Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue: Malaysia Price And Review

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue

After last year’s popular full ceramic “Deep Black” collection, Omega is diving deeper into the art of ceramic watchmaking by fashioning a beautiful blue beast out of single block of pristine blue ceramic.

At a whopping 45.5mm across and about 17mm in height, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue might be a little hunky for some. But despite its bulky appearance, you’d be delighted to know it’s actually quite light on the wrist. This is likely due to both the case and dial being made from pigmented zirconium oxide powder that’s sintered into an ultra-hard ceramic, then machined with diamond tools and plasma-treated, resulting in it being six times harder than steel but also being much lighter as well. Plus, it never gets scratches, discolours, nor fades.

With orange accents complementing the overall navy hue, this watch is definitely not subtle. Featuring an orange GMT track, the watch is further enhanced by its 18K white gold broad arrow hands for the hours and minutes, a pointed seconds hand with an orange tip, and a long orange arrow hand for the GMT function.  The crown is positioned at three o'clock, while at 10 o'clock you get a helium escape valve.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue

Flipping to the reverse side, you’ll see the movement that drives this timepiece—Omega's Master Chronometer Calibre 8906, a METAS-certified automatic movement resistant up to 15,000 gauss. The movement is visible via an open caseback fitted with the patented Naiad locking system that allows for all the inscriptions to be oriented correctly.

It also features a blue rubber strap with orange contrast stitching and edges, while the underside is woven in a wave pattern that clearly reflects the watch’s marine theme. Omega’s resolve to continue integrating ceramic into their watches is definitely a welcome affair. From the 2013 Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ that was one of the biggest hits of Baselworld, and subsequent chronographs in different combinations of coloured ceramic, Omega has been hard at work incorporating the material into their dials, cases and pushers.

With its considerable size and loud colours, this is definitely not for those looking to keep their timepiece under the radar. You’ll want to flex it and show it off, for sure. And when it’s such an eye-catching ticker, you have every excuse to.

 Case

45.5mm, blue ceramic

 Dial

Blue ceramic

 Movement

Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8906

 Strap

Blue rubber strap with orange contrast stitching and blue ceramic foldover clasp

 Functions

Hours, minutes, date, 24-hour GMT, anti-magnetic

 Power  Reserve

60 hours

 Price

RM44,600

Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.