It is not a surprise, given its reputation, that Omega watches are named after the last letter of the Greek alphabet. You can say Omega wants to be the last word in quality Swiss watches and design. Based on the long history of solid Omega watch releases, one can strongly argue that Omega truly lives up to its name. Sure, Rolex has a solid reputation. Sure, Cartier brings a lot of luxury to the table. But when it comes to matching Swiss craftsmanship, quality, and attention to detail to design versatility and attitude, few brands come close to Omega. It is a Swiss watch label for sure but it transcends easy stereotyping or typecasting. Omega watches possess a certain unpredictability that is not only welcome but often well-played and well-executed. Let’s face it, in the world of luxury watches, it is very easy to go over the top. Omega almost always manages to highlight elegance and a cultured confident demeanor in the vast majority of its designs. This is precisely why this Swiss brand will always occupy a special place in the hearts of the most sophisticated Swiss watch fans from all four corners of the globe.
2218.50.00 Seamaster Overview & My Thoughts
When it comes to establishing a theme, the Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph is not shy. This model is all about the sea, its charms, its dangers, its possibilities. Since many of Omega’s well-heeled customer base love sail boats, yachts, and all the luxurious leisure life on the seas can provide, the Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph acts as a superb homage to the sea’s attraction of the affluent and daring set. What makes this model stand out is not so much what it has but what it doesn’t have. It could have easily overplayed its hand and come off as over the top. This is what makes the Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph so wonderful. Its details seem to race to an extreme but manages to stop short and still retain its refined air. This is no small feat since, in the world of luxury watches, the lines between garish, daring, and elegant are often very thin.
2218.50.00 Seamaster Watch Style: Sporty luxury
The Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph’s design shows Omega knows its customers well. Omega’s maritime theme works well because it doesn’t go over the top. It doesn’t come off like it has something to prove. This easy confidence and ‘accept me as I am’ attitude is definitely worthy of respect and is downright attractive.
Movement Type: Swiss Automatic
Considering this model is over $6000, the least you’d expect is that it has an automatic mechanism. Omega definitely doesn’t disappoint on this front. You get a watch that looks like a luxury watch and operates like one too.
2218.50.00 Seamaster Special Features: Water resistant down to a depth of 2000 feet
Sure, the Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph looks like a maritime watch but is it really one? With a water resistance of as low as 2000 feet, we are glad to report that Omega knocks the ball out of the park on the authenticity department. This is a watch for guys who like the sea and all its promise.
If you are sailboat or yacht fan or you would just like a sporty luxury watch that looks great in a wide variety of settings, the Omega Men’s 2218.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph is a good pick. This watch doesn’t slap people across the face and yell ‘Hey! I’m expensive.’ Instead, it lets its small details and features do the talking. A true sports watch with lots of luxury, the Seamaster Planet Ocean watch shows Omega is definitely on the ball when it comes to effective watch designs and attention to their customers’ needs.