Omega has created two special editions of its Seamaster wristwatches to commemorate the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Both are limited to 2018 pieces.
THE SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN "PYEONGCHANG 2018" LIMITED EDITION
Created to mark the countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, the Seamaster Planet Ocean "PyeongChang 2018" is guaranteed to perform with world-class precision long after that great event has come and gone.
Limited to 2,018 pieces, it is not only an aesthetically striking timepiece in bold blue and red, (the colours of the Korean flag) it is also a technological marvel.
Cased in stainless steel, it features a polished blue ceramic [ZrO2] dial with applied rhodium-plated indexes, coated with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue glow. These same qualities are shared by the hour and seconds hands. The minute hand, in line with the dot on the bezel, emits a green glow.
The unidirectional rotating diving bezel is very special indeed. It features the world’s first polished blue ceramic ring with rubber and Omega Liquidmetal® diving scale, with red rubber for the first 15 minutes. Omega Liquidmetal® has also been used for the minute scale and the dot at 12H.
Just right of the date window positioned at 3H is the screw-in crown with Omega logo. The helium escape valve placed at 10H has been embossed with "He".
Protecting the face of the watch is a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, while the new alveol-patterned screw-in caseback is engraved in blue with the words PLANET OCEAN and LIMITED EDITION, as well as the watch's Limited Edition number. Transferred to the caseback's sapphire crystal are the words "PyeongChang 2018" and the Olympic Winter Games logo.
The beating heart of the timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. As a Master Chronometer the watch has passed the highest level of watch testing in the industry, having endured 8 rigorous tests over 10 days, set down by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
THE SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA “PYEONGCHANG 2018” LIMITED EDITION
The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition is a timepiece that captures all the original innovation and beauty of the Aqua Terra 150M collection. However, for this model, the additional focus is firmly on the momentous sporting event.
The first noticeable difference is the addition of the event name. Using the five colours of the iconic Olympic Rings, the words “PYEONGCHANG 2018” have been inscribed on the minute track of the popular blue PVD dial.
Incredibly, the 20 and the 18 are perfectly aligned with the exact minute indexes. This is a very unique coincidence that cannot be repeated in our lifetime.
The transparent sapphire crystal caseback includes the official “Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018” logo. On the side of the case, the limited edition number has been engraved. This will be one of only 2018 limited edition numbers made available.
DESIGN AND INNOVATION
The 41mm timepiece, including the case and the metal bracelet, has been created in stainless steel. The typical “teak concept” pattern of the Aqua Terra dial is included and, at its heart, the watch is powered by the Master Co-Axial movement 8500.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition is presented in its own Olympic themed box, and takes its place amongst Omega’s renowned history of collectable Olympic themed watches.
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