Omega: a Seamaster Planet Ocean linking the ceramic with the Liquidmetal

 Omega, the brand 'lighthouse' of the Swatch Group has unveiled one of its latest creations... The Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal ® Limited Edition, the first watch in the world to join the Liquidmetal ® ceramic... Explanations.

Omega: a Seamaster Planet Ocean linking the ceramic with the Liquidmetal

The Swatch Group researchers have worked closely with the development team produces the brand Omega to create a diver bezel Black ceramic on which contrast chips silver numbers and scaling Liquidmetal ® alloy.

The color of the bezel fits also perfectly to that dial ceramic him also. This result was made possible by the development of several that innovative as current processes...

Liquidmetal ®: smooth blends and a remarkable hardness

Liquidmetal ® is an amorphous metal alloy, defined by a disorderly and non-crystalline atomic structure. Its melting temperature is half lower than that of conventional alloys based on titanium and Replica Watches, once cooled, its hardness is three times higher than that of stainless steel. Its amorphous structure also allows it to bind perfectly to the ceramic bezel.

The Liquidmetal ® is a solid metal glass consisting of five elements: zirconium, titanium, copper, nickel and beryllium. Thanks to its low critical cooling speed, a solid metallic glass can be formed in a structure whose thickness can reach more than a tenth of a millimetre.

Omega: a Seamaster Planet Ocean linking the ceramic with the Liquidmetal

Zirconium is an important constituent, both of the Liquidmetal ® alloy of the ceramic material, composed here of zirconium (ZrO2).

Thanks to the hardness of its two components, the perfectly smooth bezel becomes particularly resistant to scratches and corrosion.

The union of ceramics and Liquidmetal ® at Omega

Component ceramic rings bezel are first formed, and then the numbers and fine lines composing the timer scale are engraved and polished.

The heated Liquidmetal ® alloy is then pressed inside the cavities of ceramic rings and the surplus is carefully removed. Liquidmetal ® can be cast at lower temperatures that those necessary for Rolex Replica metals commonly used in watchmaking so that this process does not damage the ceramic.

Numbers and scaling Liquidmetal ® are finally satin. Because the ceramic is a harder material that alloy, this step can be done even on the finest details without damaging the bezel. Numbers and the scale finally appear in a contrast that contrasts with the shiny background ceramic.

The housing and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Liquidmetal ® Limited Edition bracelet are stainless steel. Finally, it should be noted that at the heart of this timepiece is the Omega 2500 co-axial calibre.

This first world is launched in an edition limited to 1948 pieces paying tribute to the year of the launch by its famous line of watches Seamaster Omega.

Swiss watchmaker Omega (Swatch Group) has created a Watch called 'Hour Vision Blue' to support the Organization Orbis International in its fight against blindness is preventable. The Ambassador of the brand, the actor Daniel Craig, works in close collaboration with the brand on this project.

Hour Vision Blue: Omega and Daniel Craig support Orbis mission that fights against blindness

The Hour Vision Blue of Omega wristwatch is a special edition of the famous Hour Vision model. Its transparent inner housing to 360 ° is entrenched in a strong outer case 41 mm steel.

It is equipped with co-axial calibre 8500 Omega. This automatic winding watch incorporates a chronometer officially certified testifying of its accuracy and performance.

Thanks to its exhaust co-axial three levels, the hour hand can be adjusted independently of needles of the minutes and seconds: «an ideal asset for travelers who must regularly change zone» underlines the release.

Also note, that it is possible to observe the co-axial movement across the polished and screwed Sapphire caseback. This timepiece is enhanced with a sunbrushed blue, designed to echo its name: Hour Vision Blue.

Needles of the hours, minutes and seconds are faceted in 18 carat white gold and the window for the date is placed at 3 o'clock. The Hour Vision Blue Watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres). It is mounted on a black leather strap.

Omega and Orbis International

Swiss watchmaker made a promise to donate over one million dollars over four years to Orbis International, an organization that has conducted programs in 88 countries, has trained 2


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