By TLex OMEGA have launched two Limited Edition Seamaster Planet Ocean divers in celebration of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to be held in February, 2014, in the Russian Federation city of Sochi.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 'Sochi 2014' watches have been created in both ladies' and mens' versions, each in an edition of 2,014 pieces. The ladies version measures 37.5mm, apart form its size and color it has the same basic spec. as the mens' version . . .
The mens' diver has a 45.5 mm brushed and polished Stainless steel case with matching bracelet. Its uni-directional rotational divers bezel is fitted with a matte black ceramic inlay with a chromium nitride dive-time scale. As a tribute to the colors of the Russian Federation flag, minutes 1 through 5 have been lacquered in blue and minutes 6 through 10 have been lacquered in red.
The watch has a brushed screw-down caseback embossed with the 'Sochi 2014' Olympic logo and engraved with 'Si14' and its LE number of 2014. There's a manual Helium escape valve located at 10 o'clock on the case.
The applied indexes on the matte black dial and the polished, faceted rhodium-plated hands are coated with white BGW9 SuperLumiNova, which emits blue light. The minute hand emits a green light, as does the 12hr bezel pip on the divers bezel. Making it easy for divers to keep track of their time at a glance. The watch has central hour, minute and seconds hands and there is a date window at 3 o'clock.
The watch is powered by an OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 8500. The movement is equipped with the Omega's exclusive Si14 silicon balance spring making, which is anti-magnetic and particularly resistant to shock and external disturbance. It so reliable that Omega offer it with a full four-year warranty. The watch has water-resistance of 60 bar / 600 meters / 2000 feet.