Yesterday marked the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 that begin July 24 of next year. Omega, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, has begun the countdown. To celebrate, the brand unveils two new Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition and Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition. In honor of the year of the Games, each of the new watches will be built in a limited edition of 2,020 pieces.
Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games 28 times since 1932. It has developed a complex system of timing equipment, instantaneous photography and so much more. In fact, I have had the distinct pleasure of touring behind-the-scenes of the London Olympics and was incredibly impressed with the cutting-edge technology employed by the brand in its official role. I look forward to witnessing what new developments the brand will reveal fo the timing of the 2020 Games, and will definitely keep my readers posted.
In the meantime, here’s the skinny on the newest celebratory timepieces. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition watch is the first in the collection to feature a ceramic dial. That’s right, a ceramic dial, not bezel. The blue ceramic dial has a high-polish finish and an alluring pattern on it and is laser engraved with the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 41mm case is crafted in stainless steel and fitted with a sapphire crystal and casebook for viewing of the Master Chronometer Caliber 8900. The watch is antimagnetic and sold with a blue rubber strap and a steel bracelet.The Aqua Terra retails for $6,300.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition watch is a 39.5mm steel case with a ceramic bezel ring and a diving scale made using Omega’s proprietary Liquidmetal(TM). The number 20 (as in 2020) on the bezel is filled with red liquid ceramic. The polished white ceramic dial also underscores the Tokyo theme with a central seconds hand is tipped with a varnished red dot to pay tribute to the Japanese flag. This watch is powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 and features a sapphire crystal caseback with a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. It is also sold with multiple straps: a white leather strap, a stainless steel bracelet and a NATO strap. It retails for $7,450.