Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT / Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT

In the first place, in 2013 Omega introduced the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT, the first Seamaster Planet Ocean with a second time zone.

As a matter of fact, eight years passed after Omega introduced its New Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection.

As described by many yet, this one could be the perfect traveler watch as it possess the additional function of the second time zone – obviously a feature that comes in handy while we are travelling.

In the same time, Omega introduced also into this watch the Master Co-Axial Movement, with its marvelous anti-magnetic properties, too highlight for sure its new nice design.

Nevertheless, Omega Planet Ocean 600M GMT it is a good-looking watch.

Let’s talk a little bit about its features: 

The case

With its large 43.5 mm diameter and its 17.04 mm case thickness, this watch can be considered a little pretty hefty comparing with a normal watch.

Comparatively with the last versions, its case thickness has been reduced from 17.25 mm on the old Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT, to 17.04 mm on the new model.

At the same time, Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT comes with a different size:

First is the 43.5 mm case model; 

Then its followed by the two Planet Ocean models with their 42 mm or 45.5 mm cases;

and of course by the new edition with a Co-Axial Movement which comes with its 43.5 mm case.

The watch has most of the diving watch features, such as a helium escape valve (a feature useful only for professional divers).

It comes also with a 600 m water resistance, with screw-down crown and the diver extension with its bracelet.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT Case / Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

But the bezel is bi-directional, so that it’s easier to adjust for use with the 24-hour GMT hand. This black & white bezel features numerals and scaling in contrasting colours. The bezel is made in ceramic ZrO2.

We, also should take into consideration that a diver’s watch always has a uni-directional rotating bezel to ensure that the diver can never accidentally decrease the displayed dive time.

Thus, this watch bezel is marked with a 24-hour scale instead of the 60-minute scale that you would need to see elapsed dive time.

Hence, this watch its not a 100% diver’s watch, even though it’s water-resistant to 600 meters and has a helium escape valve.

The point often overlooked is that Omega have removed the word “Professional” from the dial.

 

The Movement 

In fact, another big novelty about this new Seamster Planet Ocean GMT is not about cosmetic, but about its inside.  This escapement, used in the Master Co-Axial movements, were first introduced in early 2013. But the 2014 watches, from the same collection, comes also with these movements.

“Under the hood” this watch is powered by the self-winding (automatic) Omega calibre 8906 movement.

This movement runs at 25,200 vibrations per hour (3.5 Hertz) and provides a power reserve up to 60 hours.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT / Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT Movement 8906/ Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

As an example, most modern watch movements runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

But there are some timepieces which run at a higher speed of 36,000 and some at a lower speed of 18,000 or 21,600 vibrations per hour.

The Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8906 runs at a frequency of 25’200 vph (3.5Hz) and according to Omega this is the best speed for its co-axial movement.

Furthermore, the movement features also an Omega’s Si14 silicon balance spring that improves resistance to shock and magnetism and thus to sustained reliability.

Not to mention, that this movement also features Omegas Co-Axial Escapement.

This escapement, contributes to its greater precision, stability & durability.

The Co-Axial escapement has less friction and also reduces the necessity of lubrication thus its reducing the time intervals required between servicing.

Moreover, it is COSC certified, guaranteeing a precision of max deviation -4/+6 seconds per day.

This watch its also METAS certified, which tests any watch for eight parameters including resistance to magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss and a precision of max deviation 0/+5 seconds per day.

METAS Master Chronometer certification is an independent and external certification organism, open to all watch manufacturers not just Omega.

For more information about how a co-axial escapement actually is and works, you can follow this link: OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9301: How it works

Another key point, these movements are completely anti-magnetic.

The Anti-magnetic feature: resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.

Additionally, it is measuring the performance of the watch in daily wearing conditions.

The process also ensures that the watch and its movement function properly when exposed to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

This movement also features an Omega’s Si14 silicon balance spring that improves resistance to shock and magnetism and thus to sustained reliability.

Correspondingly, the movement features an Omegas Co-Axial Escapement too, which contributes to its greater precision, stability & durability.

And that’s because the Co-Axial escapement has less friction and reduces the necessity of lubrication thus reducing the time intervals required between servicing.

The movement can be seen through the watch Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Case Back.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT Case Back / Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

The Dial

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer GMT / Model # 215.33.44.22.01.001 / 21533442201001

This watch comes with a high gloss black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, with [ZrO2] engraved on the dial directly below the center hands.

Moreover, the dial possesses an applied polished index hour with luminous fill (blue colored emission).

It also has applied polished 6, 9 & 12 hour markers and printed minute/seconds track.

In like manner, the dial possesses beautiful polished facetted hands with luminous fill;

The hours and seconds hands are filled with blue colored emission but minute hand with green colored emission.

The Strap

The watch has a black leather strap with a rubber lining, providing a degree of anti-slip during swimming.

7″ – 17.80 cm Adjustable Strap

Deployment Buckle   

 

Price and reference

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT 43.5 mm, reference 215.33.44.22.01.001, costs €7,100, $8,400. Available from August 2016.

For more information follow this link: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial GMT 21533442201001


Special Thanks to The Official Omega WebsiteWatch WikiWatchBase and Wikipedia for all the above information.


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