Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”Replica Watches

While Omega’s biggest news at this year’s Baselworld was the 60th anniversary of its Speedmaster collection, the brand also introduced several interesting pieces in its other watch families. One of the most notable is this week’s Watch to Watch: the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Blue,” a GMT-equipped divers’ watch with a case milled from a single block of blue ceramic.

Omega Replica

Omega Replica

Omega says that the new watch is inspired by the success of last year’s Planet Ocean “Deep Black” editions, which were the first ceramic-cased divers’ Cheap Omega Replica built to be water-resistant to 600 meters. The “Deep Blue” model is the first Omega watch with a case, and a dial, made entirely of blue ceramic. As orange and blue are considered by Omega to be the signature colors of the Planet Ocean Omega Replica series, orange highlights abound: a 24-hour GMT scale surrounds the dial; the first 15-minute-sector of the 60-minute diving scale on the rotating divers’ bezel is made from a blend of orange rubber and ceramic; and orange rubber injections have been used to create the Omega logo on the crown and the “He” symbol on the helium-release valve at 10 o’clock. The central GMT hand and the applied numerals at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock are also in blue’s complementary color. The hour hand, minute hand, and applied hour indices are in 18k white gold. The numerals on the bezel’s diving scale are made of LiquidMetal, a material used frequently in Planet Ocean Omega Replica Watches.

Omega Replica Watches

Omega Replica Watches

The 45.5-mm ceramic case of the Planet Ocean “Big Blue” is pressed into shape from a special zirconium-based powder, with the blue pigmentation added at this early stage. Afterward it is heated to temperatures reaching 1,400º Celsius in a sintering process, making it extra hard and scratch-resistant. Diamond-equipped tools are then used to define the edges and grooves, after which the case is lubricated and cooled by high-pressure oil solutions. Finally, a three-hour plasma treatment in a 20,000º C furnace prepares the case for its precision laser engraving. The resulting case is six times harder than steel and never scratches, discolors, or fades.
The screw-down caseback, with its familiar Seamaster alveol pattern, is equipped with Cheap Omega Replica patented Naiad Lock, which ensures that the engraved text around the big sapphire window remains in readable position. On display through that caseback window is Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8906, an automatic movement with a co-axial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve that powers the timekeeping, GMT function, and date indication at the 3 o’clock position. Like all Master Chronometer movements, it has passed eight rigorous tests set by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, ensuring a high level of endurance, precision, and resistance to magnetic fields.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue” comes on a blue rubber strap with orange contrast stitching and orange edges; the foldover clasp, like the case, is made of blue ceramic. As with many of its recent releases, Omega Replica is offering a four-year warranty on the watch.The watch will be available at retail in December.

4 Omega Dive Replica Watches That Made It Into Production

When it comes to museums operated by watch brands, the Omega Replica Watches museum in Bienne is definitely one worth a visit. It is located just across from Omega HQ, admission is free, it’s open on Saturdays as well as during the week, and — best of all — you get to see hundreds of watches, clocks, movements, and instruments displaying more than a century of the brand’s fascinating historyOf course, among all these exhibits are quite a few dive watches, given the Omega watch brand’s rich history in manufacturing watches for underwater use.
Along with a comprehensive lineup of past and current Omega Seamaster Replica watches, we discovered four prototype watches on display at the museum that we felt were worthy of attention. Here they are, along with photos:
1. Super Compressor” case prototype


This “Super Compressor” case prototype from 1969 with a 52-mm diameter and a flexible caseback intended to be used in helium-saturated environments. Probably because the Omega Replica from that time was put “through our helium test […] This test showed that the 600 is one hundred times as air- and water-tight as the Apollo spacecraft.” Omega did not pursue the concept of a helium release valve further until the 1990s.
2. Omega Seamaster 1000 prototype

Cheap Omega Replica

Cheap Omega Replica

An Omega Replica Watches prototype with a very unique bezel inlay and an unusual dial/hand combination. The watch was used by COMEX during Janus II (two years before the cooperation with Rolex started), along with some specially marked Seamaster 600 “Ploprof” models, when “they spent eight days on the seabed, while setting up a new world deep-sea diving record.”
3. Seamaster 1000 prototyp

Omega Replica

Omega Replica

4. Omega Megaquartz Seamaster 1000

Omega Replica Watches

Omega Replica Watches

Last but not least, the rather extreme-looking Omega Megaquartz Seamaster 1000, with a rather unique evolution of the brand’s traditional orange “Plongeur” minute hand.All of which brings up another reason why you should visit the Omega museum: you are allowed to take pictures.

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches

In the third chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the five most noteworthy Speedmasters from the 1980s, including such Reagan-era milestone pieces as the first Cheap Omega Replica with an exhibition caseback and the first Speedy with a moon-phase.
1980: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11, Omega’s first sapphire crystal caseback

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11

Launched to celebrate the 1969 Apollo 11 mission — in which the Omega Speedmaster became the first watch worn on the moon — this yellow-gold model was the first to be outfitted with the 861L caliber. It was also the first Omega Replica timepiece to put its caliber on display, through a glazed sapphire caseback window. The watch was produced in a very small, numbered series of around 300 pieces; the “L” suffix at the end of the Caliber number “861” indicated that it was the “Luxury” version of that movement, with a higher level of decoration than was normally afforded.
1983: The first bi-color Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster Bicolor

Omega Speedmaster Bicolor

The first Speedmaster model with a two-tone design, this 1983 model combined a steel case with a golden dial, silvered chronograph subdials, and a bracelet made from steel and 14K gold. It is unknown exactly how many of this reference that Omega Replica Watches produced, but very few are known to still exist.
1985: The first Speedmaster moon-phase model

Omega Speedmaster “Speedymoon”

Omega Speedmaster “Speedymoon”

“Twenty years after the Speedmaster began preparing to go to the moon,” Omega states in its press materials on the Speedmaster’s 60-year history, “the moon came to the Speedmaster.” The watch, nicknamed “Speedymoon,” was produced in a series of 1,300 pieces and was the first in the iconic series to include a moon-phase complication, whose disk was adorned with a painted moon and stars. There are even some rare Cheap Omega Replica models that feature a painted face on the moon’s surface.
1987: Speedmaster Automatic

Omega Speedmaster Automatic

Omega Speedmaster Automatic

Considered by many collectors as the “Holy Grail” of vintage Speedmasters, this was the first watch in the collection that combined an automatic movement with a “Moonwatch” case. Omega only produced the watch for two years, making it an extremely rare piece, sought out obsessively by the Speedy’s legions of fans and collectors. Design-wise, this Omega Replica case is slightly thicker than those of other Speedmasters to accommodate the automatic movement, and the chrono pushers and crown are closer fitting than those on the classic Moonwatch.
1987: A Speedmaster made especially for Italy

Omega Speedmaster “Italy”

Omega Speedmaster “Italy”

Limited to only 500 pieces, this timepiece was created for the Italian market. It featured a black dial with golden subdials, a yellow-gold bezel and yellow gold-plated crown and pushers. And it could be considered a tribute to the Speedmaster’s interesting but little-known historical connection with Italy. The Seahorse medallion that appears on the casebacks of many Omega Replica Watches models was, in fact, inspired by the Seahorse emblems found on the sides of gondolas in Venice.