This year’s Olympic games in London marks Omega’s 25th Olympic Games as official timekeeper. The last games held in the city of London (in 1948) saw the introduction of several sports timekeeping innovations pioneered by the Omega, and of course Omega never looked back as it continued to innovate over the next 80 years. In keeping with recent tradition, the brand has introduced a trio of special timepieces to celebrate the Olympics, and of course Perpetuelle has the inside look. All three are Seamaster models; two are three-hand watches with dates and the third is a chronograph. All have the “London 2012″ Olympic emblem stamped on the caseback to identify them as special editions. Here is a quick look at each of the various 2012 Omega Olympic Seamasters. Prices are also stated.
OMEGA SEAMASTER WATCHES FOR LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012″ Limited Edition
limited production of 1,948 pieces (price: $6,800) and comes in a special London 2012 games presentation box
The OMEGA Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012” Limited Edition, is a redesign of OMEGA’s first automatic Seamaster, which debuted in 1948, the same year of the last London Olympics, which OMEGA was also responsible for timing.
The stainless steel case is 39 mm in diameter, with brushed and polished finishing, and has a polished bezel and lugs. The dial is opaline silver, with a small seconds subdial at 6 0′clock. The vintage-style, applied “Omega” logo on the dial is of 18k white gold; white gold is also used for the Arabic numerals and hour markers. The movement is Omega’s Caliber 2202 (COSC chronometer with co-axial escapement).
The caseback is topped off by a yellow-gold medallion sporting the London 2012 Olympic logo.
On black leather strap with polished, stainless steel buckle
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Chronograph “London 2012″ (Men)
44-mm case and blue-PVD-coated dial
The model with rose-gold-and-steel case retails for $10,500; the stainless-steel model is $7,600
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Chronograph “London 2012″ (Ladies)
34mm case and blue-PVD-coated dial
Prices are $7,000 for the bicolor bicolor yellow gold/stainless steel edition and $5,700 for the stainless steel
Did You Know?
The Omega Seamaster made its debut in the last London Olympics year of 1948.