Baselworld 2012: Presenting the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ceragold, another exciting new Omega for 2012 (though nothing like the flashy Speedmaster Racing watch, or the First OMEGA In Space). Indeed, 2012 seems a year for innovation in materials — as with Hublot’s new and proprietary “magic gold” (did you see the Big Bang Ferrari yet?!), OMEGA has created a new material that premiers in the new Seamaster Planet Ocean, Ceragold. Though to be clear, this material is only represented in the bezel of the new PO (somewhat similarly to the PO Liquidmetal from a couple years back) — so perhaps there is a bit of hype in all this, but still a beautiful watch nonetheless. The polished black zirconium-based ceramic bezel which offers a stark, dramatic contrast to the Ceragold diving scale set within. The co-axial Calibe 9301 movement is equipped with a silicon balance spring and like all Planet Oceans, the watch comes with a full four-year warranty. An all-white “St. Moritz” edition of this watch, in 42mm case, is also presented (I will show you later).
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5 mm Chronograph Ceragold
45.5mm red gold case, auto-mechanical OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9301 (red rotor, blackened barrel, balance spring, screws), black leather strap with red gold foldover clasp