Just released this year is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum Liquidmetal Limited Edition. This model represents a major technical innovation for Omega. The Liquidmetal revolution is catching on and consumers are beginning to grasp just how cool this process really is. The Liquidmetal technique allows for the setting of diamonds into materials previously thought unsuitable.
In the very beginning, the practical applications for Liquidmetal extended to making bezels that were composites of ceramic and a special Zirconium alloy which was used because of its very slow rate of cooling. This process starts with a laser able to rotate over 5 axes, which ensures precision cutting of the case to create cavities for the Liquidmetal. Omega uses a totally unique alloy of 850 platinum for the Liquidmetal alloy. The diamonds are then channel set into the case using traditional jewelry techniques. The diamonds used in the case are all trapezoidal baguettes which give this timepiece an iced-out look.
The bezel is made from black ceramic and it features a 24 hour GMT scale with the even markers represented in platinum alloy, while the odd markers use 12 baguette cut diamonds in total. The only exception to this rule is at the 24 position, where the triangular marker carries a single round brilliant diamond. The traditional GMT bezel is bidirectional. The case on the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal Limited Edition is crafted from the most precious metal of all – 950 Platinum. The case isn’t overly big with a diameter of 43.5mm. Diamonds can also be found on the sapphire crystal case back I the shape of Omega’s logo. In all there are 113 diamonds totaling 2.69 carats. It is no wonder that there are only 8 examples of this spectacular watch made worldwide.
As this is a Seamaster Planet Ocean, the water resistance on this watch remains at 600 meters (2000 feet). Powering this timepiece is the Omega Caliber 8615, self-winding mechanical fitted with a Co-Axial escapement. This movement is also fitted with a Si14 silicon balance spring used for its non-magnetic properties.
The dial also uses polished black ceramic and features applied 18kt white gold indexes, Arabic numerals, and hands. The hands are generously coated with lume for nighttime readability. Protecting the dial is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. At the 3 position is the date aperture.
Securing this watch to the wrist is a black leather strap with platinum toned contrast stitching, and a folding clasp made entirely from platinum. A black rubber strap is also provided with purchase and a tool exclusive to Omega to facilitate the strap change. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum Liquidmetal Limited Edition is protected by a 4 year international guarantee.