OMEGA’S OLYMPIC SPE­CIAL

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In Fe­bru­ary 2014, dur­ing a tense and world-news grab­bing po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion be­tween the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion and Ukraine, the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Win­ter Games took place. Sport was kept sep­a­rate from world pol­i­tics and thank­fully the event ran smoothly. Which Omega was sure to be glad about. Omega has had a long last­ing re­la­tion­ship with event since 1932, act­ing as the Of­fi­cial Time­keeper 26 times.

Com­mem­o­rat­ing the event Omega re­leased an Olympic Col­lec­tion with three spe­cial edi­tion wrist­watches in­spired by the Olympic spirit and the colours of the flag. The pick of the bunch is the Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean Sochi 2014 45.5mm, a limited edi­tion gent’s watch with a brushed and pol­ished stain­less steel case and fit­ted bracelet. The matt black ce­ramic bezel fea­tures a white dot at the top that emits a green light the div­ing bezel, as does the minute hand. This con­trasts with a blue light, cre­ated by white Su­per-Lu­miNova, that shines from the ap­plied in­dexes on the matt black dial and the faceted rhodium-plated hands. The bezel also fea­tures blue lac­quered mark­ers for min­utes 1-5 and red ones for 6-10. In keep­ing with the Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean 600M de­sign, the min­utes for 11-15 are also in­di­cated in a dis­creet sil­very lac­quer.

The case­back, brushed and screw-in, is of course em­bossed with the “Sochi 2014” Olympic logo and en­graved with “Si14” to­gether with the limited edi­tion num­ber (0000/2014). Pow­er­ing this win­try beast is Omegas re­doubtable Co-Ax­ial cal­i­bre 8500, which fea­tures the brand’s ex­clu­sive Si14 sil­i­con bal­ance spring. So con­fi­dent are they in the re­li­a­bil­ity of this time­piece, Omega in­cludes a full four-year war­ranty with ev­ery pur­chase.

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