Replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup 188.8.131.52.04.001
The 43.50mm steel case is classical Omega, with twisted lugs and brushed surfaces enlightened by a polished bevel running from one lug to the other. The watch is hefty and toolish in its dimensions, with a 16mm height. Yet, the case is superbly designed with short lugs and fine integration of the strap that allows for a watch that is balanced on the wrist. I
The dial follows the same pattern as the bezel. It is executed in white, polished ceramic and incorporates blue applied indexes and hands, as well as multiple red accents on the Arabic numerals, the minute hand, the ‘Seamaster’ logo and the depth rate. Specific to this America’s Cup edition too are the logo at 6 o’clock and the seconds hand counterweight in the shape of the trophy.
The Movement And Strap
Automatic. Blue rubber strap with a textile-like structure.
Replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, the Seamaster Professional arrived in 1993 and was the watch first used in their second-greatest marketing feat (after the Speedmaster being the “Moon Watch,” of course). Indeed, the Seamaster Professional (SMP) adorned the wrist of Pierce Brosnan’s take on James Bond 007 in 1995’s Goldeneye (the Planet Ocean got this honor over a decade later in 2006’s Casino Royale). After the SMP 300 came the dressier Seamaster Aqua Terra in 2002, with the PO arriving in 2005 as the line’s higher-end sibling and rounding out the collection. Omega created the Planet Ocean to be a modern luxury dive watch that would compete with the “tried and true” comparable offerings like the Rolex Submariner. It’s also worth noting that the Seamaster line overall has always been intended as more of a luxury piece in the body of a solid tool watch rather than a tool watch that eventually found its way on the wrists of well-heeled watch lovers.