For more than 160 years, OMEGA has been one of the most influential watch brands. They are the official timekeepers of the Olympics and they grace James Bond’s wrist. They have seen some of the deepest ocean depths, journeyed to the moon, and hit the fairways in between. So, OMEGA manufactures several different models to highlight their achievements. So, we picked five unique OMEGA watches and model variations that may not be as familiar as some of the standards.
Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Aqua Terra pays homage to OMEGA’s rich maritime tradition. This chronograph has a deep navy dial with three white subdials. OMEGA’s 3301B self-winding mechanical movement serves as this watch’s engine. It also has a 53-hour power reserve. The signature OMEGA hippocampus, or sea horse, adorns the back of this watch and on many of their dive watches. In mythology, the hippocampi pulled Triton’s chariot through the water. So, this watch, its designed for the water.
Seamaster Olympic Collection – Rio
Celebrating the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, this watch showcases the spirit of the Olympic Games. The watch has a black bezel with markers in the colors of the Olympic rings, and the dial takes its inspiration from the iconic mosaic of the Copacabana’s sidewalk. It is one of a limited-edition production of 3016 watches. This watch has a 48-hour power reserve and OMEGA’s caliber 2500 self-winding mechanical movement powers the timepiece. It’s a celebration of the glory and triumph of sports that unites the world.
Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Collection
The Seamaster Planet Ocean is a serious dive watch. The Planet Ocean line features a helium-release valve and is water resistant to 600m. This Olympic Collection watch has a black dial, bezel, and strap with black subdials and white markings. The nod to the Games is subtle on this watch, as the rings are featured at the end of the chronograph seconds hand. This watch marries the heritage of the Planet Ocean with the world stage of sports.
Speedmaster Date 3211.31.00
The Speedmaster is one of OMEGA’s most iconic watches. It has been a part of all six lunar missions, and the modern versions give a nod to the adventuring spirit of the originals. This model has a white dial with black subdials and a date window at the 3 o’clock position. OMEGA’s calibre 1164 self-winding mechanical movement powers this timepiece and it has a 44-hour power reserve. Though the design strays a bit from a traditional Speedy, it is a beautiful representation of the line.
Speedmaster Moon Limited Edition
This Speedmaster is a 60th anniversary tribute to one of the classic 1957 models. The original Broad Arrow model inspired this model. The Broad Arrow was the first chronograph and Speedmaster to have a tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to the dial. This particular watch is one of a limited run of 3557 units. OMEGA’s caliber 1861 powers this Speedmaster and it has a power reserve of nearly 48 hours. So, you may not be able to get your hands on one of the originals, but this would be a pretty awesome substitute.
OMEGA has some rather incredible watches and a noteworthy history to go with them. Whether you choose an iconic model, or one that celebrates the traditions and partnerships of OMEGA, you can’t go wrong with one on your wrist.