Omega has begun 2014 with a burst of color following the launch of their new limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic watch. With production limited to as few as eight pieces, the watch stands as proof of the immense complexity involved in creating such a timepiece. This innovative new watch has a brushed, polished 43.50 mm case created with 950-grade platinum. It also features a bi-directional 24-hour GMT rotating bezel ring is made from orange ceramic that boasts a pending patent status. The “Pt950” engraved right above the center hold of the dial refers to the 950 grade platinum used, and it is for the first time the quality element has been used to create the dial, the case and the foldover strap clasp. Additionally, the numerals, divisions and other markings on the bezel have been created from 850 grade platinum. The watch indices themselves are crafted from white gold while the 6-9-12 marks are rendered in orange aluminum. The watch also features an extra central GMT hand that rotates once every 24 hours and can be used alongside the rotating bezel to keep track of other timezones.
The Seamaster features a sapphire crystal back that flaunts the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8615 movement and this little window into the watch is framed by a metal ring proudly announcing the piece to be a Limited Edition World Premiere. And limited it is indeed! Though watch connoisseurs and collectors will scramble to get their hands on this citrus colored timepiece, only 8 lucky ones will ever be able to own it. Buzz surrounding the watch suggests that pricing may be in the vicinity of $65,700, but there has not been any word from Omega on this as yet.