Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition Collection


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From 9 to 25 February 2018, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang will be hosting the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and Swiss watchmaker Omega will once again serve as Official Timekeeper. For the 28th time in its history, the company will be bringing its expertise to the most prestigious sporting event in the world. Omega has been a long-time supporter of the Olympic Movement, providing time pieces and timing services since Los Angeles in 1932. In honor of its rich timekeeping legacy, Omega has released a special watch collection – the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection.

The new Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection features 5 watches, each in one of the colors of the Olympic rings – blue, yellow, black, green and red. Each model is limited to 2,032 pieces, a reference to the year 2032 which will be the brand’s 100th year as Official Timekeeper. Design-wise, the timepieces take inspiration from the iconic Omega stopwatches used at the 1976 summer and winter Olympic games in Montreal and Innsbruck respectively. The domed black and white dials feature white Arabic numerals, black and white hour and minutes hands, a date window at 6 o’clock, and a black minute track on a white outer circle. The dial’s outer circle also features a pulse reader. Featuring three 20-second timing intervals, it enables the wearer to easily calculate their pulse beats-per-minute. At 6 o’clock, the pulse reader is broken by the Olympic rings logo.

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The dials are inspired by the iconic Omega stopwatches used at the 1976 summer and winter Olympic games in Montreal and Innsbruck respectively

 

The timepieces all feature a 39.5mm stainless case with the Limited Edition number engraved on the side. Water resistant to 60 meters, the case feature a transparent sapphire caseback. On the back of each watch is an anodized aluminum ring with all known host cities and dates where Omega was and will be Official Timekeeper. Inside each Seamaster Olympic Games Collection watch is the Master Chronometer caliber 8800. Approved by METAS, this self-winding movement is resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. The calibre 8800 oscillates at a frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. Priced at $5,400, each model comes on a sporty micro-perforated leather strap.

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On the back of each watch is an anodized aluminum ring with all known host cities and dates where Omega was and will be Official Timekeeper

 

In addition to these five timepieces, Omega has also produced a Limited Edition Set which includes five watches, also inspired by the Olympic rings. The timepieces comes in a special white presentation box alongside a miniature last-lap bell which has been made in the same Swiss foundry as the real Olympic bells. Only 100 of these sets have been produced – a reference to the 100 years of timekeeping that Omega will reach in 2032. The watches are similar to the ones in the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection. The case and straps are exactly the same and the caliber 8806 has the same exact specs as the caliber 8800. What’s different though, is the dial. On these five models, the dials are inspired by the Omega stopwatches used at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Each white domed dial features a railway minute track and blackened hands. Running around the edge of each dial is a colorful pulse reader. The price of this set is yet to be announced.

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The miniature last-lap bell has been made in the same Swiss foundry as the real Olympic bells

 

 

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