Omega knows a few things about building a reliable tool watch and this year the company may have outdone themselves once again with a watch that joined adventurer Victor Vescovo on the deepest dive in history. Vescovo's submersible made its way down the Eastern Pool of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, ultimately reaching a depth of 10,928 m/39,953 ft in a mission that lasted twelve hours.
Accompanying his wrist on the mission was Omega's new Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional, a behemoth of a dive watch that is 28mm thick and is constructed out of Grade 5 titanium. The company was inspired by submersibles for the watch's construction and even used the titanium cutoffs from Vescovo's Triton submersible to build the watch case. To meet the pressure standards required for those depths, Omega took the watch to Triton's testing facilities where the Seamaster was tasked to perform without issue at 15,000 meters.