With the Opening Cermonies for the Rio 2016 Olympics just hours away, I figured we’d have a little fun and kick the Olympics off in our own way here at Perpetuelle — with a selection of pre-owned, Olympic-themed watches available for purchase. And who better to represent this group than Omega, the official timekeeper for almost every Olympic Games since 1932. OMEGA has taken sports timekeeping from the chronograph stopwatches of the 30’s to the most state-of-the-art data handling and timekeeping technology in the world. And as long as I’ve been blogging, Omega has issued special watches whose designs are inspired by the Olympic Games. Most of the pieces I’ve managed to come up with today from the Govberg vaults (my sponsoring partner in this series) are actual Omega tribute pieces from Olympics past, save for one which I thought was still fitting as it plays well with the reintroduction of one of the world’s most popular sports to the Games, golf.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Collection Chronograph 126.96.36.199.01.001
45.5mm steel case
This Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is the “XL” version which means you get a 45.5mm case. It gives its nod to the Olympics with the center-set seconds hand which is counterbalanced with the Olympic rings in full color. You can see more pics, specs and get purchase details on this full set (box and papers), right here>>>
Omega Speedmaster Olympic Timeless 3188.8.131.52.01.001
44mm steel case
This piece was issued for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The five subdials (chronograph counters and date) form the shape of the Olympic rings, with Omega word mark and logo in red. You can see more pics, specs and get purchase details on this full set (box and papers), right here>>>
Omega Speedmaster Torino 2006 Olympic Edition 3538.30
38mm steel case
OK, a piece from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, but hey what a price for an Omega Speedmaster! And in the smaller 38mm case size. I like this watch because it is a little different than the more common Speedmaster with black dial. You can see more pics, specs and get purchase details on this full set (box and papers), right here>>>
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” 184.108.40.206.01.001
41.5mm steel case
To celebrate its expanding presence in the world of golf, OMEGA created the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf”. The watch has distinctive green elements on its dial, and also has some of Omega’s latest and greatest watchmakng technology. The Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” is equipped with the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500, a self-winding, anti-magnetic mechanical movement characterized by outstanding reliability and improved chronometric performance over time, as well as being resistance to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss. The movement is visible thru the caseback. You can see more pics, specs and get purchase details on this full set (box and papers), right here>>>
Enjoy the Olympics everyone!