As the OMEGA clock counting down to the start of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games reaches the minus one year mark, OMEGA is releasing two special limited edition watches to commemorate the milestone.
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition is being produced in 41 mm and 36.25 mm versions, each in a release of 2010 numbered pieces and featuring the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 2500.
The striking watches feature white lacquered dials and red-anodised aluminium bezel rings. These bold contrasting colours recall the Canadian flag with its proud red maple leaf against a stark white background. The white dials are also reminiscent of the snow and ice which will play such an important role in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
The watches’ connection to the Games in Vancouver is further reinforced by the coloured Olympic rings on the counterweight of the red-tipped, rhodium-plated chronograph seconds hand. Their hands and indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova which at night or in limited light conditions casts a soft blue reflection.
The Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition is equipped with professional diving features: it has a unidirectional rotating bezel, a helium-escape valve and is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres.
The caseback is embossed with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games logo which features “Ilanaak”, the symbol of the Games. It represents the figures made of piled stones which the Canadian First Nations people created to serve as greetings to anyone moving through their territories. The logo’s name, Ilanaak, was taken from the word for “friend” in Inuktitut, the name given to the variety of Inuit languages spoken in Canada.
The caseback is engraved with the Limited Edition number (0000/2010).
OMEGA will be serving as Official Olympic Timekeeper for the 24th time at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and will be carrying on a legacy dating back to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition watches ideally commemorate the Winter Games in Vancouver and OMEGA’s long relationship with the Olympic Movement.