Tokyo Olympics: Relive the most memorable moments with these watches
The Games may be coming to a close, but you can still look back on all its greatest moments with Omega’s Tokyo 2020 commemorative timepieces.
Yes, there may have been a one-year delay, but the Tokyo Olympics surely did not disappoint with several memorable moments.
First, there was gymnast Simone Biles putting her mental health first, before returning to claim a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam finals.
Who can forget the moment where two high jumpers – Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi – decided to share a gold medal? Or when Dutch runner Sifan Hassan fell in the final lap of her 1,500m heat, only to pick herself up and come in first?
And remember when US swimmer Caeleb Dressel (who’s now an Omega ambassador) gave his gold medal to teammate Brooks Curry?
It was truly a Games to remember, and what better way to keep these memories alive than with Omega’s special edition Tokyo 2020 timepieces? Omega, after all, is the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. Pick your favourites below.
SEAMASTER DIVER 300M
For its commemorative Tokyo 2020 timepiece, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M now sports a blue and white colour scheme inspired by the emblem of the Games.
The 42mm stainless steel case of the Omega Seamaster features a blue ceramic bezel insert, with a white enamelled scale. The sapphire display back is overlaid with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem.
Other features include include a date window at 6 o’clock, and the famous Seamaster name highlighted in red.
The Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800. As a certified Master Chronometer, the timepiece is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.
It is also fitted with a free-sprung balance and a silicon balance spring, finished with rhodium-plated bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque.
SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M
While the Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 was a more subtle tribute to the Olympics, this one’s a little bolder.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M features a polished blue ceramic dial distinguished by a laser-engraved Tokyo 2020 pattern. A date window sits at 6 o’clock, while the rhodium-plated hands and indexes are filled with white Super-LumiNova.
The sapphire crystal case back features the Tokyo 2020 logo in blue. Through the glass, the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 is also visible.
Keeping in line with the blue theme, a structured blue rubber strap is attached to the case, along with polished stainless steel links. An additional stainless steel bracelet is also included in the presentation box.
SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M GOLD EDITIONS
The Olympic Games is all about who gets the gold, so why not go all out with the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Gold Editions?
Offered in either 38mm (for ladies) or 41mm (for men), both versions stand out for their radiant yellow gold cases crafted from 18K gold.
Presented on blue leather straps, the watches feature polished blue ceramic dials laser-engraved with a pattern inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem.
The full emblem can also be found on the case back, which showcases the movements for each watch – Calibre 8801 for the 38mm, and Calibre 8901 for the 41mm.
SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M
It’s only appropriate to pay homage to the host country of the 2020 Games, and the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M does this nicely.
The watch's colour palette is inspired by the Japanese flag. The white ceramic bezel features highlights the number “20” in red, while the seconds hand features a little red circle, akin to the one found on the flag.
Flip the watch over and you’ll find the in-house calibre 8800 showcased on the anti-reflective sapphire case back, along with the emblem of the 2020 Olympics.
The watch face is paired with a white alligator strap, but you will get a NATO strap and stainless steel bracelet in the presentation box.