Japan is enthusiastically gearing up for the Olympics – evidence of this is that my son (who studied in Japan) taught four octogenarians conversational English on a regular basis for four months. The keen interest in learning how to speak English stems from the desire to be perfect hosts on the world stage. At the other end of the spectrum, many brands are also doing their bit to connect the games and with exclusive objects of desire.
Commemorating the upcoming 2020 Olympics, Omega has announced a new Seamaster Aqua Terra watch for men and a Planet Ocean watch for ladies. Collaborating with the games since the first time in 1932, Omega has associated itself with the Olympics for the last 29 games. Last year, Omega brought us five Tokyo 2020 Speedmaster watches, and this year we have two Seamaster watches, and the gorgeous Aqua Terra.
Limited Edition Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020
Mixing in Olympic flavor to the Aqua Terra 150m is easy, as the watch is an all-round performer and quite sophisticated. Hosting a 41 mm case – the same as before – the flat non-rotating bezel complements the lyre lugs, however, we see a new conical screw-in crown at 3 o’clock.
The dial of this Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition is crafted from blue ceramic with a laser-engraved Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. It also sports an interesting pattern, giving an illusion of depth and is combined with polished and matte geometric shapes. What stays in commonality with other watches is the hands and indexes.
Under the hood of the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Tokyo 2020 Countdown is the in-house, automatic Master Chronometer certified calibre 8900. The movement comes with Omega technology, which is co-axial escapement and anti-magnetic properties. The movement also sports two barrels and the power reserve of 60-hour power. Belonging to the Tokyo 2020 Countdown collection, the caseback showcases a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem.
The watch with Reference Number: 5188.8.131.52.03.001 comes with a 20mm structured blue rubber strap which attaches to the case via polished stainless steel links. A special edition box is a 3-link stainless steel bracelet. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition houses the watch and stainless steel bracelet as well and is limited to 2,020 watches. You can pay $6500 for your watch.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
This beautiful Tokyo 2020 Countdown watch is a 39.5mm Planet Ocean 600m base watch with a Japanese twist to it. Designed for the ladies, the white watch showcases the Japanese Flag in an innovative format. Red highlights on a stainless steel, brushed and polished case, is teamed with a white alligator and rubber strap. Interestingly a white and light grey NATO strap is also a part of the bundle.
Details include white, polished ceramic for the bezel insert and dial, diving scale by Liquidmetal method, number 20 on the bezel which is filled with red liquid ceramic and a special lollipop central seconds hand, sporting a red tip.
Under the hood is the in-house, automatic, Master Chronometer certified Calibre 8800, with a 55-hour power reserve. The transparent caseback showcases the movement, which looks fab. The watch is limited to 2,020 pieces and is priced at $8000.