The 2018 Winter Olympics are going to begin and Omega praises its 86th year as the official watch of the Games. What’s more, the brand has reported that it will stand firm on this foothold at any rate until 2032 – which means a whole century of Olympic planning. After the gold collection presented recently , the time has come to take a gander at the other side of the value range, with the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection – some decent, bright, section level games watches roused by the Olympic Flag and vintage stopwatches.
This Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection isn’t committed as such to the 2018 Olympic Games, regardless of whether it will be dispatched practically concurring with the official beginning of PyeongChang 2018. Thusly, this new collection is to a greater extent a festival of Omega’s investment in the Games as the official watch. The Biel-based brand has satisfied this job since 1932 and it recently declared that this will proceed in any event until 2032 – which will mean a centennial of support (spoiler alert: expect some committed watches at Baselworld 2032…)
Several collections have been introduced for this event, including the exquisite and alluring vintage-roused Seamaster watches. Made in gold, they are clearly more costly than the models surveyed here. Still on the Olympic theme yet with a very surprising elaborate methodology is the new Seamaster Olympic Games Collection: lively, vivid, somewhat vintage… Perhaps not the most engaging collection from the start (on the whole decency, the press pictures didn’t do equity to the watches), we were pleasantly surprised when we had the chance to see the pieces on the wrist.
Based on an exemplary Seamaster plan – with lyre carries and a level bezel – the watches in the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection are sensibly measured with a width of 39.5mm and highlight a few intriguing and exceptional highlights. For example, the crown is onion-molded – something we’re not used to seeing at Omega. Covering the dial is a profoundly domed gem, again something that references the 1970s configuration soul of this collection. The case is pleasantly formed and includes the mark cleaned slope that runs starting with one drag then onto the next. The enormous width of the case back is additionally astonishing and covers practically the whole surface of the watch. It incorporates an anodized aluminum ring with all the urban areas and dates of the Olympic Games where Omega was and will be the watch – from Los Angeles 1932 up to Los Angeles 2028.
Moving to the dial, the Olympic theme is available however not in an oppressive manner. The lone clear notice of the Olympics is a little banner situated at 6 o’clock. The rest is considerably more unpretentious and quite cool. For sure, the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection comprises five watches to coordinate the five shades of the Olympic Flag – red, green, blue, dark and yellow. These dashes of shading remain rather careful on the dial, with just the second hand, the circle outlining the moment ring and the Seamaster logo selected in shading. Obviously, shading is more clear on the ties that coordinate the dial – yet the tones are not very uproarious and give a new and lively style to the collection.
The most astonishing component of everything is the plan of the actual dial. It feels natural. Omega has chosen to drive the Olympic theme further by utilizing a mark plan that was utilized on vintage sports stopwatches produced by Omega – when hardware didn’t exist. In view of a focal dark region, encircled by a profoundly intelligible moment/second track, these dials offer an incredible differentiation to the hands.
The focal part incorporates enormous Arabic numerals, just as a date window at 6 o’clock – a component that will indeed create banter. Whatever floats his boat. On the wrist, the moderately little distance across, just as the differentiated dial make it a compact and comfortable watch that will suit pretty much every wrist size. The punctured leather straps are supple and complement the watch.
Inside the case is type 8800, an in-house development with all Omega’s current highlights: against attractive; Master Chronometer affirmed; co-pivotal escapement; and a bulky 55-hour power hold. The design is in the vein of Omega’s creation with Arabesque Geneva stripes, darkened screws and sloped scaffolds. The incorporation of the aluminum ring with the Olympic urban areas outlines the gigantic development that involves the whole case.
Each of the five models in the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection will be restricted to 2,032 pieces, with a cost of CHF 5,000. More subtleties on omegawatches.com . The Limited Edition number will be engraved on each case.
Continuing the festival of OMEGA’s part in the Olympic Games, an extraordinary Limited Edition set will be accessible with each of the five models made in the shades of the Olympic Rings. All watches come in an extraordinary introduction box close by a small scale last-lap ringer, which has been created in a similar Swiss foundry as the genuine Olympic chimes. More subtleties here .