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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chronograph Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chronograph. That's a mouthful, but then again, we're talking about *a lot* of watch. Omega is a recognized industry leader in the sports watch segment, and the mid-2000s launch of the Planet Ocean line was a key to that success. The Planet Ocean line has been Omega's vehicle for referencing company history. While the Seamaster Aqua Terra is a dress-oriented water resistant watch and the Seamaster Professional remains the platform for contemporary style, the Planet Ocean look is a throwback to the golden age of dive watches. This Planet Ocean 600M Chronograph is a tribute to great Omega Seamaster references of the late 1950s and 1960s. Its broad arrow hands, black/white/orange color pallet, and the font of the dial recall models often seen soaring on the luxury auction circuit. But the size is 21st-century; this 45.5mm watch wears like a burly Hublot or Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, and it positively dwarfs the petit Rolex Submariner. Omega's co-axial 3313 chronograph caliber is an engineering marvel with impeccable pedigree. The basic architecture is based on the famed F. Piguet cal. 1185 chronograph used by Blancpain, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin. From that impressive starting point, Omega adds its George Daniels-designed co-axial escapement. The co-axial is an Omega exclusive, and it remains among the bare handful of alternative escapement technologies available in watches below the six-figure price range. A crisp column wheel function selector, smooth vertical clutch engagement, and a superb 52-hour power reserve round out the talents of this automatic Omega movement. This Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chorograph represents a superb value relative to its eternal rivals in the Rolex range. Available from thewatchbox.com with full Omega factory boxes, manuals, and documentation, this Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M can be seen in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.