Temperatures drop, daylight hours get shorter, leaves turn yellow, then red, then brown and drop down from the trees. Fall is officially here, but Omega is already thinking ahead to the even colder season coming up immediately after and the de facto winter spectacle which it will bring. I’m talking, of course, about the Olympic Winter Games set to take place in Beijing next year. An event that inspires Omega’s latest release, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Beijing 2022.

An Olympic timekeeping champion

We know that Omega plays a key role in all Olympic events. The brand has held the title of official timekeeper since the 1930s, and in today’s modern world that holds more meaning than ever before. With advancements in technology come high expectations when it comes to precise timekeeping. For a number of events, time is everything. The difference between gold, silver, bronze, and no medal can come down to fractions of a second, and it is Omega’s role to ensure the utmost accuracy. RJ wrote a brilliant piece explaining Omega’s role in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which gives a far more detailed account of the brand’s role in Olympic timekeeping.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Beijing 2022

Another role which Omega takes on is that of providing watches for officials and athletes alike, watches which you and I can also enjoy. And with the latest edition of the winter games comes a new watch to celebrate them. Omega has gone all-in with the Seamaster Aqua Terra Beijing 2022, giving the watch a stunning frosted ceramic dial. I’m sure a lot of us are familiar with the Aqua Terra line’s famously textured dials, inspired by the wooden decking on luxury yachts. However, in this stunning reinterpretation, a subtle yet crisp icy texture graces the dial.

Complementing the finely textured dial, blue hands and markers filled with Super-LumiNova, an applied Omega logo, and a matching minute track. Interrupted by the warm touch of red from the Seamaster name, echoed by the minute indications at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The sharp elegant lines of the 41mm Aqua Terra case and the polished steel bezel are a perfect match for the dial, allowing it to shine through. This red, white, and blue centerpiece is a stunning piece of true eye-catching craftsmanship. The case back features a special engraving with the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games logo. Last but certainly not least, inside, the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 offers timekeeping to the highest standard in the industry.

Final thoughts

There is something so timeless and elegant about the Aqua Terra family of watches. The standard models are incredibly versatile and work for just about any occasion. This versatility provides a solid base for more ambitious designs, such as the one found on the Aqua Terra Beijing 2022 model. The lucky owners of this incredible timepiece will receive it in a specially designed Olympic Games presentation box and will enjoy a 5-year warranty. Not only will this watch mark a very special sporting event, but it’s also a timeless rugged timepiece that will accompany its wearer for many years to come. Pricing starts at CHF 5,700. And what you get for that price is the perfect companion for all fans of the colder months and the uniquely challenging sports that they bring.

For more information on pricing and availability, please check the Omega website here.