Omega and the Olympic Games is a long-lasting love story. The Biel-Based brand indeed started to provide its expertise to the games back in 1932, in Los Angeles. Since then, Omega has been repeatedly the official timekeeper of both Summer and Winter Games – altogether, Omega participated 29 times. After the introduction last year of a collection of 5 Tokyo 2020 Speedmaster watches, Omega now unveils two Seamaster For the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Countdown.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
The first of the two models for Tokyo 2020 Countdown, dedicated to men, is based on the well-known Aqua Terra 150m, the all-rounder, slightly elegant watch in the Seamaster collection. As such, we have here a familiar piece, which has been updated on several aspect to get the Olympic feel.
The case retains the same 41mm diameter, with flat (non-rotating) bezel, typical Omega case with lyre lugs and the new conical screw-in crown at 3 o’clock. The watch is classic, brings a mix of casual elegance and robustness and, as such, is a perfect all-rounder.
The movement inside this Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Tokyo 2020 Countdown is the in-house, Master Chronometer certified calibre 8900. This automatic movement, with all the Omega technology (co-axial escapement, antimagnetic properties) features two barrels with 60-hour power reserve. The movement is decorated in the usual Omega way, with arabesque Geneva stripes. Specific to this “Tokyo 2020 Countdown” collection, the caseback displays a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem.
The main specificity of this Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition is its dial. Made of blue ceramic, it has been laser-engraved with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem – an interesting pattern that gives depth to the watch, with a combination of polished and matte geometric shaped. Hands and indexes remains equal.
The watch (ref. 522.214.171.124.03.001) is delivered on a 20mm structured blue rubber strap attached to the case with polished stainless steel links. Also included in the special edition box is a 3-link stainless steel bracelet. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition will be limited to 2,020 pieces and priced at EUR 5,900.
The Omega Seamaster Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
The second watch in this Tokyo 2020 Countdown is also based on a watch in collection, however this time more dedicated to ladies. Taking the 39.5mm Planet Ocean 600m as a base, this version is playing on the Japanese Flag theme, with full white attire enlightened by several notes of red.
The case of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 is made of stainless steel, brushed and polished and combined to a white alligator and rubber strap. A white and light grey NATO strap is also part of the package.
The bezel insert, as well as the dial, are here presented in white, polished ceramic. The diving scale is obtained by Liquidmetal method. In tribute to the year of Tokyo 2020, the number 20 on the bezel is filled with red liquid ceramic. The Tokyo/Japan theme continues on the dial with a special lollipop central seconds hand, with red tip.
Inside the case of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 is the in-house, automatic, Master Chronometer certified Calibre 8800, with 55-hour power reserve and Omega technology (co-axial escapement, antimagnetic properties). The movement is visible through a special sapphire caseback with a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem.
This Omega Seamaster Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 (ref. 5126.96.36.199.04.001) will be produced in 2,020 pieces and priced EUR 7,000.
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