Omega Watch

Watches are not just accessories. They’re powerful tools that we rely upon in all sorts of situations, and well-crafted watches have assisted the world’s boldest adventurers for centuries. Few locales can put a timepiece to the test as effectively as the open sea. Whether you’re looking for a navigator’s watch or a diver’s watch, you have a plethora of options to consider at Geneva Seal’s Oak Street Boutique. In what follows, we cover just a few of our favorites.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep

If you’re interested in pushing the limits of the possible, one timepiece deserves your full attention. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional was developed to offer never-before-seen capabilities, and in May of 2019, it set a new record for descending to a depth of 35,876 feet. It was worn by Victor Vescovo, who piloted a subversive vehicle to the lowest point on the planet—deep in the Eastern Pool of Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, far out into the Pacific.

Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep Features

  • The viewport design on the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep on the is based on the load-bearing viewports of submarines, and the forged grade 5 titanium that composes the watch is exactly the same as that which was used for Vescovo’s submarine itself. 
  • The watch’s Manta lugs—so named because they resemble the fins near a manta ray’s mouth—are also built to withstand exceptional amounts of pressure.
  • Omega’s signature Liquidmetal® bonding ensures the perfect finish.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection

Blancpain created the first modern diver’s watch in 1953, and their Fifty Fathoms collection continues to appeal to divers and adventurers from all over the world. A nearly 70-year legacy has allowed the Fifty Fathoms collection to expand in many different directions, so it’s easy to find the diver’s watch that appeals to your unique personality and sense of style.

  • The navy blue hues of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe are impossible to mistake, and no matter where you happen to be for the day, they’ll instantly call the deep seas to mind.
  • Models like the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Meteor combine simple, classic details with time-tested capability.
  • The all-black Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback features finer details and offers an even more sophisticated, urbane look. 

During the time since the introduction of the Fifty Fathoms collection, Blancpain has supported a diverse array of organizations dedicated to ocean preservation and coral restoration, including the Sea Academy at the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation and Pristine Seas Expeditions.

Ulysse Nardin Marine & Diver’s Watches

For innovative designs and a forward thinking use of materials, look no further than the lineup of Ulysse Nardin Marine & Diver’s watches that you’ll find at Geneva Seal. Here’s what you should know about our favorite options in their repertoire:

  • If you like to spend time on the water—but not necessarily beneath the waves—then a model from the Ulysse Nardin Marine line is guaranteed to delight. For their accurate timekeeping and high-precision navigation capabilities, these watches are trusted and endorsed by 55 navies around the world.
  • Sustainability is increasingly at the center of the practices of the world’s foremost designers, and those who work with Ulysse Nardin are certainly no exceptions. Their Diver Net timepiece combines a friction-resistant strap made of recycled netting with eye-catching, bright-green detailing that ensures a superior experience in low-light situations.
  • Ulysse Nardin also recently created a timepiece to honor World’s Ocean Day, supporting research organizations like OCEARCH and the Medina Aquarius Program in the process! Their Limited-Edition Diver 42 mm Lemon Shark watch features the bright yellow detailing of its namesake, a beautiful creature with a deep connection to the ocean floor.

Make Your Appointment with Geneva Seal

If you’re in the market for a luxury timepiece, Geneva Seal on Chicago’s Oak Street is the ideal place to start your search. We’ll treat you like family and ensure that you leave with absolute satisfaction in the marine or diver’s watch that you’ve selected. We’ll also assist you with services and watch care for long after you’ve taken your new timepiece home! Let us show you what sets us apart by making an appointment today.