For quite some time it was rumored about the new GMT Diver model from Omega, practically successor of already old model 2535.80, among fans known as “Bond GMT”. Logically speaking, it was obvious that the Planet Ocean, Seamaster current flagship model of the series get the honor, and this is exactly what happened.
If you by any chance have already met with senior or current Planet Ocean models, then it will not be any mystery to you. Housing design, excellent metallic strap and folding clasp, ceramic lunette, the characteristic “Seamaster” needles taken from a vintage diving models … everything is more or less known.
With a considerable amount of orange (the tympanum indicators, dials, hands peaks), the only addition is the GMT hand specific dimensions that are used to monitor the secondary time zone. Pointer is 24 hours, which means you can track it via the AM / PM time. In addition, the handle is completely orange, so it is very difficult for you to replace another pointer on the dial. Some ideas are taken from the Rolex Explorer II.
Omega Planet Ocean models come in two sizes from 42mm and 45.5mm. The new GMT is just in the middle, more accurately, with their 43.5 mm complements hole in the collection, which is a great decision by Omega. The difference between 42mm and 45.5 mm on paper is very small, but the principle is drastically high, which is a problem for some customers. Dimensions of 43.5 is almost optimal, and will certainly have a positive impact on the popularity of the new model.
The mechanism of the new GMT model is based on in-house caliber 8500 with power reserve 60h and silicon pallet. The watch is available with metal and blue rubber strap. Details about the price are not yet known.