And just like that, Omega has moved on from the Moon landing anniversary celebrations and is now focusing on the next Olympic games, which are to be held in Tokyo in 2020. That’s still a year off of course, but the brand is looking to build early buzz with the release of two new Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition Omega Seamaster watches.
Next to NASA and James Bond, Omega’s affiliation with the Olympics is the brand’s most important initiative. The brand has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 28 occasions since 1932, and over the years the games have seen the debut of some of its most cutting-edge timekeeping technology. No doubt there are plenty of other watchmakers who are extremely envious of all the attention Omega will garner during the two week event, watched my millions of people around the world.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
The first of the two special timepieces is the Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition. This piece marks the debut of the first ceramic dial for the Aqua Terra range. It features a sporty blue finish with a design of asymmetrical shapes and an understated vibe, in keeping with the Aqua Terra’s elegant aesthetic.
Sized at 41mm and limited to just 2,020 pieces, the stainless steel watch has a sapphire crystal caseback with a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem that partially reveals the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 movement. Water resistant to 150 meters, it comes on a blue rubber strap which echoes the design of the dial, and the presentation box includes an additional stainless steel bracelet for changing up its look.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
The second watch is the Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition, which sports a white-on-white look with red highlights in homage to the Japanese flag. Sized at 39.5mm in stainless steel, it features a white ceramic bezel ring with its signature diving scale applied in Omega’s Liquidmetal – the brand’s proprietary metallic glass alloy consisting of five elements: zirconium, titanium, copper, nickel, and beryllium.
The “lollipop” central seconds has a varnished red dot at its tip paying tribute to the Land of the Rising Sun. Also limited to 2,020 pieces, it too features the exhibition casebook with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. It’s powered by Omega’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 movement and comes on a white alligator pattern leather strap along with an additional steel bracelet and a spare NATO strap.
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