The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue Ceramic GMT replica watches UK may have one of the most descriptive product names out there – it’s a Planet Ocean that is indeed very big and very blue. And, in truth, it is also quite expensive. Let’s see where your money goes if you get one of these Big, Blue, Beautiful, Expensive things when they become available later in the year.
For lack of a better analogy, I like to look at the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue as a fully spec’ed-out Audi or BMW – it is based on a model range that you can enter at a much lower price point, but this particular specimen has all the latest tech both on the inside and out. While its $10k+ price point very clearly puts it up against some tough competition coming from all sorts of places, there is enough going on here to make me want to review the Seamaster Big Blue soon.
For me, the primary takeaway message I have from this watch after seeing it hands-on at Baselworld 2017 was something along the lines of “I have to see how this blue ceramic fairs in the real world” because, while I have worn ceramic watches before, how this Big Blue watch works on a day-to-day basis is something I want to see for myself. How lastingly interesting, comfortable, quality-exuding, and versatile it is in the mid- to long-run, we’ll only know when Omega starts rolling it out. For now, however, we’ll start on the outside and work our way inwards from there to understand what Omega’s latest and supposedly greatest advancements in case and movement manufacturing can offer.
The most important thing to clarify about the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue Ceramic GMT is a certain dissonance between how it looks in images and how it actually is in the real world – you only need to lift it off the watch tray to see for yourself what I’m about to say. Because blue, especially such a saturated, deep blue, we scarcely see quality, durable materials take on, when seeing it in images alone (particularly in official images such as in our release article here) I found myself prone to associating it with a plasticky look and “feel” – though you really can’t make that conclusion from images alone.
That, however, couldn’t be further from the case. Omega watches are very far from being the lightest in the crowd, and the Big Blue is no exception to that rule, thanks to its massive, solid ceramic case and bezel and its also rather generously proportioned automatic movement. In the hand, even upon first impression, the Big Blue feels not only heavy, but also remarkably solid.
Omega cheap fake watches did something very cool and brought along a five-piece puzzle to show how the case is crafted from a solid block of ceramic along with a number of other production pieces for the bezel and case-back. Unlike the Chanel J12 and nearly all other ceramic-cased watches, Omega’s ceramic-cased watches do not use a steel inner core with a thin and relatively brittle ceramic layer wrapped around it. Instead, the case is solid ceramic through and through.