Introducing The Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection

Introducing The Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection

Snappy Take

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 version watches to commemorate the huge 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-roused plan and a minimal amount of Olympic-explicit marking, these new Seamasters offer an allure that isn’t limited to those keen on (or taking part in) the Olympics. Omega’s Olympic-themed limited versions 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 emphasized in one of the Olympic ring tones: blue, yellow, dark, green, and red. 

Sporting a small use of the Olympic rings under the date show at six, the plan association with the Olympics is downplayed and pleasantly complemented by the utilization of particular tones. Alongside offering an immediate association for those intently attached to the games, the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is likewise a handsome, intelligible, and rather fun limited release 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. 

Introductory Thoughts

With a dial configuration motivated 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 (expected for measuring one’s heartbeat); these Seamasters offer a fair and practical presentation that makes incredible utilization of their emphasize colors. From the more genuine dark rendition to the beautiful blue and yellow variations, I’d have a hard time picking my #1 tone (simply joking, it’s blue). 

Omega’s 100-year term as the Official Timekeeper proceeds until 2032, and thus, 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 aficionado of the Olympics or simply burrow the retro stopwatch esthetic and front line movement, the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is an unpretentious turn on an Olympic limited version with extraordinary measuring, a solid utilization of shading, and a simple wearing vibe. 

The Basics

Brand: Omega

Model: Seamaster Olympic Games Collection

Reference Number: 522. 

Diameter: 39.5mm

Case Material: Stainless steel

Dial Color: Black and white with hued highlights matching the five Olympic Rings

Indexes: Printed Arabic numerals

Lume: Yes, on hands and numerals

Water Resistance: 60 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Perforated leather tie with hued complements matching the dial

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber 8800

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date

Power Reserve: 55 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 25,200 vph

Jewels: 35

Additional Details: METAS confirmed Master Chronometer, Co-Axial escapement, magnetic protection from 15,000 gauss

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $5,400

Availability: TBD

Limited Edition: 2,032 pieces in each of the five colorways

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