Omega had been to the moon. Now, it has gone to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Omega was commissioned by the Five Deeps Expedition, the first manned mission to the deepest point in each of the five oceans in the world, for a watch to accompany adventurer Victor Vescovo in the submersible watercraft, Limiting Factor.
Three watches went along on the dive – two strapped on the submersible’s robotic arm and another on a Lander that would move around the bottom of the ocean gathering data. Here's a closer look at how this Seamaster Planet Ocean accomplished this incredible feat.
1. A body made of titanium Grade 5
The case, bezel, caseback and crown are made from leftover titanium grade 5 that used to construct the pressure hull of the Limiting Factor, ensuring the same toughness and resilience of its diving partner.