With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ready to begin, Omega — the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932 — has just revealed a new set of commemorative timepieces: a trio of vintage-inspired Seamasters. The new watches, interestingly, eschew the modern dive watch aesthetic of the Seamaster, instead, calling back to the ubiquitous Seamaster-branded dress watches of the ’50s and ’60s. As such, the watch has a sleek 39.5mm case design done up in yellow, “Canopus” (white) and “Sedna” (red) gold, a reference to the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded at the games.
The gold cases are paired with a domed dial made from fired enamel. The eggshell white face also features a retro red Omega logo at 12 o’clock. But while the watch is a callback to some of the best everyday watches the brand made back in the day, the movement inside — Omega’s self-winding, Co-Axial chronometer caliber — is a completely modern upgrade.
Unsurprisingly, these will pricey: prices start approximately $17,077 (16,000 Swiss Francs) for the yellow and red gold versions and go to around $18,677 (17,500 Swiss Francs) for the white gold version. If you’re looking for a similar (and significantly cheaper) option, Omega also launched another vintage-style Seamaster in steel with a selection of stopwatch-inspired dials — they’ll retail for $5,400.
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