Omega Olympic Games Limited Edition Watches
The Olympic Games are the ultimate test of athletic prowess. In Latin, its motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ is means ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ affirming exactly what is expected of competing elite. The symbol for the Olympics is recognisable the world over; five intertwined ring of different colours to represent a unity between the competitors. Swiss watchmaker Omega have taken inspiration from this iconic emblem in the design of their latest Olympic Games Seamaster watch collection.
Designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, co-founder of the modern event, the colour of the Rings of the Olympic Games are said to represent the five participating continents. The hues chosen, including the white background, encompassed the colours comprising every competing nation’s flag at the time of its inception.
An immense spectacle and celebration of exceptional physical ability, precision timekeeping can be the difference between winning and losing, with a split-second often making all the difference. Omega have been trusted with responsibility for decades, having been official timekeepers for the games on 28 occasions since the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Their new collection honours this fantastic heritage. Each watch in the new collection features a 39.5mm stainless steel case with black centre and white outer dial. The variations are presented on a sporty, micro-perforated leather strap in each colour of the Olympic rings, with a pulse reader encircling the dial in the matching colour.
On the caseback, an anodized aluminium ring, again in the matching colour, records all known host cities and dates for which Omega was, and will be, the official timekeepers, from Los Angeles 1932 to Los Angeles 2028.
Inside, the Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8800 movement keeps precise time and boasts a power reserve of 55 hours.
Limited to just 2032 pieces, each timepiece has a 4 year warranty and is presented in a special watch box with certificate of authenticity and Olympic Games leaflet.
Expected Early 2018, preorder here.