rear of the lugs. Everything about the back of this watch is carefully replicated so that it follows the original design even in the smallest detail.
The first thing I’ve noticed about this knock-off was how smooth everything operates. The crown unwinds beautifully; the date and time also work very smooth. Setting the time and date on this replica feels as natural as it does on the authentic Omega. In addition, I think the white leather strap is in perfect balance with the dial and bezel making the watch look particularly bold on my wrist, as opposed to a stainless steel bracelet that usually fades into the background. I also have to mention the fact that the winding crown carries the authenticity logo of the Omega brand completing the overall authentic look of this imitation timepiece.
In conclusion I am quite content with this replica. It has all the basic authenticity details and markings and it also respects the original design. A part from a couple of minor flaws it is a well-constructed replica and it serves its purpose well. I was craving for the Seamaster Planet Ocean White Ceramic model since it was first launched by the Omega Company and I am now very happy to have one just for myself.
Last modified: March 5, 2013