Taking things to the unusable, impossible-to-experience extremes has, for the last few decades, been a permanent desire in watchmaking, and especially in its luxury niche. What makes the new Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep Replica stand out is that it is one of the most comfortable and least conspicuous four-mile divers ever made.
Crafted from the rather oddly named O-MEGASTEEL (in all caps) or titanium, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 6000M Ultra Deep measures a large, but by no means extraordinary, 45.5mm in diameter. It is 18.2mm-thick, and it weighs 170 grams, but the Cheap Omega Replica wobble-free fit courtesy of the vast, flat caseback and the precisely integrated rubber strap eliminates the difference between this and a regular 45.5mm diver — or, say, a 47mm Panerai. It even looks almost OK on my narrow 6.75″ wrist.
The flat caseback that so neatly lines up against the wrist features a grade 5 titanium medallion with a laser-engraved Sonar emblem and the Omega Seahorse at its center. Underneath it lives the Omega Replica Watches Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912, a COSC-certified movement found in some other Omega dive watches with 60 hours of power reserve, capable of resisting magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.
This titanium version (reference 18.104.22.168.01.001) also has a brushed matte bezel and a grained, equally matte dial in contrast to the glossy ceramic bezel and lacquered dial found on the steel versions. The applied hour markers remain and legibility is virtually identical between the two, so picking one over the other will likely be down to one’s personal preference of not just the dial and bezel differences, but between the lug structures, as well.
On the beautifully crafted steel bracelet that impresses with the wide, polished edge on its outer links, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 6000M Ultra Deep Replica weighs a whopping 254 grams, although that measurement is certainly taken with every chunky link still in place. That said, it is this weapons-grade heft that remains the only tangible hint at the watch’s immense diving capability, and this leads us to the issue at the core of this extreme diver.
The Ploprof is at one extreme when it comes to communicating one’s affection for purpose-built, go-anywhere The Best Dive Replica Watches— but the Seamaster Ultra Deep is arguably at the other. It is not without its purpose, though, as the Seamaster Ultra Deep is destined to function more as a tool to convey Omega’s legitimacy than as a tool to aid saturation divers, effectively helping to sell more Seamaster 300M’s by communicating Omega’s expertise in the field of dive watches. And that is, of course, all good.
Better still, if all you ever wanted was an Omega dive watch with even more bragging rights than the Seamaster 300M or Planet Ocean 600M 1:1 Replica Watches — 20 and 10 times as much, respectively — but did not want to sacrifice much of the wearing comfort of those two established model lines, you are in luck: The Seamaster Ultra Deep is probably what you have been waiting for.