This Omega Seamaster Is the Deepest Diving Watch Ever Made
Omega’s “Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional” lives up to its name.
Omega recently announced that undersea adventurer Victor Vescovo set a new world record for the deepest dive ever, taking his submersible Limiting Factor 10,928 meters (just over six miles) below the ocean’s surface into the Mariana Trench.
But strapped to the outside of the Limiting Factor was an all-new experimental Omega watch, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional, that now apparently holds the world record for deepest dive watch ever.
The incredibly rugged diver clocks in at 28mm thick and is constructed out of Grade 5 titanium.
Omega was inspired by high-tech submersibles for the new Seamaster’s construction, and even used the titanium cutoffs from Vescovo’s Triton sub to build the watch case.
Watch geek site Hodinkee has further background on this remarkable, record-breaking timepiece:
In fact, there were actually three Ultra Deep Professionals on the dive – one on each of the main vessel’s robotic arms and an additional one of a detachable lander vehicle.
This is now the deepest diving watch of all time, taking the record previously held by the bathyscaphe Trieste, its pilots Captain Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard, and the legendary Rolex Deepsea Special.
They reached a depth of 10,916 meters back in 1960, meaning Vescovo and Omega have gone 12 meters deeper.
To learn more, visit Omega.com.