Omega is definitely a pioneer in actively exploring diving watches. Omega’s Marine is the world’s first diving watch. In 1932, Omega launched the Marine watch equipped with a sapphire crystal, which could conquer water up to 135 meters deep. Faced with diving problems, Omega has always been tough and positive, actively exploring new materials and coping with the test of extremely high water pressure. In addition to bringing the world’s first sapphire glass diving watch in 1932, Omega also became the first watch brand to use 904L stainless steel in 1971.

In 1968, Omega cooperated with the French COMEX to develop a special diving watch, namely Ploprof (which means professional diver in French). Omega developed two types of prototypes according to the same specifications, and they were internally numbered Ploprof Zero and Ploprof One. The Ploprof that was finally released was the best with its 600-meter waterproof capability, and 600 meters was not the limit of Ploprof. In the final experiment, it could reach the limit of 1,370 meters. waterproof performance. All this is due to Omega’s excellent diving watch structural design, such as the iconic special structure, reinforced structure single case, left screw crown and special safety button at 3 o’clock.

Omega Actively Explores Diving Watches

This famous reinforced structure single case has also become one of Omega’s most representative designs. At that time, Omega pioneered the use of specially formulated 904L stainless steel, Uranus steel, to create this structure. At that time, Omega was interested in the excellent performance of 904L stainless steel, with better yield strength and corrosion resistance, which was more suitable for deep-sea operating environments. Traditional stainless steels such as 304L and 316L are susceptible to chloride stress corrosion cracking under certain conditions. However, chloride stress corrosion cracking resistance increases with increasing nickel and molybdenum content. Therefore, 904L, as a higher performance super austenitic stainless steel, has higher chloride stress corrosion cracking resistance.

In 2019, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep watch set the world’s strongest record for diving watches with a water resistance of 15,000 meters. Omega teamed up with explorer Victor Vescovo to conquer the Mariana Trench, strapping the Seamaster Ultra Deep watch with a waterproof depth of 15,000 meters to the outside of the diving cabin and diving to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. In 2019, 10925 was created. Meter’s world deep diving record, in 2020 the Ultra Deep watch once again set a new world deep diving record of 10,935 meters. More replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watches.

Omega’s special confidential formula of O-MEGASTEEL is prepared through a high-voltage electroslag remelting process and has excellent performance. The Vickers hardness is close to 300, which is about 45% higher than 316L, making it more scratch-resistant and durable. At the same time, O-MEGASTEEL, as a high-nitrogen stainless steel, has extremely strong yield strength, up to 560 MPa, which is twice that of traditional 316L or 904L stainless steel. Better structural strength means that the watch can be thinner and lighter under the same strength requirements, and can easily face the water pressure of 6,000 meters deep sea.

The Omega Planet Ocean 6000-meter deep-sea diving watch is far lighter than other diving watches, solving the long-standing problem of poor wearability of deep-sea diving watches. Thanks to the strong O-MEGASTEEL stainless steel, Omega can To achieve better performance, this gives the Ultra Deep 6000 watch excellent wearability. The Ultra Deep 6000-meter professional diving watch benefits from the excellent structural design of O-MEGASTEEL stainless steel and Omega. It is the leader among diving watches in terms of design, performance and texture.

In 2023, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Omega Seamaster family, Omega once again uses O-MEGASTEEL special stainless steel to present the Ultra Deep 6000-meter professional diving watch with a new Summer Blue style design. At the same time, Omega also replaced the Ploprof 1200 meters with this secret weapon, paying tribute to Ploprof’s first use of 904L stainless steel in the industry 52 years ago. This time, the baton of conquering the sea was passed to O-MEGASTEEL stainless steel.