Adventure Time

While Omega is known for being the watch worn by U.S. astronauts and James Bond, happily, they have a new model for the rest of us for whom a trip on the 836 is the high point of our outings.
Words by Bill Lindsey | December 27, 2019 | Luxury

In their brand new Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”, Omega has created a watch that is ready for an adventure on, under or above the sea, while traversing multiple time zones. The Big Blue combines the practicality of a dive watch with a rotating bezel to measure elapsed time as well as a second hour hand to keep track of an additional time zone, with aesthetics that would appeal to all, save any die-hard Gater haters. The orange and blue dial, GMT hand and strap are eye-catchingly handsome and slyly understated. Turning the watch over, the Omega Caliber 8906 works housed in the zirconium dioxide ceramic case can be viewed in motion thanks to the clear crystal held in place by a Naiad locking system with helium to allow use at depths of 2,000 feet. Overkill for the hot tub? Perhaps, but it is refreshing to know the watch can withstand any abuse thrown its way;