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Omega Presents Olympic Gold

As the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang get underway, longtime official timer Omega presents its Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection, a trio of 39.5mm gold watches meant to represent the three winning medals presented to winning athletes.

Omega has created this Seamaster set using three different types of 18-karat gold: yellow gold, the firm’s own Sedna gold and Canopus gold. The latter is a white gold alloy that is new to the brand.

Each watch in this collection features 18-karat gold leaf hands and applied indexes, light, eggshell white enamel domed dials, But perhaps the most distinctive aspect of these watches is old-style Omega logo at the top of the dial. The slight variation of the font here identifies the watches as something special, and Omega has done this right by creating the logo, the minute track and the word Seamaster in enamel.

Even the casebacks here are special. Omega surrounds the clear sapphire back an 18-karat gold ring engraved with all the known host cities and dates of the Olympic Games Omega has timed, from Los Angeles in 1932 up to the scheduled Los Angeles games in 2028.

These new watches, the latest in special Omega editions dedicated to the winter Olympics, can each be purchased separately and are presented on leather straps in either brown or black. Inside, each piece is driven by the Master Chronometer calibre 8807. Recall that in order to achieve Master Chronometer status, Omega demands that its watches pass the eight tests set by METAS (The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology). The Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection ranges in price from $16,000 to $17,500 and is now available for purchase on omegawatches.com.