Swiss brand Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic games for over 90 years. It all started back in 1932, at the Los Angeles Olympics, which marked the introduction of the three-level winner’s podium and the assignment of one company to time the events. Now, in exactly one year’s time, the world will be turning its attention to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, and Omega will mark its 31st participation as Official Timekeeper. As a tribute to this involvement and to celebrate the upcoming Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, Omega is released in a Paris 2024 special edition watch, based on its classic Seamaster Diver 300M.
Only available for now in the Paris-based boutiques of the brand (7 in total), this new Seamaster Paris 2024 Edition is a luxurious version of an all-time classic of the brand, intended to evoke the coveted medals that every athlete strives for. As such, while sharing most of its specifications with a standard edition of the Seamaster Diver 300M, this new model adds touches of gold and new colours to the equation. Thus, the 42mm case with its signature lyre-shaped lugs and its helium escape valve at 10 o’clock is made mostly of stainless steel, but brings several touches of Omega’s proprietary yellow gold alloy known as Moonshine. The unidirectional bezel’s insert is here done in 18k Moonshine gold with a laser-structured diving scale in positive relief, and a single dot of Super-LumiNova at 12 o’clock. The hammered texture contrasts with the polished raised numerals and markers, creating a striking 3D effect.
Other than this evolution, the rest of the case remains identical, with a 13.7mm thickness and 50mm lug-to-lug measurement, a screw-in crown and caseback, a domed sapphire crystal on top and a 300m water-resistance. No gold has been used for the crown or valve, making this model different from a classic two-tone version. The back of this Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 is, however, unique. No more sapphire exhibition back here, but instead a solid steel element with the distinctive logo Paris 2024 on an 18k Moonshine gold medallion, polished against a laser-ablated background. It is complemented by stamped Paris 2024 words and the emblematic Olympic Rings in stainless steel, which are polished on a frosted structure.
Adding to the exclusivity of this edition, the dial has been updated with several distinctive elements. Using a white ceramic base, it features a mate finish with polished waves in positive relief – while standard models have a polished base with waves engraved in negative relief. The markers and hands are matching the bezel and are done in 18k Moonshine gold. Two small details make the connection with the Paris 2024 Olympics, such as the Games’ typography used on the date disc and the Games’ emblem on the central seconds hand.
Inside the case is the classic in-house and Master Chronometer certified automatic Calibre 8800, with anti-magnetic properties, co-axial escapement and 55h power reserve. The most interesting feature on the back, however, might well be the small pushers on the inner side of the lugs… Indeed, entirely new for the Seamaster Diver 300M is a new, patented Quick Change System, which will allow owners to switch effortlessly between the included stainless steel bracelet or a Quick Change rubber strap in either blue, white or red. The steel bracelet is closed by a practical rack-and-push extendable foldover clasp with extra diver extension. Also, a dedicated Paris 2024 collection of NATO straps will be released for the occasion.
Availability & Price
Released as a special but not limited edition, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 Edition (ref. 522.214.171.124.04.001) is for now only available from the brand’s Paris-based boutiques. It will be priced at EUR 8,900, CHF 8,200 or USD 8,700. It is delivered in a special Olympic-themed presentation box.
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