2011 is the year of Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean. Although this company from Bienne also introduced an interesting new Speedmaster Chronograph (more on that one here), their focus is clearly set to the new line up of Seamaster Planet Ocean watches. The introduction of the Seamaster Planet Ocean on Capri (Italy) in May this year, was more than impressive (click here for a lengthy report with over 100 images) and just a few days ago, Omega released a new version of their iPhone application with a nice feature of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono.
Besides a nice and useful catalogue with Omega watches (divided into Gents and Ladies), news about Omega (watches and events) and videos, there is a simulation of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph. It displays time, has fully functioning pushers and bezel and when you tap ‘case back’ it shows the transparent case back of the watch. If you move your iPhone, the rotor of the caliber 9300 movement will move as well. Very nicely done. Even the silicon balance spring can be seen at work in this simulation.
This iPhone application is free of charge and can be found here. You can also search in the AppStore on your iPhone and use the key word ‘Omega’.
More information: www.omegawatches.com
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more