OMEGA is the official timekeeper of the Olympics and as such they are in a unique position to showcase their wares. For 82 years they have served this role and have introduced a number of extraordinary timepieces in celebration over this long time span. The Olympics special editions typically have commemorative coloring and sometimes even unique dial or case back designs. For the 2014 Olympics in Sochi Omega has introduced some distinct offerings to cater to a wide range of aesthetic tastes.
First up is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, which is available in both a mens and women’s version. The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5 mm “Sochi 2014” Limited Edition has a black face with subtle blue, red and white markings on the scale of its unidirectional dive bezel as a nod to the Russian federation.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 37.5 mm “Sochi 2014” Limited Edition is similar to the gents version but offers an even more representative approach with a white face, blue and red markings on the scale, a blue number 9 and a red number 6 along with a white band.
In addition, both feature a special has a brushed screw-in caseback embossed with the “Sochi 2014” Olympic logo and engraved with “Si14” and the limited edition number (0000/2014). These dive watches are powered by Omega’s in-house co-axial calibre 8500 and features a helium escape valve and water resistance down to 600 meters.
If dive watches are just too macho, maybe the Omega Sochi Petrograd better floats your boat. It features an 18k gold case and wire lugs along with a burgundy strap and is modeled to resemble vintage timepieces from Omega’s museum collection. Similar to the Planet Ocean, Russia’s white, blue and red national colors are represented on the dials. The Petrograd is powered by Omega’s 2202 movement with a co-axial escapement. Only 100 units will be made available.