Omega is known for many things, one of which is its affiliation with everyone’s favourite British spy, James Bond. Others would be familiar with the brand thanks to its partnership with the Olympics, where it has been the official timekeeper since 1932. Omega is now back for its 29th iteration of the Olympic games at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics with two limited-edition Omega Seamaster timepieces.
As far as Omega timepieces go, this isn’t the first time the brand has created a limited-edition timepiece specifically for the acclaimed sporting event. The Omega Seamaster is also known to be featured heavily when it comes to limited-edition exclusivity, making it one of the most common, yet popular luxury timepieces.
The two watches that will be available soon are the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition as well as the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
This is the first time that the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection will feature a ceramic dial. Its polished blue face also comes laser-engraved with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem, which is housed in a 41mm stainless steel case. The sapphire crystal case back is not only transparent but also bears the same emblem while remaining scratch-resistant. At the heart of the watch lies the brand’s anti-magnetic Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. The watch is limited to just 2,020 pieces, retailing for US$6,300.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020
For the Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020, the limited-edition timepiece is an all-white affair with subtle nods towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is evident on the white ceramic bezel ring, as the diving scale has the number 20 filled with red ceramic. The lollipop seconds-hand is also another nod with its varnished red dot, paying homage to the Japanese flag as it rotates around the white ceramic bezel. At 39.5mm, it is slightly smaller than the Seamaster Aqua Terra but still maintains its stainless steel outlook with a sapphire crystal case back. The timepiece is powered by the Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, and there are also only 2,020 pieces available. However, it does come with two additional interchangeable straps should you get bored with the white leather. That includes a stainless steel bracelet as well as an additional NATO strap for only US$7,450.
(All images: Omega)