Many have been the records and milestones set by Omega that have elevated the brand to a legendary status in the watchmaking industry.
Consequently, it comes as no surprise that their new venture of creating an alliance between gold and ceramic for its recently introduced Seamaster Planet Ocean Ceragold models is becoming a true source of unique sensations in the market, attracting great attention in the haute horlogerie stage.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Ceragold model is, without a doubt, the most striking gentleman’s piece in the collection, boasting a 45.5mm 18Kt red gold case and featuring the newly introduced technology involving the incrustation of Ceragold into the zirconium-based ceramic bezel. Safeguarding the renowned Omega Co-Axial Calibre 9301 movement at its heart, now fitted with a silicon balance spring, this timepiece represents the brand’s ambition to remain among the top names in the timekeeping industry.
As the rest of the Planet Ocean collection models, the Ceragold timepieces all possess professional diving characteristics, including a unidirectional rotating bezel, 2000 ft / 600 m water resistance and a helium escape valve. However, the most remarkable achievement in the design of this time-sculpture is the polished Ceragold bezel, offering an impressive contrast with the lacquered deep-black dial, which displays both the 60-minute and 12-hour counters on the same subdial at 3H; and the small seconds subdial at 9H.
Besides the revolutionary Ceragold application in this collection, the increasing use of silicon is evidently a noteworthy trend. Lighter, more shock-resistant than stainless steel, more durable and anti-magnetic, silicon is an ideal material for the elaboration of fragile elements like balance springs. Recognizing its durability, Omega offers a 4-year warranty for the Planet Ocean Chronograph Ceragold, certainly improving customer satisfaction.
Despite the employment of silicon, the Omega Co-Axial Calibre 9301 movement counts with a special luxury finish, including an 18Kt red gold rotor and balance bridge. This mechanism also allows the adjustment of the hour without affecting the performance of the minute and second hands, automatically making it the ultimate companion for the insatiable traveler.
The spectacular Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Ceragold is presented on a black leather strap secured by an 18Kt red gold deployant buckle and –when found; given limited availability- its price rounds the $33,000.