Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Watch Collection For 2018 Hands-On

Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Watch Collection For 2018 Hands-On

As official watch for the Olympic games on 27 events since 1932, Omega unquestionably has procured the option to move somewhat diverted with its commemorative, Olympiad-themed restricted versions. Coming once at regular intervals, these vivid contributions have ordinarily been re-cleaned renditions of Omega’s most famous game watch collections, with subtleties honoring the host urban communities of the momentum games; like the maple leaf-motivated Seamaster Professional for Vancouver, an Aqua Terra with a Copacabana sea shore theme for Rio de Janeiro, and most as of late, a Planet Ocean in the striking red-on-blue attire of South Korea , obviously intended for Pyeongchang. In any case, there’s a second, marginally more current, and lesser-known collection of Olympic watches that shun the previously mentioned visual codes and dates attached to explicit games. These are known as the Olympic Official Timekeeper Collection watches, which give proper respect to the various unique simple stopwatches used to time the games, and today, we’re taking a gander at the most recent expansion: the Seamaster Olympic Official Timekeeper.

All involved pictures by David Bredan

As referenced, the Olympic Official Timekeeper doesn’t use any of Omega’s existing collections or plan language, which has been the usual way of doing things for essentially every earlier Olympic release, save for the genuine watches and instruments created by Omega for use by game authorities. It’s these timekeeping instruments – similar ones used to quantify the ascent and fall of world records – whereupon the collection is based. The last expansion to this collection was propelled by the pocket watches worked by Omega to time the 1932 games in Los Angeles. This time around, this new Seamaster followed the dials of stopwatches conveyed at both the 1976 Innsbruck winter games, and the late spring Olympiad in Montreal of the equivalent year.


Compared to the first 1932 pocket watch, it’s a determinedly racier, yet marginally grave and current stylish that appears to share all the more practically speaking with speedometers of sports vehicles in the mid eighties than timekeeping for the worldwide Olympiad. For hell’s sake, if not for the Olympic ring theme at 6:00 on the dial, the dark on-white variation could be confused with a vintage auto hustling watch, or maybe the otherworldly replacement to the first Speedmaster Racing in 3-hand structure. In any case, the source material for this specific watch was huge in that those stopwatches were among the last simple planning instruments utilized at the games before the full approach of advanced timekeeping.

Inspiration aside, it’s a plan that Omega has moved outstandingly well to wrist structure – especially for the situation’s limited 39.5mm extents and compact haul to-carry length. Standard for Omega’s advanced fair sized watches, the 8800 Co-Axial Master Chronometer development is conveyed (noticeable through the sapphire show caseback), which has a date and 55 hours of force hold, however comes up short on the autonomously flexible hour hand, described by the 8900 arrangement developments. Exclusively subsequent to flipping the watch over is the Olympic connection generally clear. Every one of the five releases is fitted with a coordinating anodized ring (hued, obviously to address every one of the five Olympic rings) whereupon the names of the relative multitude of games Omega has planned since 1932 are displayed.

Legibility is great, because of the high-contrast design of the dark dial place, white external moment track, and level oar hands. You may see how the dark tip of the moment hand expands marginally into the white moment track – an especially pleasant touch that brings balance between the two differentiating dial areas. Running the exceptionally external edge of the dial is a heartbeat peruser shading coordinated to the seconds hand, and isolated by three 20-second planning spans, empowering the wearer to generally measure their wellness by figuring their heart rate.


Now, it’s presumably worth referencing that this is a Seamaster in name in particular – beside the mark curved hauls, there’s nothing about the new Olympic Collection that would propose any persist from Omega’s momentum Seamaster contributions (especially as it’s simply water-impervious to 60m). For hell’s sake, being founded on a stopwatch used to quantify speed almost defaults it to being a Speedmaster, yet that is a contention for one more day. It’s not really a thump against the collection however, as this is eventually an energetic and attractive watch in its own right, and one that should age with somewhat more elegance than the more topical Olympic editions.

As it stands, 2,032 pieces in every one of the five tones will be delivered, each separately numbered and conveying a cost of $5,400. This is obviously regarding the year 2032, which, notwithstanding being a long time from now, will be Omega’s 100th year as true watch to the games, making this something of a preemptive festival. However, in the conventions of the Official Timekeeper watches, in any event it’s a reliably gorgeous festival to be sure. omegawatches.com