Reviews: The Omega Beijing 2022 Olympics Collection
Omega is the brand even occasionally draws criticism from some simply due to the number of special edition pieces that it produces each year. For the Year 2022, Omega comes up with The Olympic Games for Beijing 2022 Winter Games. In February 2022, OMEGA will proudly serve the world’s best winter athletes as they compete on the world stage.
For this thrilling edition of the Olympic Winter Games, 109 events are scheduled to take place, with OMEGA timing every second. As the Official Timekeeper, we’ll be recording dreams once again, and producing a special watch in tribute to the occasion.
In 2022, it will be China’s turn to host the greatest show on snow and OMEGA will be there, measuring every dramatic moment as Official Timekeeper. To mark the occasion we’ve produced a special edition Diver 300M in steel, with eye-catching tributes to the historic winter sports event, on both the dial and case back.
Omega has two collections for celebration:
1. DIVER 300M: CO‑AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 42 MM “Beijing 2022”
To celebrate the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, OMEGA presents this exclusive Special Edition timepiece from the Seamaster Diver 300M collection.
Delivered inside a special presentation box, the 42 mm watch is crafted from stainless steel and includes a grade 5 titanium bezel ring with a diving scale in positive relief. On the sun-brushed blue ceramic [ZrO2] dial, you will find laser-engraved waves along with rhodium-plated indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova.
As a special tribute to Beijing 2022, there are also five special minute-markers at 2H, 4H, 8H, 10H and 12H, with each one created in the five colours of the iconic Olympic Rings.
Finally, the polished and brushed caseback includes a stamped Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 emblem, while OMEGA’s patented NAIAD LOCK system keeps all the engravings in perfect alignment. Behind the caseback sits the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, guaranteeing the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
MOVEMENT CALIBRE OMEGA 8800
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions. Rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque.
2. AQUA TERRA 150M: CO‑AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 41 MM “Beijing 2022”
To celebrate the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, OMEGA has crafted this exclusive Seamaster Aqua Terra timepiece with a number of unique details.
Delivered inside a special Olympic Games presentation box, the 41 mm watch is built in stainless steel and includes a white ceramic dial with a special frosted finish pattern and date display. The hands and diamond-brushed indexes are blued and filled with white Super-LumiNova, while the colour red is used for the “Seamaster” name and the four quarter numbers on the blue minute track.
On the caseback, OMEGA has included a stamped Beijing 2022 emblem, surrounded by a wave-edged design. The watch is set on a stainless steel bracelet with OMEGA’s patented screw and pin system, and is driven by the impressive OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.
MOVEMENT CALIBRE OMEGA 8900
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions. Time zone function. Special luxury finish with rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque.