This week marked a year to go until the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the event’s official Timekeeper Omega is starting its own build up with the release of two limited edition Seamaster watches.
Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games 28 times since 1932 and has used each occasion to make advances timekeeping technologies in the world of sport.
The Swatch Group-owned flagship watch brand is building on the momentum of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and its links to the Omega Speedmaster.
Seamaster watches take centre stage at the Olympics, with new Aqua Terra and Planet Ocean models unveiled 12 months ahead of the opening ceremony in Tokyo.
The 41mm stainless steel Aqua Terra has a ceramic dial for the first time, which has a polished blue finish and a laser-engraved Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. The emblem also appears on a crystal case back through which the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 can be seen.
Sold with a blue rubber strap and steel bracelet, the watch is made in a limited run of 2,020 pieces.
The Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020, also restricted to a limited edition production of 2,020, aims to bring a taste of Japan to its styling.
Its 39.5 mm steel case has a white ceramic bezel ring with its diving scale in Omega-patented Liquidmetal with the number 20 on the bezel is filled with red liquid ceramic to mark the year 2020.
A varnished red dot has been added to the end of its central seconds hand to represent the rising sun of the Japanese flag. It comes with an interchangeable white leather strap, Nato strap and stainless steel bracelet.
Its Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 can be seen through a sapphire crystal caseback with a transferred Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem.