4 New Omega Watches To Count Down To The Paris Olympics With

Meet the vintage-inspired special-edition Omega Speedmaster Chronoscopes commemorating the Paris Olympics 2024
Meet the vintage-inspired special-edition Omega Speedmaster Chronoscopes commemorating the Paris Olympics 2024

We’re down to the last 80 days before the 2024 Olympic Games begin in Paris, and Omega, the official Olympic timekeeper since 1932, has launched its latest special commemorative editions, this time based on the Speedmaster collection’s Chronoscope series, distinguished by its two-counter presentation.

At 43mm, the four vintage-inflected models feature while opaline dials bearing three concentric timing scales—tachymeter (to measure speed), pulsometer (pulse), and telemeter (distance)—in a design that harks back to the aesthetic from the 1940s. In stainless steel with an anodised aluminium bezel, or in Omega’s proprietary fade-resistant yellow-gold alloy, Moonshine Gold, with a ceramic bezel, and paired with either a bracelet in the same material as the case or a black calfskin strap, the models combine gold, black and white, the colours of the logo of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games.

The closed caseback features a stamped medallion with a mirror-polished Paris 2024 emblem against a base of frosted metal. (The emblem—combining gold, a stylised Olympic flame, and a woman’s face to stand for Marianne, the personification of the French Republic—is designed as a three-fold tribute to this year’s Games.)

Powering the four Speedmaster Chronoscopes is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908/9909, certified by the Bern-based Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) for superior precision, performance and magnetic resistance.

This duo comes after the Seamaster Diver 300m Paris 2024 special edition launched last July to mark the one-year countdown to the start of the Games and also Omega’s 31st turn as the event’s official timekeeper. The 42mm watch is available only at the brand’s Paris boutiques, making it bona fide souvenir for those attending the Games in person.

The Seamaster Diver 300m Paris 2024 special edition is composed of a stainless steel case and bracelet, together with a Moonshine Gold bezel. Its laser-engraved white ceramic dial bears the wave pattern found on most members of the Seamaster Diver 300m family, while the date display at 6 o’clock employs the custom Art Deco–inspired typeface specially developed for the Paris 2024 games, and the central seconds hand is decorated with the Paris 2024 emblem.

Like the Olympics-themed Speedmaster Chronoscopes, the Seamaster Diver 300m Paris 2024 special edition comes with a closed commemorative caseback and a polished Moonshine Gold medallion in the form of the Paris 2024 logo inlayed on textured laser-ablated steel. Within the case resides the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800, also certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. The Quick Change System lets wearers switch between steel bracelets, rubber straps, and the Paris 2024 NATO straps.

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