Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Platinum With A Black Enamel Dial
Omega releases their Seamaster Olympic Games Platinum With A Black Enamel Dial showing it for the first time at this years Baselworld. This month Stephen Pulvirent of hodinkee.com had a hands-on experience and reported back to an excited fan base with a seriously positive review.
Today, I’ll give you a cutdown version of Stephens’ review to bring you all the important details and the all-important personal roundup.
Like Stephen, I too need to announce my bias when it comes to the Omega brand because it’s always been one of my favorite luxury brands, but now it’s out there, let’s continue.
The new version pictured below is the Seamaster Olympic Games version in platinum, part of Omegas new collection released during the lead-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
As part of the collection, Omega also introduced visitors their Baselworld stand five new sports models offered in the colors of the five Olympic rings, all built in steel featured black and white dials with Arabic numerals on white enamel dials, leaf hands, and luminous hands. In addition, three dress versions in yellow, white, and rose gold, a reference to the gold, silver, and bronze medals but we don’t have any photos at this time.
As Stephen Pulvirent says, this is basically one of those dressier versions of the Seamaster Olympic Games with a 39.5mm solid 950 platinum case with sapphire case back. The lugs are brushed, the bezel and facets on the lugs are polished giving a nice contrast.
Under the domed shaped sapphire top is the beautiful black dial with traditional arrow-shaped markers on the hour in 18k white gold, and notice the “Ω” sign at 12 o’clock, that’s made from platinum too.
Because of the sapphire case back the Omega caliber 8807 is plain to see. This is Omegas’ in-house state of the art automatic movement with co-axial escapement, METAS certified by METAS as a Master Chronometer.
Running at 3.5 Hz, this movement has 35 jewels and resistant to up to 15,000 gauss of magnetism made possible by its silicon balance spring. Details include blackened screws, barrel, and balance wheel, and both the balance bridge and winding rotor are 18k Sedna gold.
And looking through the sapphire case back we can see a spacer between the movement and the case’s edges is engraved with “Official Timkeeper” and the names of all the Olympic host cities which is of course made of platinum too.
In Stephens’opinion this piece wears very well, feeling much smaller than its 39.5mm, and although it’s nice quite vintage in this size, it’s a modern size that can be enjoyed by everyone. He goes on to say “To me, this watch represents the best of Omega past and present (in a way not dissimilar from that of its cousin the Seamaster 1948 watches).”
So How Much?
Not surprisingly the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games in platinum with a black enamel dial isn’t cheap. It will be a limited edition of only 100 pieces making the price tag of $37,800 almost reasonable, although out of reach for all must the most wealthy and well positioned.
Thie piece is a classy number that reflects Omegas’ rich heritage keeping all the design cues that make Omega what it is. It’s larger than the vintage pieces but there’s nothing wrong with moving with the times, right? and the modern movement makes it a piece to cherish.
In terms of appearance, the design is spot on with great aesthetics and internal organs, but the build materials take it to the next level of luxury which Stephen describes as indulgent and superlative, which sounds strong but the more I consider this piece the more I tend to agree with him.
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