Omega Preps for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games with Two New Seamaster Models
Article By: Logan Hannen
FROM THE PRESS | JULY 30, 2019
As is the norm in the lead-up to a summer or winter Olympic games, Omega, the official timekeeper of the event for several years, has produced not one but two special edition watches in celebration.
First up, we have the newest rendition of the Seamaster Aqua Terra. This version uses the 41mm stainless steel case and comes with the new integrated, hatch-pattern Omega rubber strap. Both the strap and dial are blue, and the dial features the pattern of the Tokyo 2020 logo engraved on its ceramic base. It gives the dial a playful touch, all without sacrificing the sporty integrity of the watch. A date window at 6 o’clock maintains the symmetry and readability, and 150 meters of water resistance capitalizes on the watch’s surf-and-turf functionality.
There is also the standard Aqua Terra steel bracelet included with the watch, which features polished center links to play up the polished elements of the case. Generally speaking, the lack of other blue accents on the watch helps the dial stand out a bit more, and enables the watch to become a bit more versatile.
Next up we have a watch that Omega classifies as a ladies watch, a 39.5mm steel Planet Ocean. The Planet Ocean line, historically, has always been Omega’s beefier, sportier dive watch, typically clocking in somewhere between 42 and 46mm in diameter. The so-called ladies models, as a result, end up being what would normally be considered a unisex or even men’s size, here just under 40mm.
They’ve taken the Japanese flag, with its sparse white base and single red circle at center, as the main inspiration here. Everything is either actual white, such as the dial, bezel, and rubberized alligator leather strap, or executed in white metal (i.e., steel) with the exception of the dot at the end of the second hand and the numeral 20 on the bezel, which are done in red. In spite of not actually being used on the watch, it has a very “mother of pearl” appearance that is likely the reason Omega classifies it as a ladies watch.
Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition – $6,300
Seamaster Planet Ocean Ladies Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition – $7,450
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