Omega is Counting Down to The Olympics with Some of The Most Exquisite Timepieces

The Olympic games may or may not be the most watched sporting event in the world right now, but at Omega, that is of no importance. For the Swiss horologie brand, it is the event that offers the perfect canvas for the design and launch of collectible timepieces perfect for every activity, from sporting events to a formal night out. After the launch of the special-edition Seamaster Diver last year, it is back with two — or if you would, four — special-edition Speedmaster Chronoscopes.

Omega speedmaster chronoscope stainless steel
Omega is back with two new designs to celebrate the Olympic games in Paris. Image courtesy of Omega

Both the Seamaster Diver and Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 special edition models share certain similar characteristics. For one, they all feature the colours of the 2024 Olympics which are black, gold and white. Also, the case back on all the models is closed and frosted to showcase the 2024 Paris logo and Olympic rings.

But that is about as similar as both the Seamaster and the Speedmaster will get.

Omega seamaster diver paris 2024 special edition
The Seamaster Diver special edition features the official Paris 2024 art deco typography and is water resistant up to 1000 feet. Image courtesy of Omega

The Seamaster Diver is a 42mm stainless steel affair that contrasts rather nicely with its Moonshine Gold bezel (Moonshine Gold being the proprietory yellow gold alloy of Omega that it says is more resistant to fading and lustre) and blends beautifully with its white ceramic dial that includes polished waves in positive relief and the official Paris 2024 Paris typography in black.

The speedmaster chronoscope in moonshine gold
The Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 special edition includes a tachymeter, a pulsometer and a telemeter to measure speed, pulse and distance respectively. Image courtesy of Omega

The Speedmaster Chronoscope on the other hand is offered in either Moonshine Gold or in classic stainless steel casebacks. The first, a full Moonshine Gold model affixed to an equally full gold bracelet, features a white opaline dial with black subdials and a contrasting black ceramic bezel. A second version comes affixed to black calfskin leather.

The speedmaster chronoscope is fuelled by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 9909
The Speedmaster Chronoscope runs on the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 9909. Image courtesy of Omega

Also in this mini-collection is a stunning stainless steel variant that is very much like its gold cousin, the only difference being its stainless steel case back and bracelet. There is also a calfskin leather version that’s perforated with a white rubber insert.

The Paris 2024 special-edition watches come in special boxes
Each of the timepieces comes in a specially-branded box. Image courtesy of Omega

Both the Seamaster Diver and Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 edition timepieces come in a rather beautiful white presentation box, complete with Paris 2024 detailing that matches the Omega Countdown Clock at Port de la Bourdonnais. Prices range from $9,800 to $51,400 for the Speedmaster Chronoscope, while the Seamaster Diver costs $8,900. All can be purchased at Omega’s Paris boutiques, so, if you would be at the Games, treating yourself to one is like getting a bonafide souvenir that would last you long after the Olympics has come to an end.

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