The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M was designed as a professional divers’ watch, ready for extreme accuracy and reliability, a watch prepared to set the highest standards for the entire sports watch industry. Its bold stylishness and impressive mechanism are a testimony of a unique way of life and also speak of the incredible power of the legendary movie hero, James Bond.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean was launched at the 2005 Basel World watch show, and since then it has grown into the Omega’s leading sport watch line. It actually got into the spotlight so fast because in Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig made the drastic choice of going from the blue dial Omega Seamaster to the black dial. Its incredible evolution is also determined by its remarkable underwater capabilities making it perfect for swimming and diving. The Seamaster Professional collection was used in every Bond’s movie and it represents James Bond’s sophisticated style, thirst for action, determination and confidence. Bond’s image consists of a luxury Omega wristwatch, an expensive car, a perfectly tailored suit and a powerful gun. Wearing an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a proof of your success and power.
This model has a scratch-resistant mineral crystal and an elegant black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. You will notice its arrow head shaped hands which seem to be a very successful merge of the Omega Broad Arrow and the very distinctive Aqua Terra hands. Also, the markers and hands are luminescent allowing you to easily tell the time even in the dark. The unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case on a black leather band with orange stiches.
The Planet Ocean 600m comes in a smaller size than its previous models, but I must confess that the 42 mm version has the same extra-large size and feel. It is a well-designed watch, finely crafted and with an incredible sturdiness. This watch is available both with a stainless steel bracelet and with a leather strap, but I personally prefer the leather strap out of esthetic and usability considerations. The leather is of very good quality, actual real leather, and it feels quite resistant and smooth. If you are not familiar with the closing system of the Omega leather straps then you may experience some confusion at the beginning, but with a little bit of patience you will manage to correctly insert the leather end into the buckle part. Opening the claps will turn out to be extremely easy due to its two safety buttons.
While the case design of the Planet Ocean is very similar to the Seamaster Professional, there are still small variations such as the smaller dial size and the winding crown on the right hand side of the case which is significantly larger and easier to use than the previous version. The Omega logo is also perfectly replicated on the top of the winding crown reaffirming the authenticity of this timepiece. On the back you will recognize the very famous Omega “Sea Horse” logo, a symbol for the extreme water resistance of the Omega Seamaster collection. Around this distinctive emblem the back is engraved with “PLANET OCEAN Professional 600m/2000ft”, reassuring its owner of the value and outstanding performances of this watch. Still, I am more than aware of the fact that my replica isn’t recommended for such extreme water exposure and as much as possible I will avoid water contact to extend the life span of this very beautiful imitation Omega watch.
The inside mechanism is a Japanese Miyota with 21 jewels, a very reliable and accurate movement. So far it seems to keep good time and I am quite satisfied with it. The power reserve is of 24-36 hours. I have been wearing it for about 4-8 hours per day within the past few weeks and I must say that I am impressed with its time keeping capabilities.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean enriches the heritage of the Seamaster Professional line, and has a better position within the highly contested luxury sport watch segment. I personally adore the esthetics of this model and I am delighted with how incredibly stylish and modern it looks with its daring black leather band with orange stiches. After wearing this replica and testing its performances I feel obliged to recommend it to all watch collectors who are interested in owning a beautiful and authentic looking luxury imitation timepiece.
Last modified: August 7, 2013