The Olympic Games through its inception ages ago had been carrying history with itself at each version of the event. One of these versions, which happened in 1948, was a historic one for the city of London as it was the debutant host for the Olympics, with Omega as its official timekeeper. Hence, that’s when the first Seamaster version of the timepiece was launched. In 2012, when history will repeat itself by Olympics being held in the same city, and Omega has decided to commemorate the event by this limited edition London 2012 timepiece.
Omega was decided as the official timekeeper of the London 2012 Olympics, has the luxury watchmaker had done in 25 such previous occasions, with the venues being different. The watch it has decided to launch is a limited edition one with only 1948 pieces for sale, which also marks the historic year for the UK capital city. The 39mm wide, polished and brushed stainless steel casing is bestowed with a polished bezel and lugs, and the side crown of the watch bearing the Ω logo. The back of the casing, which has been done in yellow gold, has the 2012 London Olympics logo engraved to recall the event and laying importance on it. The dial has is an opaline silver one with the seconds dial located near the 6 ‘o’clock slot, which has a blue hand moving in it. The numeric at the 12, 3, 6 & 9’o’clock slots are done up in white gold in the Arabic numerical font. Talking of its main source of power, is the special Omega 2202 caliber chronometer which has the co-axial escapement , extending the length and time for this timepiece won’t stop what it does best: showing time! The water resistance level of the watch is 400 feet, making it pretty sturdy as well.
All those who have a taste and the cash for horological masterpieces, this watch makes sure that you wait for the London 2012 Olympics, not just for the sheer pride of games and the excitement, but also for supreme example of art and engineering bound together.