Omega has been the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games for almost 90 years, innovating more than a few cutting-edge pieces of technology. But nothing in that rich history would have quite prepared the brand – or anyone, for that matter – for the curious case of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The pandemic-delayed event is one for this history books, which will mean to some that it is worth special commemoration. Omega has that covered, of course, with its Tokyo 2020 collection – even postponed, 2020 is still the name of the Games. Announced earlier this year was the Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 (RM23,150). The tried-and-tested tool watch is coolly dressed for the occasion with its wave-patterned dial in white ceramic and offset with a blue ceramic bezel. Its 42mm steel case has a bracelet to match.
The Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 joins two other limited-edition watches that were announced a lifetime ago, in 2019. One of these is the sporty-elegant Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition (RM25,800) – limited to 2,020 pieces, naturally. This is the first time the Aqua Terra was outfitted with a ceramic dial, one with a polished blue finish and laser-engraved with the Games’ emblem. It has a 41mm steel case and ships with both rubber strap and steel bracelet. More recently, Omega also just released a non-limited yellow gold version of this watch in two sizes: 41mm (RM76,100) and a more feminine 38mm (RM73,200).
The other is the Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition (RM30,700). As ever, this is a serious diver’s watch rated to a depth of 600m, and here is delivered in a 39.5mm steel case with white ceramic for both bezel and dial. The seconds hand is a striking red lollipop – evoking the Japanese flag – while the ‘20’ on the bezel stands out in similar fashion. It smartens up nicely with its white leather strap, but comes with a NATO strap as well as steel bracelet for more adventurous outings. Again, it is limited to 2,020 pieces.
All three Seamasters come with their own special presentation box, and all are equipped with Omega’s anti-magnetic chronometer-certified movements – because, after all, Olympic timekeepers need be nothing if not accurate and reliable.