Omega has been the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. To celebrate 86 years of sporting glory, the Swiss watchmaker is launching the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection of 5 unique and colourful watches.
The collection’s five designs represent the five different colours of the iconic Olympic Rings. Beyond its playful tones and athletic spirit, the collection is inspired by Omega stopwatches, particularly the ones used at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
This is seen on the domed black and white dial, that’s designed to be read at a glance. The sporty hands and bold hour markers on black are set in sharp contrast with an easily-readable minute track on a white outer circle.
To further enhance their sporty nature, a coloured pulse reader encircles the dial, with three narrowly separated 20-second timing intervals, enabling the wearer to calculate their pulse beats-per-minute easily.
On the caseback, there’s an anodized aluminium ring which includes all known host cities and dates from Omega’s Olympic Games journey; from Los Angeles 1932 up to Los Angeles 2028. This impressive list represents precisely how Omega established itself at the event over so many years.
The 39.5 mm watches are presented on leather straps, which are micro-perforated both for style and to aerate the wearer’s skin. Inside, the watches are driven by the Master Chronometer calibre 8800.
Only 2,032 versions of each model have been created, a reference to Omega’s role as Official Timekeeper, which extends right through till 2032, marking 100 years of Olympic Games timekeeping. The Limited Edition number is engraved on the side of the case. Omega is asking AU $7,250 per peice.
We’re expecting more from Omega at Baselword 2018 which takes place in Switzerland in late March. Until then, take a look at our favourite watches from SIHH 2018.