Many of you know Planet Ocean, which is a classic series of Omega, however, few people know this 1948 watch. So, what secret hidden in this Planet Ocean Liquidmetal that was only limited to 1948 pieces? And how about its replica? In this article, I will give a detailed introduction. Whether you are interested in genuine Planet Ocean Liquidmetal 1948 or this replica, this article will help you a lot.
The protype of Omega Planet Ocean is Omega Marine, which is the first diver’s watch of Omega, it is also the first diving watch in the world, at that time, Marine was under Constellation series of Omega. However, the Seamaster we love more firstly appeared in 1948, so Seamaster has a rich history that was almost 68 years.
The watch I am going to introduce here was published by Omega in 2009, it is limited to 1948 pieces and also the first watch uses Liquidmetal as bezel material. And for the next a few years, Omega neve used Liquidmetal as bezel material. Until the appearance of 126.96.36.199.03.001, Omega started to produce liquidmetal watches in a large quantity.
Below are all components this watch will use. The three-piece case construction contains case, back and soft iron anti-magnetic cover.
About the case details, its water resistance design is the thing we all concern very much. The crown tube and gasket on case back, certainly the helium valve is not working. But the replica is 150 meters waterproof at least. You can wear it when swimming and diving.
Bezel and Crystal
Liquidmetal was developed by Swatch and Omega together, it is a special ceramic material, its texture is really like ceramic, but it is a firm and solid combined material, which is now also used in this replica.
Because Liquidmetal 1948 is a early product of Omega, it used a double sided ar coating on crystal, please check the ar coating on the replica crystal carefully, its effect is absolutely the same as genuine.
Back and Soft-iron Antimagnetic Technology
Besides the Liquidmetal bezel feature, this Planet Ocean 600M Liquidmetal 1948 is also the last model in Planet Ocean 600M series that uses solid case back, because along with the appearance of beautiful Omega Cal.8500 movement, Omega does not need to hide its original movement. So, this Liquidmetal 1948 is the last one to use soft-iron antimagnetic technology.
The replica is equipped with a genuine Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement.
Dial, Hands and Lume
The replica uses zirconium dioxide as dial material, Rolex often uses this material on its Submariner models. The dial that uses this material is firm and highly corrosion resistant. But you need to be very careful when installing the dial because such type of dial will easily get scratched by other metal. About the lume, the replica uses SuperLume material, previous Planet Ocean emits green light from its dial, while this Liquidmetal is closer to genuine, the dial lume is blue.
Featuring diver’s extension and correct engravings, these are all standard characteristics of high end Planet Ocean Liquidmetal replicas.
This is the overall review of replica Omega Planet Ocean Liquidmetal 1948, in the future, I will tell you more brand watches’ history through introducing replica watches, to let you guys understand them better. Thanks for taking your time to read.