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NEW: The mystery Planet Ocean Chronograph seen on the wrist of Michael Phelps at Rio 2016 - 2016/08/12 by Dale Vito


Michael Phelps & Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph - picture by Omega
Michael Phelps & Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph – picture by Omega

 

Hodinkee recently posted an article on Michael Phelps and Omega’s timing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. To my surprise, the added promotional picture showed Phelps wearing a previously unknown variation of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph, sporting a black dial with lighter subdials.

Update: DEBUNKED?!

A jump over to the Omega website didn’t reveal anything – not a single word on this mysterious new Planet Ocean. Omega has a history of honoring its ambassadors’ achievements (remember the Speedmaster The Legend?) – could this be something similar? I hope we’ll find out soon, but for now the finer details are still in the dark,. Nonetheless, here’s our provisional image and corresponding database entry. I will edit these as soon as more information comes in and as always: don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any details!

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Michael Phelps
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Michael Phelps

 

Update 13:59: it appears the photo is from an 2011 issue of Omega Lifetime.


UPDATE: Full 2016 Omega Planet Ocean collection including Deep Black Ceramic models - 2016/06/14 by Dale Vito


2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 39.5mm
2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 39.5mm

 

Last night Omega added four new models to its popular Planet Ocean line of watches. Including these four ceramic-cased ‘Deep Black’ versions, the total of 2016 Planet Ocean watches now stands at 36 – and I have just updated our database to feature every single one of them.

Omega introduced the third generation of the Seamaster Planet Ocean at BaselWorld 2016, but somehow only today managed to update its website to reflect the changes made to the collection, allowing me to finally fill in some gaps and add a few that escaped my attention earlier.

 

2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm
2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm

 

OK, don’t worry. If my own social media feed is any hint, I fully understand if by now you can’t read another word on the new Planet Ocean – so I’ll try and keep it short.

While perhaps a bit underwhelming at first sight, Omega went over the collection quite thoroughly with a gentle update of the design, a reconsideration of the case sizes and -of course- a METAS-certified movement in every single one of them. The addition of the ceramic-cased ‘Deep Black’ versions is a nice touch, though hardly unexpected considering the fact that the Dark Side of the Moon has been a hit for years.

Our full Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean database now stands at 145 separate watches. I’m missing a handful I guess – mainly the jeweled-versions of the early years. CLICK!

2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph

 

2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
2016 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT 43.5mm / 45.5mm

 

Edit – we now have the prices in EUR for the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black’s added;

Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial 43.5 Master Chronometer GMT Deep Black 215.92.46.22.01.001

Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial 43.5 Master Chronometer GMT Deep Black Red 215.92.46.22.01.003

Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial 43.5 Master Chronometer GMT Deep Black Blue 215.92.46.22.01.002

Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial 43.5 Master Chronometer GMT Deep Black Sedna 215.63.46.22.01.001


Updates: Omega & Patek - 2016/04/15 by Dale Vito


Omega Seamaster 1948 522.23.39.20.02.001
Omega Seamaster 1948 522.23.39.20.02.001

 

As indicated in my earlier updates, I’ve been keeping busy with updating existing entries with the latest pricing info, images and newer, more accurate descriptions. After the Speedmasters, I have gone through all our Planet Oceans and you might note that even discontinued models such as the awesome 2201.52.00 now feature larger images – a welcome change.

I have also decided to do away with the dedicated Olympic family and place the watches in the category of the watches that they’re based on. As such, one of my favorite collections -the Museum Collection- now has the ‘Olympic Official Timekeeper’ models right nexst to the original Museum Collection pieces that they’re based on. I’ve also put the stunning Seamaster 1948 here, as I feel that this is where it rightfully belongs. I’ve always thought that this watch did not quite need the London 2012 connection anyway…

Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart
Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart

 

On another note, I’ve also started to update our Patek collection with historic pricing. Many of what I feel are key / emblematic models also feature older prices. Take a look at the 5960P-001 and be surprised!


BaselWorld 2016: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001 - 2016/03/30 by Dale Vito


Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001

 

Launched at BaselWorld 2016, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean reference 215.90.44.21.99.001 features a titanium case and bracelet. The first 15 minutes of its revolving bezel are inlaid with orange rubber, while the matte grey dial sports matching accents.

Part of the newest generation of Planet Ocean models, the reference 215.90.44.21.99.001 is powered by the METAS-certified caliber 8900.

More details, including price, RIGHT HERE.


BaselWorld 2015 Omega – some relatively silent releases - 2015/06/13 by Dale Vito


Omega 2015 Novelties
Omega 2015 Novelties

 

While BaselWorld is already a good number of months behind us, there’s still information trickling in that previously either was not available or just plain escaped my attention. While today I’d like to focus on these four new additions to our Omega Watch Database, you might notice that I’ve uploaded quite a few more..

First up: the Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 reference 522.12.43.50.04.001. This limited edition of 316 pieces is created in honour of the 2016 Rio Olympics and features the colours of the Brazilian flag, but blue taking a lead. It is said to be sold out already though.

Then there’s this: the Seamaster 300 in yellow gold reference 233.60.41.21.01.002. You might’ve not been aware, but previously ‘Sedna’ was the only option if you were looking for a gold faux-vintage diver. I actually like this classic yellow gold version more though. It’s also available with a leather strap – as are all other Seamaster 300’s.

This one I LOVE, saw, noted, but had no decent picture of: the Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space Sedna Gold reference 311.63.40.30.02.001. It’s so stunning! This watch uses the same case as the regular FOiS, with the signature straight lugs and lack of crownguards. It’s now done in ‘Sedna’ gold though. Just like its stainless steel brother, this one is said to be numbered though not limited.

Last up – the Speedmaster Mark II reference 327.20.43.50.01.001 in stainless steel / Sedna. I vaguely remember seeing this one at BaselWorld but it seem to have forgotten about it. Two-tone is an acquired taste but this one actually looks quite restrained. Probably a fun watch for the summer.


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