Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘PyeongChang 2018’ Olympics Watch

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘PyeongChang 2018’ Olympics Watch

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 'PyeongChang 2018' Olympics Watch Watch Releases

To commemorate the start of the 365-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Omega has unveiled two special countdown clocks in Seoul and New York, along with the new limited-edition Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics watch. The 2016 Olympics in Rio got the Omega Seamaster 300m Rio 2016 limited edition watch, and Omega has now shifted focus to their more upmarket Planet Ocean line of watches, offering the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch in a new blue and red colorway, paying a tribute to the flag of South Korea.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 'PyeongChang 2018' Olympics Watch Watch Releases

The Planet Ocean line of watches from Omega comprises some visually striking and technically innovative dive watches, and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics feels right at home in this respect. To start with, the watch comes in a familiar 43.5mm stainless steel case which is water-resistant to a healthy 600 meters and also features a manually operated helium escape valve at 10 o'clock. Although the helium escape valve is not a function which watch wearers would use often, this vestige remains.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 'PyeongChang 2018' Olympics Watch Watch Releases

The dial on the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics watch has been rendered beautifully in polished blue ceramic (that's what the "ZrO2" on the dial refers to), which together with subtle hints of red in a few instances resonates with the Olympic theme of this watch, and representing the colors of the host country's flag. The hour markers are presented in the form of applied rhodium-plated indexes with Arabic numerals at 12, 9, and 6, and being a serious dive watch, the indexes along with the entire handset have been applied generously with Super-LumiNova. In theory, it'll look as cool as the lume on the Ploprof that our David Bredan reviewed here.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 'PyeongChang 2018' Olympics Watch Watch Releases

The unidirectional rotating bezel features a blend of ceramic and rubber, and the entire diving scale including the lume dot at 12 have been presented in Omega's Liquidmetal. Powering the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics watch is Omega's METAS-certified Co-axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. This movement operates at a frequency of 3.5Hz, offers a power reserve of 60 hours, and is the same movement which made its debut in the Omega Globemaster. The movement is well finished, and can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back, which has the words "PLANET OCEAN" and "LIMITED EDITION" engraved in blue along with the words "PyeongChang 2018" and the Olympic Winter Games logo embossed on the crystal itself.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 'PyeongChang 2018' Olympics Watch Watch Releases

Omega is going to produce 2,018 pieces, with each delivered in a special presentation box. The watch will be on a blue structured rubber strap with blue-red rubber lining but also include an extra stainless steel bracelet. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean "PyeongChang 2018" Olympics watch will be priced at CHF 6,400, about a CHF 1,000 premium over the standard model. omegawatches.com

What do you think?
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  • ??????

    Reduce the size to 41-42 mm, get rid of the nonsense HV and reduce the price by 1/2 to 3.7k – and we get an okay diver for the price.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Not quite the look am going for , which is just as well as their is zero chance of any of this limited design going on the market. Anyone wanna buy a 2nd hand Olympic watch ?, it’s not as special as i once thought.

    • Seri Park

      It’ll do well in Asia. The symbolism means something there, like the colors of the flag and the letters in the logo. If the meaning is lost in the West, that’s fine. There’s plenty of $$$ in Asia.

  • Shawn Lavigne

    omega is a great brand – awesome watches. but they do the limited edition thing waaaay too much. just my opinion.

  • Yojimbo

    tres cool

  • It’s a lot of fun to buy NOS Omega limited editions on eBay for half the MSRP two years after they’ve been released.

  • SuperStrapper

    Is that really the logo Good Korea came up with for the Olympics? What looks to be a street sign version of a bank with an asterisk? Methinks they forgot about the logo due date and phoned that one in posthaste.

    • Seri Park

      It’s more clever if you know the language.

  • Mark1884

    Looks like I am going solo on this one. I have to say that I like this watch. Omega is a solid brand, and I like the co-axial movement.
    Sure it is overpriced, is yet another “LE” and has a goofy logo on it.
    I just like the way it looks and the colors.

  • Yanko

    A joke. And the logo…the logo…

  • Jason

    Cool Colors, but seriously why would anyone buy this unless you were part of those Olympic Games… That would be the only why I could justify buying and wearing this watch.

  • WMWM

    ??

  • Lawrence

    Nobody wants rubber in the Bezel insert

  • Peter

    I love the colours, the hue of blue and red work so well together, and they are almost exactly the same shades of brilliant blue as my Seiko Turtle PADI diver, which is a fraction of the price, and for me probably just as satisfying. So, I’ll pass.

  • Peter

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04614387c03f557960b3fbc80f60cedf256171be37bb54ca6fa1c1b170c69bd8.jpg

    This works fine for me ….I meant to post in my earlier comment below but forgot…

    • Seri Park

      Er… some key differences, though… like technology.

      • Peter

        Oh absolutely, you are 1000 percent correct. But based on a classic nonetheless, and gives me great pleasure, which in the end, for me, is mostly what matters.

  • Ulysses31

    A really lazy effort for a “limited edition”. Omega has so many resources to draw on, that this is the best they can do is quite embarrassing.

  • Mr. Snrub

    I’d buy and wear it based on:
    a) It’s an Omega
    b) The color scheme is bold and lovely
    c) I’m a rabid hockey fan
    d) There is nothing on the dial or strap that scream OLYMPICS BRAH

    • Ulysses31

      I like the way “Snrub” thinks…

  • Seri Park

    A lot of people in Asia will snatch it up.