When silver and bronze are as beautiful as gold.
Since 1932, Swiss brand Omega has served as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. Following on the footsteps of the more colorful collection that referenced the Olympic rings, the new range of timepieces feature a more refined and minimal design. The Omega Seamaster Olympics watches from the Gold Edition boast three elegant finishes that emulate the Olympic medals. The 39.5mm cases come in yellow gold, rose gold, and a new type of white gold which Omega calls Canopus. Exclusive to the brand, the Canopus gold is not only brighter, but also resists discoloration much better than classic white gold. Regardless of their dominant hue, all of the watches from this collection have the same minimalist, vintage-inspired aesthetic.
The eggshell enamel dial has a subtly domed shape, referencing old Omega models from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Gold hour markers and hands stand out against the white dial, while black minute markers also anchor the design in tradition. Similarly, the brand’s logo appears in bright red at the top – another detail that connects all Olympics timepieces through the years. On the caseback, an 18k gold ring displays all of the Olympic host cities since 1932. The timepieces come with the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8807 35 jewel self-winding movement with a 55-hour power reserve.
Complementing leather straps come in three colors; black for the white gold design, and two shades of brown for the yellow gold and the rose gold versions. The Omega Seamaster Olympics collector’s items come with a beautiful custom wooden box. The Canopus model costs 17,500 CHF, while the Yellow and Sedna watches have a price tag of 16,000 CHF. Photographs© Omega.