With the 2020 Tokyo Summer time Olympics postponed to this previous July as a result of COVID-19, the countdown for the 2022 Winter Video games in Beijing is already within the house stretch. As per its custom as Official Olympic Timekeeper, Omega launched a special-edition timepiece, marking one yr to the beginning of the Video games, again in February. Now, as we transfer inside 100 days until the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, Omega follows up that mannequin with the Seamaster Aqua Terra Beijing 2022 version, distinguished by an icy-white, textured ceramic dial meant to evoke the ambiance of winter sports activities.
Framed inside the skinny bezel of the 41-mm chrome steel case, and coated by a domed sapphire crystal, the dial has a frosted end that calls to thoughts the snow-covered mountain peaks and icy expanses that host Olympic competitions resembling snowboarding, bobsledding, pace skating, and ice hockey. The stark, chill-evoking aesthetic is emphasised by the blued arms and indices, that are additionally coated with Tremendous-LumiNova. Pink particulars, such because the numerals on the quarter-hour factors on the minute observe, and the classical “Seamaster” script beneath the blued Omega brand, present a refined heat distinction. A blue date numeral seems in an aperture at 6 o’clock.
Hooked up to a stainless-steel three-link bracelet, the case has a stable again, with the scalloped edge attribute of the Aqua Terra household, internet hosting a reduction engraving of the Beijing 2022 brand. Behind the caseback ticks the Omega Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer Caliber 8900, an in-house computerized motion that meets the official chronometer requirements of the Swiss testing company COSC in addition to the eight standards of the Swiss METAS certification, together with the power to withstand magnetic fields to a degree of 15,000 gauss. It’s outfitted with Omega’s acquainted co-axial escapement and its adorned rotor provides two series-connected spring barrels with a 60-hour energy reserve.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Beijing 2022 is delivered in a particular Olympic Video games-themed presentation field and comes with a five-year guarantee. It’s obtainable now, priced at $6,200.