Omega has long served as the official time keeper of the Olympics, and their release of five Japan-only Speedmasters in anticipation of the 2020 Olympics further cements that legacy. Why five? Each watch celebrates a different color of the Olympic rings (red, green, black, yellow, and blue) with a base Omega 42mm asymmetrical case, brushed and polished, external tachymeter scale on the bezel, calibre 1861 hand-wound with the 3-6-0 layout for the watch face, and a three link steel bracelet. A difference between these watches, aside from the Olympic colors as well as the two-tone steel and gold design, is the back. Where Moonwatches have a regular sapphire crystal back, the Olympic models feature a solid steel back stamped with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo.
While it may seem monumentally unfair to watch collectors and Olympic fans worldwide that these watches are only offered in Japan, there’s really no need to worry. Each color will be produced in a run of 2,020 pieces. A set of all five watches together will also be offered (only 55 examples of this set). How does that alleviate worry? With today’s globalized market, you won’t have to take a trip to Japan to get a hold of one of these beauties. They’ll be selling for approximately 680,400JPY for the steel models and 842,400 JPY for the steel and gold.