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Introducing the Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black collection

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In New York City on Monday, Omega unveiled an all new ceramic diver’s watch collection called the Planet Ocean Deep Black. Similar to the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, each of the four models features a black ceramic mono block case, bezel, and dial. The new ceramic watch case measures 45.5 mm in diameter by a thickness of 18.87 mm, which is understandably even larger than the Dark Side of the Moon, which measures 44.25 mm in diameter by 16 mm thick, as this is a professional diver’s watch. That said, if you are looking for a diver’s watch to wear with your suit, this is probably not the one to go with as it is quite large. But if you are looking for a highly water resistant sports watch to wear with short sleeves, this is a great

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Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition

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One of the most interesting debuts from Omega in 2016 was the Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition, a throwback to their original reference 2998-1 from 1959. Omega designers borrowed some key design cues from the past, mixed with modern elements, to create a contemporary version of the 2998. The Lance-shaped hands (Omega calls them “Alpha-shaped”) for the hours, minutes, and all three subdials, are from the original. Straight-lugs (versus twisted-lugs) also pay homage to the past model. Just as seen on the re-edition Speedmaster from 2013. Not to mention, there are no crown guards – another nod to the past models. A few more noteworthy retro features are the “lollipop” seconds hand, and the “BASE 1000” writing on the bezel. Having said that, the bezel is made of ceramic, unlike previous models that featured a black insert. Surely appealing to collector

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Baselworld 2016: Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph

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Ahead of Baselworld 2016, Omega has previewed their new Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer, which is distinguished by a sun-brushed blue dial with moonphase indication, and powered by a new METAS-certified manufacture movement. Omega Master Co-axial Chronometer caliber 9904 beats at 4Hz (28,800 vph) and is made up of over 368 components. Technically speaking, two barrels, mounted in series, offer a 60-hour maximum power reserve. The automatic winding is done in both directions, which results in faster replenishment of the power reserve. The movement is METAS-certified, and so as per the prerequisites, it is resistant to magnetic interference to 15,000 Gauss. Additional specifications include a column wheel actuated chronograph, Silicon “Si14” balance spring, Omega free sprung-balance, Co-Axial Escapement, NIVACHOC, rhodium-plated rotor and bridges, Geneva waves in arabesque, and blackened screws, blackened barrels, and blackened balance wheel. Functions include a moonphase

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Introducing the Omega Seamaster 300 "Spectre" Limited Edition

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Daniel Craig will wear the Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition in the next James Bond film SPECTRE that comes out November 6th, 2015. And yes, you will be able to buy the exact watch that he wears in the movie. It will be available in a 7007-piece limited edition starting in September. The Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre comes in the same 41 mm diameter case and has the same caliber 8400 Master Co-Axial movement. What is different is the 0-60 dive scale has been replaced with a 0-12 scale on the ceramic bezel, which some commenters have rumored was done as part of the plot of the movie. I guess we will have to wait to see if that holds true. In addition, the Arabic numeral at 12 has been removed and the Omega logo has been moved up

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Introducing The Omega Globemaster

Jason Pitsch

Last month at Baselworld, Omega debuted an all new timepiece collection called the Globemaster. The design is inspired by an Omega Constellation watch from 1952. At first glance, one cannot mistake the strong resemblance to the Rolex Datejust or Day-Date lines. However, after closer inspection, there are a few details that distinguish it from the aforementioned Rolexes. Namely, the pie-pan dial, and the Master Co-Axial movement. The Globemaster is available in four case materials: stainless steel, SEDNA gold (Omega’s proprietary gold alloy), platinum or bi-metallic (two-tone). The case measures 39 mm in diameter and features primarily brushed surfaces, with chamfered and polished case edges on the flanks and lugs, both front and back. The bezel and crown are fluted and polished. Notably, the bezel on the steel model is made of tungsten carbide which is much harder than steel. Powering

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The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 "Solar Impulse"

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Omega plans to debut a new limited edition of their X-33 Skywalker analog-digital Speedmaster watch at Baselworld next month. The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse limited edition has been developed in conjunction with the Solar Impulse airplane/project, which according to their website “is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.” The original Solar Impulse prototype has already achieved 8 world records, and next, the Solar Impulse 2 and its pilots will attempt the “First Round-The-World Solar Flight.” The Si2 will take-off from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirate, in late February or early March and return by late July or early August 2015. The sun is capable of powering virtually everything that currently runs on electricity or fossil fuels, but in a clean way,

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Omega James Bond "Spectre" Wristwatch

The upcoming James Bond “Spectre” movie will be in theaters November 15th, and for the 24th installment, Bond will be again wearing an Omega (or more than one like in “Skyfall”). To celebrate the partnership Omega has created a special edition Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial timepiece with a guilloche pattern showing Bond’s family coat arms on the dial, as well as the same coat of arms on the tip of the central second hand. Additionally, the rotor is shaped like the inside of a gun barrel and the dial has “>15’007 GAUSS” printed on the dial in yellow. The watch, powered by caliber 8507 (which is a caliber 8508 with the special Bond rotor), features Master Co-Axial technology, which means it utilizes the entire silicon assortment (hairspring, escapement and balance wheel). Merely calling it an anti-magnetic watch would

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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11, which put the first astronauts on the moon, Omega created a special timepiece inspired by the original moon watch that was supplied by Omega and worn on that mission. Today’s date is significant because 45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Be that as it may, technically, it was Monday (July 21, 1969) that Buzz Aldrin first stepped onto the moon wearing the Speedmaster Professional — making it the first watch worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong, who stepped foot on the moon first, left his watch in the Lunar Module as a backup because the LM’s electronic timing module had failed. The Limited Edition Speedmaster you see here is powered by a manually wound caliber 1861, based on the caliber 321 which powered the original watch

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Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

This year at Baselworld Omega released a modern version of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The original Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound caliber 861, whereas the new model is powered by Co-Axial caliber 3330, a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph mechanism.

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REVIEW: Omega Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon"

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Overview Crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide (ZrO2), the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” is the most visually aggressive and technologically sophisticated chronograph Omega has ever produced. Its epic name, refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that always faces away from Earth, also called the “far side of the moon.”

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