This to eight pieces limited Seamaster celebrates the debut of a world premier technology that allows for the setting of diamonds on hard bodies such as ceramic and sapphire.
The complex and delicate process begins with the engraving on a hard body using a special 5-axis laser that ensures the precision and the shape of the cavities. An exclusive 850-platinum Liquidmetal alloy is used to fill the openings and the excess is removed before polishing the piece. Diamonds are then set into the Pt850 Liquidmetal alloy using the traditional diamond-setting technique. The result is an unlikely pairing of a hard body and diamonds.
The innovation is introduced in a Seamaster Planet Ocean in 43.50 mm being produced in an initial edition limited to only eight pieces. Its brushed and polished case is crafted from 950-grade platinum with a bi-directional 24-hour GMT rotating bezel. The slant edges of the case are fully paved with 69 trapezoidal baguette-cut diamonds; the polished black ceramic bezel is accentuated by twelve trapezoidal baguettes in the GMT scale and a full-cut diamond in the triangle at 24 o’clock. Together with the 31-full-cut-diamond-set Omega logo on the sapphire case back, this Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum has 113 diamonds with a combined weight 2.69 carats.
Beneath the anti-reflective domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is the polished black ceramic dial with 18 carat white gold indexes, numerals and hands. The Omega Co-Axial calibre 8615, fitted with a Si14 silicon balance spring, powers the watch and offers the useful GMT complication that allows the wearer to keep track of the time in another time zone.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum is water resistant to 60 bar (600 meters / 2000 feet) and is presented on an integrated black leather strap with platinum stitching and a 950-grade platinum fold over clasp. A black rubber strap is also delivered with the watch along with a special tool to change straps. This timepiece is delivered with a full four-year warranty.