Omega decided to support the Five Deeps expedition, during which the underwater explorer Viktor Veskovo will visit the deepest points of each of the five oceans. In early 2019, the diver successfully sank to the bottom of the Mariana Trench on the deep-sea manned ship DSV Limiting Factor and set a world record. He made a solo dive to a depth of 10,928 meters, which is 12 meters higher than the achievement of the Triest bathyscaphe with a Rolex Deepsea Special on board, installed in 1960. Together with Viktor Veskovo, the super diving watch Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional made a journey into the abyss.
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During the experiment, three watch models were involved: two were located on the robotic arms of the underwater vehicle, and the third - on the Lander data collection unit. “The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional takes the diving watch production technology to a whole new level,” says the head of the watch company, Reinald Eshlimann. The 28 mm case, bezel, case back and crown are made of forged titanium, from which the shell of the Limiting Factor deep-diving apparatus is also made: watch parts were carved from scraps of the bathyscaphe case. Liquidmetal® is used to provide a strong yet flexible connection between the case and the sapphire crystal: an innovative hot assembly process has reduced the thickness of the glass and eliminated the use of polymer seals.
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Omega watches, which are METAS certified, have withstood extreme tests: the declared water resistance of the case reaches 15 thousand meters.>