Omega’s New Seamaster Ultra Deep Dive Watch Works At 20,000 Feet Below Sea Level
The deepest dive watch ever made is finally here.
Undersea adventurer Victor Vescovo set a new world record for the deepest dive ever while sporting the experimental timepiece, taking his submersible Limiting Factor 10,928 meters (just over six miles) below the ocean’s surface into the Mariana Trench.
The newly released production version, dubbed the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep, is capable of withstanding depths up to 6,000 meters, or 20,000 feet. Wired reports that there are seven iterations, all of which boast a necessarily chunky 45.5mm case and a 5mm thick sapphire crystal to handle the pressure.
Six of the watches are made from a corrosion-resistant stainless steel alloy, while the flagship is made from sand-blasted Grade 5 titanium and paired with a striped NATO strap in black and cyan.
The superlative Ultra Deep also features a black dial made of ceramised titanium with cyan numerals, as well as distinctive “Manta” lugs—named for their resemblance to the manta ray’s cephalic lobes—that are left open and integrated into the case body so as to decrease stress points at open death.
All Seamaster Ultra Deeps are marked with a laser-etched medallion depicting an Omega seahorse and a Sonar emblem, as a tribute to Vescovo’s world record drive.
Priced from $11,200 to $12,300, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep is available online.