First Look…Baselworld 2013 preview…
Here’s your first look at a great looking new piece from Omega, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT. A perfect addition to the Planet Ocean lineup. As you can see from the bezel and dial it is a GMT watch, though the as noted by Omega this piece will carry the GoodPlanet name, an ocean conservation group that Omega has worked with since 2011. The watch has a 43.5mm steel case with ceramic bezel, 600 m water resistance, made with the Omega co-axial caliber 8605 with Silicon balance spring, and available on bracelet and rubber strap.
The new Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT features a blue lacquered dial with orange accents, including the orange center-set GMT hand.
bright orange GMT scale on the bezel ring, which is made of ZrO2 ceramic
Now if I had to guess this first new piece will be produced with the GoodPlanet name on it, with a production model of the GMT to be unveiled later this month in Basel. Whatever the case, this is undoubtedly a watch that will be well received by Omega fans. Not to mention a more than worthy alternative (i.e. head-to-head competitor) to the Rolex Explorer II orange hand (Ref 216570) which debuted in 2011.