If you love following the Olympic Games, then you most likely already know that Omega has been successfully timing the Olympics since it started in 1932. The brand, part of the Swatch Group, has an entire division devoted to sports timing and the Olympic Games are a huge part of that division. In addition to its long-standing role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, Omega also unveils a host of replica watches that honor the event. Now, with the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang starting this week, Omega now releases the fittingly named Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold collection.
With retail prices ranging from approximately $170 to $185, the new replica Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection joins a series of four already-unveiled Seamaster collections that honor this year’s Winter Games. The new “Gold” collection consists of 18-karat gold watches.
In fact, for this tribute series, Omega uses three different types of gold, including 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat Sedna(TM) gold, and 18-karat Canopus(TM) gold. Sedna(TM) gold is the the brand’s proprietary gold, developed several years ago, and is an alloy that blends gold, copper and palladium and has an 18-karat rose gold hue.
Canopus(TM) gold is a new white gold alloy that has been developed exclusively for Omega replica. Not only is the color of the Canopus(TM) gold whiter and more brilliant than regular 18-karat white gold, but also it is said to have more longevity, as it is less resistant to wear and tear.
Each 39.5mm case is crafted in one of these three golds. Additionally, the leaf hands and the applied indexes on each watch are created in the color-coordinated gold. The dials are domed and finised with an eggshell white enamel – making the gold hands and markers pop with a vintage flair. Omega even uses a vintage logo (in red) for this replica watch and adds a minute track to the outer edges of the dial for true retro appeal. The Omega “Seamaster” name is written in black enamel on the white enamel dial.
Turn the timepiece over, and – via a transparent sapphire caseback – one can view teh exceptional Master Chronometer Caliber 8807 movement, complete with a meticulously finished gold rotor. The outer edge of the case celebrates Omega’s role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, and has the host cities and dates of every Olympic Game the brand has timed – starting with Los Angeles in 1932 and up to Los Angeles 2028.
The fact that each of these timepieces is equipped with the Master Chronometer Co-Axial 8807 movement attests to its rugged durability despite its classically elegant look. To achieve this status, the replica watches and movements have been subjected to eight important rigorous tests, and passed within the predetermined standards. The tests are established by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
As mentioned, Omega first began its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games in 1932, and has a contract in place to continue until at least 2032 to celebrate 100 years in that role. For a closer look at the other replica Omega Seamaster watch collections already unveiled in honor of the Winter Olympics, visit UkOmegaReplica.co.uk.