Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection Hands-On
Since 1932, Omega has worked as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic games a terrific complete of multiple times and are required to proceed until at any rate 2032 – denoting the organization as 100 years of age. Over those multiple times, there have been some beautiful vivid plans that have followed stopwatches with the Seamaster Olympic Official Timekeeper , to the walkways of Copacabana Beach with the Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 , to this year’s Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 , which takes the tones from South Korea’s banner. Obviously, strong and bright models rule large numbers of the restricted versions that Omega discharges around the Olympic Games. Dressier than the inconspicuous Olympic Games watches we saw as of late, the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection watches come in yellow gold, Omega’s Sedna (pink) gold, and a fresh out of the box new “Canopus” (we will get to that later) white gold to channel the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards that triumphant Olympians get on the podium.
The pared-down, vintage-moderate polish dial shows shrewd limitation from Omega, who are plainly certain about the in-house METAS-affirmed development inside. Plan that thinks back in time effectively while inconspicuously praising the brand’s relationship with the Olympics? Check. A development that is apparently years ahead of those by comparable brands? Check. Kindly make one in steel?
These watches measure in at 39.5mm (same as the Olympic Games watches) making them moderately estimated dress watches. The marginally domed eggshell lacquer dial with straightforward gold lists channels the Seamasters of the ’50s and ’60s perfectly. Omega has worked effectively of bringing some cutting edge life into a great deal of their vintage models ( 1957 ‘Trilogy’ anybody? ) and keeping in mind that there isn’t an immediate reference to a particular model with these Seamasters, the Olympic Gold Collection watches look like they’ve strolled directly out of a James Dean movie.
On a more insignificant note, the solitary thing I may have managed without is the veneer minute track within tips of the files. I feel it separates the dial and detracts from the general congruity and effortlessness of the watch. I figure they would have served much better tastefully around the edge of the dial so they didn’t separate the flawlessly completed leaf handset –however I comprehend where it very well may be contended that it would detract from the domed dial. That being said, taking a gander at some vintage Omega Seamaster Olympics promotions (embedded above and all through this article), it’s clear that this moment track is immovably established in the brand’s explicit history with both this watch and event.
The handset is the ideal length for the dial and generally speaking intelligibility of the watch. The hour hand infinitesimally arrives at the finish of the files, and the moment hand covers them barely enough to make a slight hole between the tip and the edge of the dial, which I feel would profit incrementally follow rather than the clear space. The seconds hand broadens a couple of millimeters longer than the moment hand and comes pretty much to the edge of the dial. As absurd as it might appear to wait on the handset, it’s one of the components that can represent the moment of truth a straightforward three-hand watch for a great deal of likely purchasers, myself notwithstanding. Surrendering to a handset that’s excessively long or excessively short (as I’ve seen with various Aqua Terra models) is not difficult to do in this fragment and I’m consistently dazzled by a very much completed, and well-measured dress watch handset.
Prominently on the dial, and printed in polish, is the Omega logo in red which has been utilized distinctly on Olympic watches like the pocket watch. I love that this inconspicuous, yet promptly clear gesture is the lone thing on the dial that parts with the genuine DNA of the watch. As referenced before, the case will come in three gold alloys –Omega’s Sedna (pink) gold, yellow gold, and another Canopus Gold. The actual case is cleaned and the little onion crown is an ideal size for the collection. Probably the coolest component (and shockingly, we didn’t will see it) is Omega’s Canopus gold. Appropriately named (I expect) after the most splendid star in the heavenly body of Carina (you’re totally right, I don’t get out a lot), Omega guarantees this combination is selective to the brand, more brilliant, and doesn’t get stained almost as quick as customary white gold. We’ve seen similar cases and substance wizardry with Omega’s Senda gold envisioned here. I don’t at present have the data about what material compounds are added to help these cases, however I envision it’ll be delivered in the close future.
Flipping the watch over, you get a brief look at what makes this a quintessential Olympic watch yet in addition a contemporary Omega watch. Fitted to the border of the presentation caseback is a 18k gold ring stepped with the entirety of the realized Olympic host urban areas since 1932, on up to Los Angeles 2028 –maybe hopping the weapon a tad. While I will concede that it requires an amplifying glass for me to peruse them all, the Olympic gesture is refined and not very boisterous, giving the watch a more widespread appeal –particularly for purchasers who aren’t on the lookout for an Olympic watch.
Through the Olympic ring, you will see the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8807, Omega’s time just, METAS-guaranteed Co-Axial development. In view of the 8800 (which includes a date at 6 o’clock), the 29mm development was generally found in the 34mm ladies’ Aqua Terra 150M line. Since the development is so little and doesn’t incorporate the date module, it is an ideal competitor for the Olympic Gold Collection. Not at all like its 8800 base, the 8807 highlights a Sedna gold rotor and scaffold tying in the Sedna model delightfully. The 35 jewel self-winding development includes a 55 hour power hold and the standard Omega “Geneva Waves” in a round pattern.
The idea of using various tints of gold compound to channel the Olympic awards is truly cool, nonetheless, and honestly, this is just a professional and magnificently made dress watch –Olympic themed or not. Indeed, even outside of the Olympic Collection’s umbrella, I feel these watches would do well among authorities and devotees with (extremely) profound pockets for a dress watch. Furthermore, the option of the Canopus gold composite will add an extra degree of interest for those gatherers who may not in any case be hoping to add another dress watch to their collection. In the event that the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Edition delivered half a month back will age more nimbly than past collections, the Omega Seamaster Olympic Gold Collection (golly) will be around for a ton longer.
The plan limitation appeared on the dial here is a triumph theoretically and in execution. I’d love to see a steel non-restricted form that actually holds the Olympics-related red logo (thus, fundamentally just changing caseback text and leaving the dial with no guarantees). Dislike the watch aficionado community has ever gone absolutely bonkers over something as apparently commonplace and unremarkable as presenting red content on a dial.
Price for the Omega Seamaster Olympic Gold collection is 17,500 CHF for the Canopus gold model, and 16,000 CHF for the Yellow and Sedna gold models. While that may appear to be somewhat steep, it’s comparable to Omega’s Constellation collection in Sedna or White Gold. omegawatches.com