Omega first served as official timekeeper of the 1936 Olympic Winter Video games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. For that event, a single technician was despatched with 27 stopwatches to time each second.
Ever since then, the watchmaker has constantly developed its know-how for the function. It’s timing the 2018 Winter Olympics, which kicks off at this time in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Omega has launch restricted version designs of the Seamaster wristwatches to commemorate the event – the “Pyeongchang 2018” Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra fashions.
The Planet Ocean’s blue and crimson design shouldn’t be solely aesthetically putting, it has rhodium-plated indexes coated with white Tremendous-LumiNova that emits a blue glow. These similar qualities are shared by the hour and seconds fingers.
The watch additionally has a ceramic dial and the minute hand, in step with the dot on the bezel, emits a inexperienced glow. A diving bezel options the world’s first polished blue ceramic ring with rubber and Omega Liquidmetal diving scale.
An alveol-patterned screw-in caseback is engraved with phrases in blue marking it as a particular version. The beating coronary heart of the timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer Calibre 8900.
Omega’s Aqua Terra mannequin sports activities the 5 colors of the enduring Olympic Rings, with the phrases “Pyeongchang 2018” inscribed on the minute observe of the dial. The 20 and the 18 are completely aligned with the precise minute indexes.
The timepiece, together with the case and the steel bracelet, has been created in chrome steel. The standard “teak idea” sample of the Aqua Terra dial is included and, at its coronary heart, the watch is powered by the Grasp Co-Axial motion 8500.