Omega launched its latest collection of Seamaster Planet Ocean watches last month at an event in the Grand Hyatt Pool House.
Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega vice president, product & customer service, attended the event which featured three presentations to show the craftsmanship that goes into making the “Deep Black” watches.
The Deep Black models embrace materials such as ceramic, rubber, liquidmetal, 18K Sedna gold and Omega Ceragold.
The 45.5 mm case of each Red, Blue, Black or Sedna Gold model is crafted from a single block of ceramic and they come with unidirectional rotating bezels and dials that feature new Arabic numerals.
Each watch also has a Master Chronometer certification and is resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. This certification signifies a high standard of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
Gafencu spoke to Jean-Claude about the new collection and how important the Chinese market is to the watchmaker.