Omega has just launched a dive watch with the ability to dive to a remarkable 10,928 meters.
That’s the world record-breaking depth Victor Vescovo took his submersible, Limiting Factor into the Mariana Trench. And attached to the sub, was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional.
The world’s first manned expedition to the deepest point in each of the five oceans was the brainchild of adventurer and submersible pilot Victor Vescovo. Above the surface sails the DSSV Pressure Drop, equipped with the highest fidelity full ocean depth sonar.
The action at depth takes place in DSV Limiting Factor, a Triton-built submersible commercially certified by the international maritime authority DNV-GL for extensive, repeated dives to extraordinary depths. On the ocean floor, gathering important scientific data are three “Landers”.
It took imagination, ingenuity and multiple deep dive simulations to get the blend of design, technology, and materials just right, but despite the many challenges, OMEGA succeeded in creating an innovative timepiece that is truly exceptional.
All of the watches were pressure tested at Triton Sub’s facility in Barcelona with the attendance of a DNV-GL surveyor. The chosen maximum pressure is equivalent to the depth of the Mariana Trench, but to be extra sure and to comply with dive watch standards, OMEGA insisted on adding a 25% safety margin, which meant the watches had to perform perfectly at an astonishing 1500 bar / 15,000 meters.
Designed to withstand enormous pressures, OMEGA’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional is packed with full ocean depth technology yet is surprisingly slim and light at less than 28mm. The expedition logo is located at the center of the case back inside concentric circles evoking the Multi-Beam sonar technology used by The Five Deeps Expedition team to map the Ocean Floor. Relevant information including the model, reference number, DNV-GL certification, maximum tested 15,000m depth, and materials are all laser-engraved.
The watch is not available commercially and so, therefore, there is no price.
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