The second generation of the Planet Ocean 600M is more of an evolution of this popular collection than a redesign. In addition to the standard 42 mm and 45.5 mm cases, OMEGA did add a 37.5 mm case; however, the omega replica watch also received some slight aesthetic updates, most notably the appearance of a ceramic and liquid metal bezel for the first time. OMEGA has also revised the indexes and hour-markers, as well as the logo, to make them larger and more visible. One of the main differences on the dial is the upgraded “Seamaster” name, which now appears in orange instead of the white of the first generation.
With this in mind, the biggest upgrade accompanying the second generation is the new internal 8500 movement. To the excitement of collectors, this new movement features a silicon escapement and hairspring, as well as two new mainsprings, which together provide a 60-hour power reserve. OMEGA has also equipped the caliber 8500 with a DLC-coated barrel shaft to reduce friction and a new, more aesthetically pleasing rotor. It is also crucial to note that instead of the traditional tasseled date, the new Cal. 8500 movement features a jumping hour. The 8500 caliber has a jumping hour hand that jumps quickly forward or backward in one-hour increments to facilitate time zone changes.
The second generation of Planet Ocean watches is also beloved for welcoming models such as the GMT in 2013, including the GMT for the GoodPlanet Foundation, and the Planet Ocean for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 2014 also saw Omega finally able to create an orange ceramic bezel for the Planet Ocean GMT, which marked the the first time the brand was able to obtain this difficult color from this new, highly resilient material.
Nowadays, the Planet Ocean 600M is available in dozens of iterations, including durable stainless steel and titanium, as well as rose gold, stainless steel, white gold and rose gold, among others. Collectors also love the variations on the bezel, with OMEGA combining the now-standard Liquidmetal ceramic with vulcanized rubber. This has allowed the Swiss fake watch brand to develop an awesome, vibrant orange color that isn’t too shiny and looks perfect against the ceramic bezel. There are some beautiful combinations such as black and orange or gray and orange. There’s also the beloved blue ceramic bezel, which looks especially good on the 18k Sedna rose gold Planet Ocean 600M model.
Collectors also love the strap options on the third generation Planet Ocean 600M. Their rubber straps have always been notoriously comfortable to wear and have always been a fan favorite. In their more advanced versions, you’ll find metal straps as well as leather straps, such as the blue alligator strap on the Planet Ocean 600M with white gold diamond trim.