Orange is in. European designers have proven this point repeatedly in the last year. Omega has capitalized on this design trend with the launch of the Planet Ocean watch this year at the famous international watch and jewelry show, BaselWorld. While Omega offers the Planet Ocean in five different variations, the version with the orange bezel and orange leather strap is undoubtedly the “coolest” one.
Omega created the Planet Ocean to take their Seamaster line to the next level. The Planet Ocean watch is endorsed by the U.S Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Michael is one of the most successful competitive swimmers in the history of competitive swimming. Michael won size gold medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece to cap in incredible career. The Planet Ocean is a fitting tribute to Michael. Omega offers the Planet Ocean in the following case and strap configurations. The first version is has a black dial and black bezel on a brown leather strap. Next there is the same black bezel and dial with a stainless steel bracelet. This all steel version is more durable than the leather strap version. Consider the same black case/bezel with a black rubber strap if you want a true sports watch. Now for the orange Planet Ocean models. Each one of these features an orange bezel, orange markers at twelve, six and three o’clock. You can pair the orange version with a steel or rubber bracelet. If you want to own the all orange version, it comes with an orange leather strap in addition to the orange bezel and makers. This watch will cause your friends to grab your arm so be prepared.
Omega designed the Planet Ocean series to withstand the elements. Each watch is water resistant to 600 meters and includes a helium release valve and a uni directional rotating bezel. The Planet Ocean has a large 42mm case and a screw down crown set at six o’clock. A self winding Omega 2500 movement powers this watch, and has 44 hours of Power Reserve.