Omega Has Dropped A Special Edition Timepiece In Honour Of The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
It’s hard to believe that there’s just one year left until the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 begin in China—but with just a few short months to go, Omega, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics, has officially kicked off the celebrations with a new commemorative timepiece.
“Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932,” the watchmaker explained in a press release. “During that time, the company has been proud to record the dreams of the world’s greatest athletes and time many of the most famous sporting moments in history. Beijing 2022 will mark the company’s 30th occasion in the role.”
The commemorative Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022” Special Edition will feature a 42 mm stainless steel case, a unique grade 5 titanium bezel ring, and a 60-minute diving scale in positive relief. In terms of aesthetics, the special edition timepiece will feature a sun-brushed blue ceramic dial, laser-engraved waves along rhodium-plated indexes, and hands filled with Super-LumiNova. The watch will also include five special minute-markets at 2H, 4H, 8H, 10H and 12H coloured to match the five iconic Olympic Rings.
To further commemorate the Winter Games, the reverse side of the watch will include a stamped Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 emblem alongside Omega’s patented Laiad Lock system that will keep all the engravings in perfect alignment while further cementing the timepiece as a keepsake piece.
In terms of movement, the Seamaster will feature the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8000. The powerful movement (and the entire watch as a whole) have passed the eight tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), which means it hits the highest standards of precision, performance, and magnetic resistance.
While we may have to wait another year for the games to officially begin, the commemorative Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022” Special Edition will be available as soon as April of this year and is expected to retail for US$6,150.