The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Replica(“PO-GMT” for short), is available in the familiar color codes of the Planet Ocean, with a black dial and silver/white markers and hands. Only the tip of the GMT hand and the word “GMT” on the dial are in orange. There’s also a special model with a navy-blue dial and bezel that is created as a tribute to the partnership between Omega and the GoodPlanet Foundation. And that’s the version that we’re looking at today. We received the version on the (very comfortable) blue rubber strap with single folding clasp and enjoyed wearing it. But let’s first start with a tiny bit of history…
Omega Seamaster replica watches have a long history, and through the years we’ve seen quite a few variations. The first model that was introduced in 1948 looked like what we would describe today as a dress replica watch and it wasn’t until 1957 that the Omega Seamaster Replica got the look of what we nowadays consider to be a dive replica watch — a round, stainless steel case with a rotating bezel and a depth rating that allows for more contact with water than washing the dishes or taking a shower. The Seamaster 300 reference 2913 has become a collectible piece and this year Omega introduced a good-looking re-issue of it (see here). Although Omega says the Seamaster 300 was the first in the “Professional” line, the Omega Seamaster 200m, launched in 1988, is the first Seamaster with the word “Professional” printed on the dial. It was the third version with “Professional” on the dial, launched in 1993 and unofficially called the Omega James Bond replica watch, that gave the Seamaster Professional its huge popularity among a much larger audience. Later, Omega added a Seamaster Professional 300m GMT to the collection. Earlier this year, Monochrome contributor Mario wrote about his experience of wearing the newer Seamaster Professional Co-Axial 300m GMT for an entire year.
The design of the Seamaster Planet Ocean, which debuted in 2005, recalls that of the first Seamaster 300 meter models launched in 1957. In 2013, Omega finally introduced a GMT version of the Seamaster PO, and it’s equipped with Omega’s in-house Caliber 8605 with GMT time-zone function. In our review of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chrono, we concluded that its well-known competitor, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, had some serious competition. Now we’re curious to find out whether the Rolex GMT-Master II also gets a true competitor with this Omega Seamaster PO GMT.
Sporty, robust, modern, functional, stylish, elegant — just a few words to describe the new Seamaster PO GMT that I heard from people when I asked them to capture the replica watch in a word (or two). I also feel that all these words are applicable, along with some other words like, for instance, “comfortable.” While the other words to describe the Seamaster PO GMT will depend on the situation, it was comfortable in all situations. While comfort is not a quality that will be readily apparent on the surface, it’s a very important characteristic of this superb-all-around replica watch.
I’ve worn the Seamaster PO GMT with a suit and shirt, with a casual outfit and on the beach. It looked good on every occasion, with every outfit, and felt great on the wrist as well. That was in large part due to the rubber strap. While I’m not the biggest fan of rubber straps (I’d choose the version with steel bracelet) I was a bit amazed by the number of positive comments on how this one looked. The blue dial, orange accents and robust case all got a lot of very positive feedback.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT GoodPlanet Replica(yes, it’s quite a long name) packs a lot of interesting and very handy features. First of all, there’s the nice-sized 43.5-mm stainless steel case that is very nicely finished. There’s the in-house movement with co-axial escapement, there’s the (convenient) 60 hours of power reserve when fully wound and, finally, there’s the very useful GMT function! All these features will be described, but first we need to explain a bit more about the GMT function.
The travelers’ GMT replica watch has an independent, adjustable hour hand, as on the Rolex GMT-Master II and all variations of the Omega Seamaster GMT (including this new Seamaster PO GMT.) This is the perfect replica watch for travelers because they can easily adjust the “local time” that is indicated by the hour, minute, and second hand. When you unscrew the crown and pull it into its first position, you can adjust the hour hand in one-hour increments. The 24-hour GMT hand will not be affected and keeps indicating the correct home-time. The date is connected to the local time, so you have perfect indications for the location where you just landed: the local time, local date, and the 24-hour hand will indicate your home time.