Omega is gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics, which are just a year away.
As Tokyo counts down to hosting the 2020 Olympics, the games’ official timekeeper is also counting down with progressive rollouts of limited edition watches.
Exactly a year to the start of Tokya 2020, Omega has announced a pair of commemorative dive watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 and Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020.
“As the world’s best athletes prepare for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the event’s Official Timekeeper has already produced two winning performances on the wrist. These OMEGA Seamaster timepieces are a perfect celebration of the upcoming sporting event.” Says their website.
Inspired by the Japanese flag, Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition is clad in white with red accents. It is based on the midsize Planet Ocean, so the steel case is 39.5mm in diameter (the largest is 43.5mm).
Both the dial and bezel insert in white ceramic. The “lollipop” tip of the second hand is in red, as is the “20” on the bezel.
Limited to just 2,020 models, this timepiece is driven by the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 and features a sapphire crystal caseback with a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. It has a white leather strap and includes a stainless steel bracelet and additional NATO strap in its presentation box.
Omega has had a long association with the Olympic Games as the Official Timekeeper 28 times since 1932. This association will continue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Inside is the Master Chronometer cal. 8800, a top of the line automatic movement with various innovations designed to ensure good timekeeping over long periods, including a silicon hairspring and Co-Axial escapement. And special alloys used for the escapement ensure it is magnetism-resistant to 15,000 Gauss.
Delivered with three options – steel bracelet, rubber strap lined with white crocodile leather, and fabric “NATO” strap.
Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition (ref. 5188.8.131.52.04.001) is priced at US$7,450. It’s already available at Omega boutiques. Visit Omega’s official page for more details.