Omega and the Olympic Games

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The London 2012 Olympic Games will commemorate the 25th time that Omega has been selected as the Official Olympic Timekeeper.  The last time that the Olympic Games were held in London was in 1948, right after World War II; it then symbolized the return to a world of peace, and Omega was also the Official Timekeeper.  That was the year that Omega launched its Seamaster collection.

This time, Omega redesigned that watch and is launching it as the Seamaster 1948 Co-axial ‘London 2012’ Limited Edition.  The design of the watch is based on that original Seamaster, which still looks stylish.  The stainless steel case is 49mm in diameter, has polished lugs and bezel and is water resistant to 120m.  The London 2012 Olympic Games logo is engraved on the caseback and the strap is in black leather.

But if the watch resembles the 1948 version, the movement inside the watch is decidedly 21st century.  It is an Omega Caliber 2022 with a Co-Axial escapement.

The brand is also introducing the Seamaster Aqua Terra 44mm London Chronograph in two versions: the Acqua version is in stainless steel with a bracelet reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s in the same material.  The bezel has a mirror finish and the dial has a chronograph configuration with a seconds subdial at the nine o’clock position, a thirty minute subdial at the three o’clock position and a twelve hour subdial at the six o’clock position.

The dial itself has a vertically striped teak-pattern design and is covered with blue PVD.  The London Olympics logo is on the caseback as well.  The watch is water resistant to 150m.  The movement is a Piguet manufactured calibre 3313 self-winding movement that has a 55 hour power reserve.

The Terra version offers a dual colored case in stainless steel and in 18K red gold with a dark blue leather deployment strap.  The dial has a date window placed in the lower right quadrant and the hour, minute and seconds hands are covered with white Super Luminova.

There is no information on the price of these watches yet.

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