The current Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932, Omega will continue to be so until 2032. For those that enjoyed the latest PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, here is the medal themed “Omega Seamaster Olympics Gold Collection”.
There were several Omega Olympic themed releases we reviewed here during the games, such as the: “Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean” (Ref#: 5184.108.40.206.03.001) with its South Korean color scheme and special edition box with an extra bracelet, besides the attached rubber strap; you can take a closer look at here. Or the limited edition Olympic ring colored series of watches “Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collections” in five distinct colors and equipped with a case back ring that named various cites that hosted the Olympics since 1936 and onward; more pictures and details can be read here.
And we also zoomed in on the “Seamaster Aqua Terra PyeongChang 2018” (Ref#: 5220.127.116.11.03.001) another limited edition piece, equipped with the METAS-certified caliber 8500 movement. Sporting a blue “teak concept” dial with vertical lines for a subtle yet alluring look; you can get a better feel for here.
Now these “Omega Seamaster Olympics Gold Collection” watches come in a round 39.5mm case available in three gold alloys: Omega’s Sedna 18 rose gold, 18k yellow gold or a new designated Canopus 18k gold; all of which have a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.
These metal color schemes were choosen to mimic the: gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals; although they are all truly made of gold here.
This new “Canopus” gold has been named after the brightest star in the constellation of Carina. It looks like white gold, but Omega claims that it is an exclusive alloy to their brand and that it won’t suffer discoloration as fast as traditional white gold does. This isn’t the first time Omega has tried to rename their gold, the same issue is present here in the so-called “Sedna” gold that could be called rose gold. Although most consumers will refer to “Sedna” gold as rose or pink gold; and one could presume that the same will occur with this “Canopus” gold. Still, it can always be a talking point for true horologist aficionados.
On the case back is a gold ring matching the case color of each version, which bears the inscription of the cities and years of all the cities that have hosted the Olympics up to this date, as well as the Olympics logo. Also equipped with small lugs for a snug wrist fit and a small onion-style setting-crown.
Time is exhibited on an elegant slightly domed eggshell enamel dial for all three of these versions. Equipped with applied hour index markers and central hands matching the case material of each model. Also with a black inner printed ring of minute index markers and the Omega brand logo aligned with the 12 o’clock position, on the upper half of the dial.
Omega Seamaster Olympics Games Gold Collection
This “Omega Seamaster Olympics Games Gold Collection” (References below) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8801 with 35 jewels and 25,200 Vph. This is a METAS-certified movement that can resist magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.
Equipped with a sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, which allows for automatic winding in both directions. Also decorated by an 18k Senda gold balance bridge and oscillating weight with Geneva waves in arabesque. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
(Ref#: 518.104.22.168.04.001) – 18k Yellow Gold on Light Brown Leather Strap
MSRP: $17,300.00 USD
(Ref#: 522.214.171.124.04.002) – 18k White Gold on Black Leather Strap
MSRP: $18,900.00 USD
(Ref#: 5126.96.36.199.04.003) – 18k Sedna Gold on Brown Leather Strap
MSRP: $17,300.00 USD
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