With the 2018 Olympic Winter Games commencing in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9th, we as a whole anticipated that Omega should create a run of limited release watches to commemorate the large occasion. What was less expected is the new Seamaster Olympic Games Collection, which traverses five colorways of another model meant to commemorate not the 2018 games explicitly, but instead Omega’s presently 86-year history as the Official Timekeeper for the games.
Why This Watch Matters
With a stopwatch-enlivened plan and a minimal amount of Olympic-explicit marking, these new Seamasters offer an allure that isn’t limited to those intrigued by (or taking an interest in) the Olympics. Omega’s Olympic-themed limited releases come in a wide scope of nuance and many offer a more niche claim when compared to the standard model of the same watch. Each reference of the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is complemented in one of the Olympic ring tones: blue, yellow, dark, green, and red.
Sporting a small utilization of the Olympic rings under the date show at six, the plan association with the Olympics is downplayed and pleasantly emphasized by the utilization of unmistakable tones. Alongside offering an immediate association for those intently attached to the games, the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is likewise a handsome, clear, and rather fun limited version model. At a more extensive level, this is another welcome example of a passage highlight Omega’s in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer movements, comparable to the $4,900 cost of the non-limited Seamaster Railmaster shown at Basel last year.
With a dial configuration enlivened by mid-70s stopwatches, which Omega utilized at the games in Montreal and Innsbruck, these Seamasters are attractive, check like, and have an obviousness that addresses their association with the universe of athletics. The 39.5mm steel case is a simple Seamaster shape and leaves most of the heavy lifting to the dial. With striking Arabic numerals, a date show, and a shading facilitated beat scale on the dial edge (planned for measuring one’s heartbeat); these Seamasters offer a decent and utilitarian showcase that makes superb utilization of their emphasize colors. From the more genuine dark form to the flawless blue and yellow variations, I’d have a hard time picking my number one tone (simply joking, it’s blue).
Omega’s 100-year term as the Official Timekeeper proceeds until 2032, and hence, they are creating some 2032 bits of each shading variation. Surrounding the presentation case back is a rundown of the host urban areas in which Omega has been (or will be) the Official Timekeeper for the Olympics, up to Los Angeles 2028. Whether you’re a devoted fanatic of the Olympics or simply burrow the retro stopwatch esthetic and forefront movement, the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is an unpretentious turn on an Olympic limited version with extraordinary estimating, a solid utilization of shading, and a simple wearing vibe.
Model: Seamaster Olympic Games Collection
Reference Number: 5220.127.116.11.01.00X
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black and white with shaded accents matching the five Olympic Rings
Indexes: Printed Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, on hands and numerals
Water Resistance: 60 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Perforated leather lash with shaded accents matching the dial
Caliber: In-House Caliber 8800
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
Power Reserve: 55 hours
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Additional Details: METAS affirmed Master Chronometer, Co-Axial escapement, magnetic protection from 15,000 gauss
Valuing & Availability
Limited Edition: 2,032 pieces in each of the five colorways
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