In June 2019, it was announced that a new record had been set for deep sea diving by the adventurer and explorer Victor Vescovo, who had dived to a depth of 10,928 meters in Mariana Trench as part of the “Five Deeps Expedition” which aimed to find the deepest point in the five oceans. It was mentioned that an Ultra Deep watch of the Omega Sea-master series was also part of the expedition and it had also set a new record for watches being used underwater. Hence those who are interested in purchasing a diving watch from Omega would like to get REVIEW&news of Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep so that they can take decide whether they wish to purchase the watch.
Omega diving watches
Diving watches are different from conventional watches since they have to withstand high pressure and should remain water proof. Omega has a long history of producing watches for diving with the first dive watch Marine manufactured in the year 1932. Since then the Seamaster series of dive watches were first released in the year 1948 and a number of dive watches with improved featured were released. Omega joined the expedition to the deepest point of the ocean and the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep watch in the Sea-master series was created special for this expedition. Only three watches were created and the watch has many features similar to Sea master Planet Ocean 600m.
Comparing Rolex and Omega dive watches
Vescovo’s expedition in the Mariana trench beat the earlier record which was set by the explorer James Cameron with a Rolex Deep Sea challenge watch in 2013 when he reached a depth of 10,916 meters. Divers who like to compare Rolex Deep Sea Special VS Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep should note that the Rolex dive watch is designed to withstand a pressure at a depth of 12,000 meters, and has a thickness of 28.5 mm. On the other hand, the Ultra Deep watch is designed to withstand far more water pressure so that it will continue to function at 15,000 meters underwater, and is thinner at 28 mm.
Omega has enhanced the Planet Ocean series dive watches so that they can withstand the high water pressure. The case is made from Forged 5 grade titanium and the three watches were certified by DNV-GL. To withstand the high pressure, the case has open lugs. Since Omega has used Liquidmetal to bond the crystal in the watch to the case, the watch is only 28 mm thick. The diameter of the water is 58.5 mm thick without considering the crown. The strap of the watch is made from poly-amide with a Velcro closure.The certification details are engraved on the back of the watch. The world record set by the Ultra Deep watches are likely to boost the sale of Planet Ocean Omega dive watches which are very similar.