Omega Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer NWW 1961
Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer
Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer model reference 23230462101002. In mint condition with minor marks to the clasp. They can be polished out but it is in original and unpolished condition. Comes complete with special large wooden box with papers and warranty card. It was originally purchased in 2017. This is the second generation Planet Ocean with the updated caliber 8500 movement. It was with Omega’s maritime legacy in mind that the brand launched its Planet Ocean line in 2005. The stylish Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M pays homage to Omega‘s dive watch heritage.
This model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. The orange unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 45.5 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is water resistant to 600 metres / 2000 feet / 60 bar, and has a helium-escape valve. The Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500 at the heart of this certified chronometer timepiece can be seen through the transparent caseback.
Calibre: Omega 8500
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Free
sprung-balance, 2 barrels mounted in series, automatic
winding in both directions. Bridges and the oscillating mass
are decorated with exclusive Geneva waves in arabesque.
Power reserve: 60 hours
Si14 silicon balance spring
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment on both sides
60 bar (600 metres / 2000 feet)
Helium escape valve
Transparent case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel
WATCH CASE & DIAL
Case Diameter: 45.5 mm
Dial Colour: Black
Additional Product Details
Omega Watches. Founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He travelled throughout Europe selling his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt's death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the unsatisfactory assembly workshop system in favour of in-house manufacturing and total production control. Due to the greater supply of manpower, communications and energy in Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880, then bought the entire building in December. Two years later the company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen district of Bienne, where headquarters are still situated today. Their first series-produced calibres, Labrador and Gurzelen, as well as, the famous Omega calibre of 1894, would ensure the brand's marketing success. Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt both died in 1903, leaving one of Switzerland's largest watch companies - with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people - in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24. Considered to be the great architect and builder of OMEGA, Paul-Emile's influence would be felt over the next half-century. The economic difficulties brought on by the First World War would lead him to work actively from 1925 toward the union of OMEGA and Tissot, then to their merger in 1930 within the group SSIH, Geneva. Under his leadership, then that of Joseph Reiser beginning in 1955, the SSIH Group continued to grow and multiply, absorbing or creating some fifty companies. By the seventies, SSIH had become Switzerland's number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world. Weakened by the severe monetary crisis and recession of 1975 to 1980, SSIH was bailed out by the banks in 1981. Switzerland's other watchmaking giant ASUAG, principal producer of movement blanks and owner of the Longines, Rado and Swatch brands, was saved in similar fashion one year later. After drastic financial cleansing and a restructuring of the two groups' R&D and production operations at the ETA complex in Granges, the two giants merged in 1983 to form the Holding ASUAG-SSIH. In 1985 the holding company was taken over by a group of private investors under the strategy and leadership of Nicolas Hayek. Immediately renamed SMH, Société suisse de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie, the new group achieved rapid growth and success to become today's top watch producer in the world. Named Swatch Group in 1998, it now includes Blancpain and Breguet. Dynamic and flourishing, OMEGA remains one of its most prestigious flagship brands