Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ‘Tokyo 2020’ Limited Edition Watches Hands-On

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ‘Tokyo 2020’ Limited Edition Watches Hands-On

With the finish of one Olympic Games comes the marketing downpour for the following and, still with two years to go, Olympic Official Timekeeper Omega has just begun the “countdown.” My estimate, notwithstanding, is that these Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional “Tokyo 2020” Limited Editions will be the absolute most delightful watches related with the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. An aggregate of five variations reference the five rings of the Olympic logo with the shades of their bezels and different features. While these are planned as Japan-just limited editions, we had the opportunity to see them involved when visiting the Omega production line recently.

All involved pictures by David Bredan

Omega has been Official Timekeeper for the Olympic Games since 1932, and I recommend this Detailed Look Into Omega’s History Of Olympics Timekeeping article for substantially more about the cool history of Omega’s part in the Olympics. In view of past watches for the Games, we can in any event conjecture on what Omega’s general methodology will be going ahead. Similarly as with this five-watch assortment, for instance, Omega did a comparative subject with five Seamaster models (involved here) for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, in the shades of the Olympic rings. We can most likely likewise expect at any rate a couple more Olympics watches still this year, say, in the shades of the host country’s banner maybe (à la the Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics watch ), however for the time being, let’s take a gander at the beautiful Moonwatches at hand.

Three of the five new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional “Tokyo 2020” watches are all steel, and two are “two-toned” with 18k Sedna (Omega’s own mystery formula for rose gold) or 18k yellow gold. The specs are natural as a common emphasis of the cutting edge Speedmaster, with a 42mm case (50m water-safe) and the hand-wound Omega 1861 chronograph development inside (3Hz, 48-hour power hold). One takeoff from the most exemplary Moonwatch is the utilization of sapphire for that exceptionally domed “box-style” precious stone – this is a subject of possible discussion, however sapphire gem expands the attractive quality for me personally.

The blue-yellow-dark green-red of the Olympic rings are reflected first in the aluminum bezels (fired or Omega’s “Liquidmetal” may have been pleasant) of the different watches. To address yellow, be that as it may, Omega went with a dark bezel and yellow gold on the reference 522. variant. Essentially, every form is appealing in its own specific manner, as I would like to think. The all-blue reference 522. has a sort of “reverse panda dial” as opposed to dark that has a “true panda dial” – which means a white dial with dark subdials, which is amazingly mainstream yet at the same time shockingly uncommon on current watches regardless of all the new vintage recoveries. The panda, reference 522., may be my favorite.

Representing the red and green of the Olympic rings are more vivid variants, especially the reference 522. with a green bezel, Sedna gold features, and a sandblasted light dark dial. The more tones you combine on a dial, the more troublesome it tends to be to make it work, and here Omega has utilized no less than five, according to my observation, bringing about the most possibly vainglorious alternative. At long last, the reference 522. with a red bezel and all white dial is maybe the most promptly attractive of the five. Despite some other shading contemplations, each of the five models have a red Speedmaster text and coordinating red-tipped chronograph seconds hand. Omega says that the Ω logo is in a tone of gold to coordinate the features or case materials of each model regarding the Olympic gold award – that’s yellow or Sedna, and white gold for the all-steel models.

The strong casebacks of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional “Tokyo 2020” Limited Edition watches are decorated with, rather than the typical Omega seahorse, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo in alleviation with a decent foundation surface. Keeping unequivocal Olympic marking just on the caseback permits the actual watch to be the essential center, and this is the means by which most limited editions ought to be done, as I would like to think. I, for example, with no close to home 2020 Olympic association, could without much of a stretch wear and appreciate such a watch. Omega’s Olympic watches are real and cool if anyone’s are, yet the 2018 PyeongChang watches (connected to above) which had Olympic rings on the dial, for instance, will be best for the individuals who explicitly need to commemorate those Games. However, I should concede that these Omega Olympics watches with interlinked subdials like the Olympic rings are a quite slick idea.

Add these five new Speedmasters to the apparently unlimited cycles that add up to either a great scope of alternatives or choice loss of motion for those on the lookout for one, or for one more. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional “Tokyo 2020” Limited Edition watches will each be limited, normally, to 2,020 pieces and sold at Omega stores in Japan. The Speedmaster’s prominence in Japan was no uncertainty part of picking it for this delivery. The steel variants will all have a cost of 680,400 JPY (only upward of 6,000 USD at season of composing) and the two models with gold and steel will both be evaluated 842,400 JPY (around 7,500 USD). They will be accessible on a steel wristband, and 55 arrangements of each of the five together will come with cowhide ties as demonstrated here.