Inspired by the success of 2016’s Planet Ocean Deep Black (we wrote about it here), Omega set out to create a combination GMT and divers' watch fashioned from a single block of blue ceramic.
The resulting Seamaster Planet Ocean "Big Blue" marks the first time that Omega has delivered a case made entirely from blue ceramic.
As well as this, the watch sports a blue ceramic dial with an orange GMT track. Adding sparkle to the blue dial are hands and indexes in white gold with a white Super-LumiNova coating.
The blue ceramic bezel features a diving scale with Liquidmetal numerals. A blend of orange rubber and ceramic covers the first 15 minutes. Orange rubber injections have also been used to colour the Omega logo on the crown and helium escape valve symbol.
The reverse side of the "Big Blue" was designed to be not less eye-catching than the main face. With its alveol pattern screw-in caseback, it features a patented ceramic Naiad Lock that keeps the engraved wording in position.
The Planet Ocean "Big Blue" is water-resistant to 60 bar (600 metres / 2,000 feet) and is driven by the Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8906. Beating at 25,200 vibrations per hour and resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss, this self-winding movement has been tested at the industry's highest level, passing all 8 tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). It offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
The blue rubber strap with orange stitching and orange edges is held to the wrist by a blue ceramic foldover clasp.
The price of the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean "Big Blue" is Swiss Francs 10,400 / Euro 10,300. omegawatches.com