The Olympic gold, silver and bronze. But Omega’s representation is of course gold, silver and pink gold where the pink gold is their own Sedna alloy and white gold the Canopus alloy. Canopus is a new introduction, an exclusive white gold alloy, which is 100% noble and distinctive for its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity.
For the Olympics, Omega introduces to you these 39.5mm Seamaster Olympic Games Gold watches, all in precious metals. The watch is similar to the special Seamaster Edizione Venezia that we showed you here.
A very classic looking Seamaster, which reminds us of the very early models of this collection that started in 1948. That’s right, the Seamaster also celebrates its 70th anniversary this year so we expect more Seamaster models to be introduced in BaselWorld and perhaps later on in 2018 as well. The Seamaster family goes from very classic watches like these Seamaster Olympic Games Gold watches to professional diving equipment like the Seamaster PloProf 1200M. It is therefore one of the most versatile collections from Omega available.
As written in the introduction, Omega uses three flavours for these Seamaster Olympic Gold Games watches: Yellow, Sedna (pink) and Canopus (white). Sedna and Canopus are trademarked materials/alloys, like Rolex has its Everose gold and Hublot their King Gold.
Gold is also used for the beautiful classic leaf shaped hands and applied indexes on the dial. The dial is slightly domed and made of eggshell white enamel, with a red enamel Omega logo in their vintage style. The minute track and the ‘Seamaster’ writing is also in enamel.
Where the front of the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold models show a very classic and toned down face, the case back has something else in store for you. Besides a nice view on their manufacture caliber 8807 movement with red gold rotor and double balance-wheel bridge, you can find all city names where Omega was the official sponsor of the Olympic Games from 1932 onwards. You will also find the city names where they will be the official timekeeper till 2028. So basically from Los Angeles in 1932 till Los Angeles in 2028.
The caliber 8807 movement is of course Master Chronometer certified by METAS. We explained what this means here. Important for you to know is that these movements are, besides chronometer certified by COSC, also certified by third party organization METAS, after the movement has been cased. The watches are regulated and certified to have an accuracy between 0 and 5 seconds per day on average, also when being exposed to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss.
The Seamaster Olympic Games gold editions are just in time for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The white gold (Canopus) version has a retail price of 17.500,- Swiss Francs (excluding VAT) and the yellow gold and rose gold (Sedna) will retail for 16.000,- Swiss Francs (excluding VAT).
These three Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold watches come with a special wooden box and on an alligator strap. The yellow and Sedna gold models come with a brown alligator strap and the Canopus gold model comes on a black alligator strap.
More information via Omega Watches on-line.
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