OMEGA Introduces its First METAS-Certified Master Chronograph

Last year’s OMEGA Globemaster will forever hold a special distinction: the first-ever timepiece to be certified by the insane eight-step METAS (the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology) process — the certification tests of which appear below. Now the Swiss watchmaker is back with its first-ever METAS-certified master chronograph: the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm. Ditching the Seamaster’s original coaxial caliber 9300 movement in favor of the brand new automatic coaxial chronometer caliber 9901/9900, this Seamaster features the likes of a helium escape valve (for saturation diving), water resistance of up to 2,000 feet, and a 60-hour power reserve.

Pictured above in Sedna gold and stainless steel with a blue ceramic bezel, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm is available now for CHF 14,500 (approximately $14,862 USD).