Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT 600M Co-Axial
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The Seamaster 300 line was Omega's response to the Rolex Submariner upon its introduction in 1957.
Featuring a robust steel case with a 300-meter depth rating, a rotating bezel graduated with a dive-timing scale, and a metal bracelet with diver's expansion links, the early Seamaster 300 was not only a functional diver that would go on to see use in Her Majesty's Navy, but arguably one of the handsomest sports watch designs of the past century.
As it evolved, the Omega Seamaster 300 went on to see numerous evolutionary changes — indeed, nearly innumerable variants in a variety of materials and colorways have been produced in the past 60 years. This fact alone has made the Seamaster Professional watches (as they came to be known) more desirable than their Rolex counterparts to a large portion of the collector community — simply because they don't all look exactly the same.
One of the latest additions to the Seamaster lineage is the Planet Ocean. Introduced in 2005, these watches feature a chunkier case design with a broad arrow handset, a new bracelet, a revised design language on the dial, and increased water resistance — no doubt to compete with that of the Rolex Sea-Dweller.
This particular piece, a Reference 18.104.22.168.01.001 from the 2020s, is a GMT-equipped model. Housed in a 43.5mm stainless steel case paired to a matching steel bracelet with a signed deployant clasp, it features a sapphire crystal, signed crowns, a helium escape valve (HEV), a bi-directional rotating 24-hour bezel, a gloss black dial with matching broad arrow handset and applied indices, and an exhibition caseback revealing the Master Chronometer-certified Cal. 8906 automatic co-axial movement within.
This piece remains in outstanding condition overall and is accompanied by its full kit!
If the Planet Ocean was good enough for a certain ‘Mr. B' on the silver screen back in 2006, then it's good enough for us!
The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only faint wear from gentle use. Luminous gloss black dial is in as-new condition with matching ‘broad arrow’ handset. Signed crown.
Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.
Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.
During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.
1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.
Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT 600M Co-Axial