OMEGA new Limited Edition Master Chronometer pays tribute to American swimming legend - and friend of OMEGA - Michael Phelps. To celebrate his phenomenal swimming career, OMEGA has released a watch that's pool-blue, water resistant and sporty to the core. Cased in stainless steel with a blue ceramic [ZrO2] and rubber ring, the Seamaster Planet Ocean "Michael Phelps" has a uni-directional rotating bezel, in polished blue ceramic, which features orange rubber for the first 15 minutes. The diving scale, along with the dot at 12H, includes Super-LumiNova which emits a green glow, while the minute scale, also filled with Super-LumiNova, emits a blue glow to avoid confusion at depth.The striking polished white ceramic dial sports blued applied indexes and an Arabic numeral 12 in orange. The blued hour, seconds and counter hands with white Super-LumiNova have a blue emission to match the indexes, while the minute hands emit a green glow in line with the dot on the bezel.
Turning the watch over reveals a wave-pattern screw-in caseback engraved with "PLANET OCEAN", "600 m / 2000 ft", “LIMITED EDITION” and number. There is also a transferred "Michael Phelps" logo. The sapphire crystal caseback allows the wearer to see the exceptional movement in action. Driving the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5 mm "Michael Phelps" is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900, which has been tested and approved at the industry's highest level, according to criteria set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The watch is presented on an integrated blue structured rubber strap with blue-orange rubber lining and orange stitching. It comes with a 4-year warranty, Master Chronometer certification card and Certificate of authenticity. Limited to just 280 pieces, in recognition of the legendary Olympian's 28 medals, OMEGA's new Planet Ocean "Michael Phelps" is a true collectable and a fitting tribute to the greatest athlete in the history of aquatic sport.