To support Victor’s daring endeavor, OMEGA has created a Seamaster Planet Ocean watch that raises the standard of underwater timepiece technologies to unprecedented levels.In April / May 2019, the Five Deeps Expedition team entered history. After mapping the ocean floor using the sonar system to find the deepest point of the eastern depression of the Challenger abyss in the Mariana Trench, Victor Vescovo piloted the DSV (Deep Submergence Vehicle) Limiting Factor, the operational submarine capable of reaching the highest depths in the world, leading it to the deepest place on Earth.OMEGA has been manufacturing diving watches since the 1930s, but the creation of a robust timepiece capable of meeting the needs of The Five Deeps Expedition has required an innovative approach and shared commitment.Imagination, genius and numerous diving simulations: these are the ingredients of the perfect formula which, despite countless difficulties, OMEGA has conceived by combining design, technology and materials in a truly exceptional innovative timepiece.Designed to withstand very high pressures, the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional is equipped with technology to fully support the ocean depths, yet its design is thin and light: less than 28 mm. The expedition logo is placed in the center of the caseback, framed by concentric circles reminiscent of the multi-beam scan sonar technology used by the team of The Five Deeps Expedition to map the ocean floor. The watch is engraved with all the most important data, including the model, the reference number, the DNV-GL certification, the depth of 15 000 m to which it has been tested and the materials it is made of.
March 2020 © Mediterranean Yachting Magazine
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