The Olympic Games gives out medals in gold, silver and bronze but its official timekeeper Omega has made a commemorative collection for the Pyeongchang Winter Games featuring timepieces in gold, gold and gold. The Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection celebrates the continued partnership between Omega and the IOC, which extends until at least 2032, marking a full 100 years at the Games.
These watches aren’t designed for sports but they’ll delight any haute horlogerie connoisseur. Omega has selected a 39.5mm Seamaster case which is perfect for understated tastes. Its modest dimensions, however, are played up with a trio of precious and innovative materials. They include 18K Sedna gold, which Omega debuted in 2013, and 18K Canopus gold, which is an exclusive alloy completely new to the brand, as well as good old 18K yellow gold.
While Sedna gold has a pink hue, Canopus gold is pure white with a distinctive brilliance, whiteness and longevity. According to Omega, it is 100 percent noble, meaning it uses only precious metals.
Omega has also used 18K gold for those leaf-shaped hands and applied indexes, while the domed dials are in light eggshell white enamel. There is a strong vintage aesthetic to the watches as not only did they feature the old Omega logo, but they’ve rendered it, along with the minute track and Seamaster wording, in enamel print.
With these watches, you can refer to the names and dates of all the known Olympics host cities from Los Angeles in 1932 to Los Angeles 2028. They are engraved on the 18K gold ring which functions as the case back.
The watches can each be purchased separately and are presented on leather straps in either brown or black. Inside, each piece is driven by the Master Chronometer Calibre 8807. To achieve Master Chronometer status, the watches and their movements have passed the 8 rigorous tests set by METAS (The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology).