OMEGA’s newest limited edition timepiece pays homage to a legendary American athlete and a long-time Omega brand ambassador. Michael Phelps is one of the most decorated Olympians of all time. In 2008, after winning eight gold metals, Phelps broke the record for first place finishes at any single Olympic games. Since then, Phelps has gone on to build a legacy of success as a world record holding Olympic swimmer. Now, Swiss watch brand Omega honors him with a limited-edition Seamaster Planet Ocean Michael Phelps watch inspired by his career.
The sport of Olympic swimming manifests itself in the limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean “Michael Phelps” featuring a blue, water resistant, sporty design. Driving the OMEGA “Michael Phelps” is the signature OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900. The 45.5 mm chronograph is cased in stainless steel and features a unique rotating bezel. The bezel is polished blue ceramic, complemented by orange rubber at the first 15 minutes. The polished white dial features vibrant blue indexes and an Arabic numeral 12 in orange.
The maritime inspired design does not stop there. If you turn the timepiece over, a transparent sapphire crystal allows for viewing of the finely finished movement, complete with an intricate pattern inspired by waves. “Michael Phelps” is transferred onto the caseback via chromium etching. To add to its sporty aesthetic, the watch is presented on a blue rubber strap with orange stitching. Limited to 280 pieces, OMEGA’s “Michael Phelps” pays homage to the talented athlete who took home 28 Olympic metals across the span of his career. It retails for just about $9,000.
Impressions of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Michael Phelps Watch
We really like the bold and powerful look of this watch that combines a top-notch caliber, a water theme indicative of Omega’s underwater adventures and of Phelps amazing swimming career, and ties in with the brand’s long-standing timing of the Olympics. The fact that it is limited to 280 pieces makes it a timepiece that will only escalate in value down the road. The watch is durable and ready to go the distance thanks to the Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber and the top-quality materials used for this professional timepiece.