The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is but days away. As the athletes prepare themselves to go faster, higher and stronger to make history – Nigeria will be the first African nation to field an Olympic bobsled team this year – they also known that their times and results will not be in question, thanks to the pin-point precision of Omega. Having served as the official timekeeper of the Winter Games since 1936 (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Omega has a long history with both the winter and summer games, ensuring that scores are correct, winners are rewarded and world records are accurate – from Nadia Comaneci’s stunning first perfect 10 at the 1976 summer games to Usain Bolt’s electrifying runs in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
To mark the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Omega has created two special editions of its Seamaster wristwatches. The first is the Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘PyeongChang 2018’ Limited Edition (RM27,500), rendered in bold blue and red to represented the South Korean Flag. Featuring the world’s first polished blue ceramic ring with rubber, it is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 900. The second is the Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘PyeongChang 2018’ Limited Edition (RM22,800), an elegant piece that subtly captures the momentous sporting event. On the side of the blue PVD dial, the words ‘PyeongChang 2018″ have been inscribed using the five colours of the Olympic rings, with the ’20’ and ’18’ cleverly positioned to align with their minute equivalents. Powered by the Master Co-Axial Movement 8500, it includes the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games logo on the transparent sapphire caseback (also present in the Planet Ocean Limited Edition). Both timepieces are limited to 2018 pieces, and presented in special Olympic-themed boxes.