When adventurer Victor Vescovo successfully piloted his submersible Limiting Factor to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in early 2019, the 10,928m dive set a new world record. Along for the ride – and performing perfectly at depth - was OMEGA’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional...
About Five Deeps The world’s first manned expedition to the deepest point in each of the five oceans is the brainchild of adventurer and submersible pilot Victor Vescovo. Above the surface is the good ship DSSV Pressure Drop, equipped with the highest fidelity full ocean depth sonar. The action at depth takes place in DSV Limiting Factor, a Triton-built submersible commercially certified by the international maritime authority DNV-GL for extensive, repeated dives to extraordinary depths. On the ocean floor, gathering important scientific data are three “Landers”.
A Dive Watch like no Other
Designed to withstand enormous pressures, OMEGA’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional is packed with full ocean depth technology yet is surprisingly slim and light at less than 28mm. The expedition logo is located at the center of the caseback inside concentric circles evoking the Multi Beam sonar technology used by The Five Deeps Expedition team to map the Ocean Floor. Relevant information including the model, reference number, DNV-GL certification, maximum tested 15,000m depth and materials are all laser-engraved.
The 55-mm case of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra-Deep Professional — only three were made, and none for commercial sale — was machined from cutouts from that titanium hull and required the use of a new, weld-free forging technique. The impressive result was a case that measured just shy of 28 mm thick but was tested to withstand water-pressures to an astounding and unprecedented 15,000 meters — basically 22.5 tons of pressure.