Born in 2005, the Planet Ocean line of dive watches occupies the highest rung of Omega’s marine-oriented Seamaster collection. Accompanied by its forerunners, the Professional and Aqua Terra, the Planet Ocean completes the Seamaster triad and features several elements that make it, by many accounts, the greatest dive watch ever made.
Thanks to a helium-escape valve at the 10 o’clock spot and orange accents, today’s timepiece is immediately recognizable as part of the Planet Ocean cohort. With reference number 2201.51.00, this version features a 42mm polished steel case and orange numerals at the 3,6, and 9 positions. A classy black dial with white bar indices make this a close cousin to another famous Seamaster – the 45.5mm 2900.50.91 that Daniel Craig’s James Bond wore in the 2006 hit, Casino Royale. While that model featured a rubber strap, this one hangs on a gorgeous stainless steel bracelet sized for wrists up to 7.5”. Inside, an Omega Caliber 2500 (a modified ETA 2891-A2) keeps power for up to 48 hours in reserve.