With Baselworld around the corner, Omega has unveiled a set of five limited edition watches that commemorate Omega’s 86 years as official Olympic timekeeper. This is the new Seamaster Olympic Games Collection.
The five watches — each limited to 2,032 pieces, a reference to the year 2032, in which Omega will mark 100 years as Official Olympic Timekeeper — represent the five colors of the legendary rings of the Olympic Games; straps and dial highlights are available in black, yellow, green, blue and red.
The watches all have 39.5-mm steel cases and the characteristic twisted lugs seen on Omega’s sports watches. The timepiece’s limited edition number engraved on the side, and come mounted on micro-perforated, wrist-aerating leather straps. The clean, simple black dials are inspired by hand-held Omega stopwatches used in previous Olympics, notably those used for the 1976 games in Montreal and Innsbruck.
The watches’ domed, black dials contrast with the large, white Arabic numerals to offer a very legible layout, enhanced by a surrounding minute circle in white and a pulsometer scale in the watch’s highlight color (blue on the model pictured below) that can be used in concert with the 20-second timing intervals to measure the wearer’s pulse.
The casebacks of the Seamaster Olympic Games watches feature anodized aluminum rings emblazoned with the names of all the known host cities and dates from Omega’s tenure as Olympic Timekeeper, from the 1932 Los Angeles games to the upcoming 2028 Los Angeles games.
Inside this color-coordinated ring is a sapphire viewing window showing off the movement, Omega’s automatic, co-axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. A self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement, Caliber 8800 is resistant to magnetic fields reaching up to 15,000 Gauss.
It features a free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring. The bridges are rhodium-plated and features Geneva waves decoration in a Arabesque pattern. The movement has a power reserve of 55 hours. 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 and each watch will retail for $5,400.