The Omega Specialities Olympic Games watch collection is a little more than just a family of sports watches. It is a tribute to Omega’s proud Olympic timekeeping legacy, which started in 1932. Fulfilling the role of Official Timekepeer, the company have been in charge of every second from the start line to the finish line, thus their drive in relentless research to improve their precision technology is just one commitment the Swiss watchmakers have made as a way of marking this milestone in their history. Omega continue to deliver flawless timekeeping to the world’s finest competitors, and they do this by creating limited edition timepieces with memorable designs and striking aesthetics. Now it is almost impossible to contemplate how so many iconic moments in the sporting world were made possible without Omega’s role as a partner to such an important world sporting event.
Some of Omega’s ground-breaking technological milestones were recorded in the history of the Olympic games, like the first time that numbers were presented at the bottom of black and white TV screens. This change revolutionized timekeeping when it debuted in Innsbruck. In Mexico City, the first touch pad in the pool allowed swimmers to stop their clock with their own hand instead of needing to rely on poolside timekeepers. The Omega Scan-O-Vision system later measured times to the nearest thousandth of a second as skaters crossed the finish line in the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville.
As official stockists of Omega Specialities watches here at Berry’s, our collection includes the likes of the Omega Seamaster Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Limited Edition watch. Limited to just 2,018 pieces worldwide, the watch boasts the vibrant colours of the Korean flag and is crafted from polished stainless steel with an accompanying blue ceramic dial and unidirectional rotating bezel. Rhodium plated hands and indexes give the dial a lift in colour, especially at night when these elements illuminate in the dark. The screw-in caseback is engraved in blue with the words PLANET OCEAN and LIMITED EDITION, as well as the Limited Edition number. Transferred to the caseback's sapphire crystal are the words "PyeongChang 2018" and the Olympic Games logo. Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 powers the watch - an ultra-accurate engine, synonymous with the company’s role within the Olympic games.
The Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition collection also celebrates the legacy of Omega’s partnership with the world’s biggest sporting spectacle. Dressed in the five iconic colours of the famous rings of the Olympic Games – this small collection of special editions is vibrant and playful. Only 2,032 versions of each model are available – a nod to the year 2032, which represents Omega’s 100th year as Official Timekeeper. The 39.5mm stainless steel cases used in this design bear their limited edition numbers on the back. The dial is inspired by the stopwatches Omega created in 1976 for the Montreal and Innsbruck games, with the same sporty hands and the hour indexes marked by a baton style design. The white minute tracks provide a striking contrast against their black centres and each model has been finished on a perforated leather strap in either red, green, blue, black or brown.