Omega and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Omega, Official Timekeeper of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, welcomes three-time World Champion and three-time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White to Beijing. The American champion is wearing the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer chronograph, with a 45.5 mm case in 18K Sedna™ gold and a black ceramic dial. The bezel, also in black ceramic, features a Ceragold graduated scale. The watch is powered by the Omega calibre 9901, an automatic winding mechanical movement with a coaxial escapement and 60-hour power reserve. Returning to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which will end on 20th February, it should be noted that they represent an important milestone for Omega: it will be the Bienne-based company's 30th participation as official timekeeper for the event, a role it first held in 1932. In addition to the new technologies developed for these Olympic Games, the Maison has brought out two special edition watches, a Seamaster Aqua Terra and a Seamaster Diver 300M. The star of the first of the two models is the white ceramic dial with a frosted finish, an ice-effect look reminiscent of the sports disciplines that characterise the Winter Olympics. Enlivening this candid colouring is the blue of the hour markers and hands and the red of the minute track at the quarters, as well as the Seamaster name just below 12 o'clock. At the heart of the watch, made entirely of steel (the case measures 41 mm), is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900, which is concealed beneath the caseback decorated with the Beijing 2022 emblem and the wavy edges characteristic of the Aqua Terra collection. Again ceramic, but in blue and with a laser-engraved wave motif, for the dial of the Diver, which, water-resistant to 30 atmospheres, pays homage to the Games with the five iconic colours of the Olympic rings for the even-numbered hour markers; together with the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games logo embossed on the case back. The case, which measures just a millimetre more than the Aqua Terra (we are at 42 mm), is also in steel, as is the bracelet (an extra extension is available for divers), while the bezel features a grade 5 titanium ring with an embossed graduated scale. It is equipped with the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 calibre.

Prices: €6,200 (Seamaster Aqua Terra); €6,200 (Seamaster Diver 300M); €32,100 (Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer).