Olympic Glory – Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial London 2012 Limited Edition
On your imprint, get set, go. The firearm fires, pushing the sprinters toward Olympic Gold, and the 2012 summer Olympics are in progress. Omega has just discovered the platform with their Olympic Collection London 2012.
What better approach to make a sprinkle at the London opening functions than with a commemorative Seamaster. 64 Years after Omega dispatched the absolute first Seamaster during the London Olympics of 1948, they discharge another Seamaster at the London Olympics of 2012. Showing very some visual likeness with the vintage version!
Omega really delivered three new Seamaster models. One of these three restricted releases for the 2012 Olympics is the restricted version Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial Chronometer. Omega deciphers the conventional Marine Chronometer with silver. From the rhodium-plated case to the opaline silver dial to the applied 18 Ct white gold hour markers, intruded on simply by the downplayed blued, little seconds hand, the watch is a rich assertion. At a smooth 39 mm, it will match pleasantly with a suit and is prepared for the transoceanic intersection to the United Kingdom.
Being an Omega, this watch is something other than a beautiful face. Its in-house, 2022 type development with co-hub escapement bespeak Omega designing, yet its 120-meter water obstruction and leather lash limit this gem to the quarterdeck. Its Chronometer assignment implies that it is COSC ensured. I like the marginally domed gem, which gives the watch a vintage feel. Not at all like numerous Marine Chronometers running on Unitas developments, there is no compelling reason to hand wind the crown since this present Chronometer’s development is a programmed with a 48-hour power hold. Without a date complication or lume, the Chronometer holds its memorable, nautical identity.
The Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial Chronometer is one of three models; the other two are chronographs, delivered in festival of the London Olympic games. The company has a rich Olympic history that ranges more than eighty years with this year marking their twenty-fifth year as Official Timekeeper. Indeed, the principal Seamaster was presented the last time London facilitated the Olympic games; that year was 1948, and the legend continues.
When you turn the watch over, the silver case offers path to a yellow gold back embellished with the London commemoration. The differentiation consumes as splendidly as the Olympic light. This is the solitary model with the yellow gold back taking after the Gold Medal. For the proprietor, such splendor is a covertness extravagance covered up against the wrist, however definitely such greatness was intended to be shared, giving one the event to think back about Olympic accomplishments yet to be, yet never forgotten.
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This article is composed by Max E. Reddick, manager of Monochrome Watches .