Afew years ago, I visited my first Olympics event in Sochi, Russia, with Omega to appreciate the importance of the global event in terms of bringing people together in addition to the impactful role that Omega seamaster diver 300m co-axial 41 mm replica watch plays as the official timekeeper — a function they have held since 1932 when the first modern Olympics was held in Los Angeles. Seeing the opening ceremony and some of the Olympic competition events in Rio de Janeiro and experiencing the impressive nature of the deeply emotional event, I continue to get enthused by Omega’s participation. The games, after all, are among the last forms of healthy competition between the world’s nations, and although it is designed to have both winners and losers, nobody who takes part in it loses in the chance to bridge perceptual gaps and locate cultural commonalities.
One of those things about the Olympics I did not realize before Rio was how, along with the Olympics symbols, the sole other symbol you will really see when the events are (and spectated in person) is that the Omega logo. Given that millions upon millions of individuals see the Olympics each time it’s held, that the Omega seamaster diver 300m co-axial 41 mm blue replica emblem is presented as part of several things related to timing and measuring must be hugely positive for the Swiss watch manufacturer. So much so that I can only imagine the intense pressure from other significant partners and patrons of the Olympics also wanting their names to be exhibited in a way even modestly similar to that enjoyed by Omega.
That said, Omega has an assortment of goals in their continuing work with the Olympics that are along with ensuring timing is both fair and accurate. These targets include connecting with athletes and consumers alike. People sometimes forget that people and athletes known for functionality are a remarkably significant part the appeal of several sports watches. Trainers are watch customers too, and Omega really awards all the US athletes who qualifies to compete in the Olympics their entry 38.5millimeter Seamaster Aqua Terra quartz watch which retails under $3,000. Omega is providing them a taste of a new they will hopefully become lovers of for the long run, and rewards their own participation in the events using a timepiece to begin their trip timepiece appreciation.
How Omega celebrates the Olympics isn’t always viewable on television or at the media. Being at these occasions with them grants some special privileges that just luxury companies seem to eliminate. At Rio de Janeiro, it was a private cocktail and dinner on peak of the town in Corcovado. Most people know that as the location of the famed”Christ the Redeemer” statue which overlooks the city and is among the most recognizable man-made objects on the planet. The Swiss can be quite slick when they want something, also thanks to Omega seamaster diver 300m 42mm fake watches, myself and other guests of the brand is now able to say we have not just seen this man-made miracle of the Earth, but we also drank champagne and ate there while laughing and checking out each others’ watches. That was a good night indeed.
Since 1993, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M has changed a whole lot, but so has Omega’s bigger collection of diving watches. It now exists as their utility-oriented diver next to other equally practical but more”lifestyle”-themed versions like the Seamaster Planet Ocean and the Seamaster 300. Yes, there is some name confusion because there is one watch called the Seamaster 300M and one called the Seamaster 300.
In 41mm broad and 13.07mm thick in steel, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is extremely comfy. It is also very distinctive. While it would probably be erroneous to suggest that no one has emulated the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, the opinion has not yet been replicated (either in total or in part) such as the Rolex Submariner has, as an example.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is small in proportions and has a nice, moderate size onto the wrist. It’s a touch bigger than the Submariner and thinner than pretty much all the other Omega dive watches. Omega does create a 39mm-wide version of the Seamaster Planet Ocean, but people who are readily thicker compared to the comparatively svelte lines of this Omega seamaster diver 300m co-axial master chronometer 42mm clone Seamaster Diver 300M which does have a comparatively thin profile on the wrist compared to most of the brand’s other athletic watches.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M five-link polished/brushed bracelet was designed as a sort of diver edition of the Speedmaster bracelet with a few more curves and a diver’s extension bracelet. It is a damn comfy bracelet with a bit of modern aesthetic charm which will bring 1990’s nostalgia to anyone who was a watch lover in that decade. The bezel and dial are entirely new and have stayed thematically the same as the first Seamaster 300M came out.
Look closely at the black dial and you’ll really see waves. Not just any waves, but rather a wave-style pattern made in the layout found in certain public sidewalk regions of the famed Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Nearby this iconic floor texturing was one of Omega’s more special fixtures during the Rio Olympics called the”Omega House.” This exceptional installation has Omega watch-themed rooms also is among the more interesting venues visitors and residents could see during the Olympic games.
I don’t claim to understand much about Rio de Janeiro — and I didn’t get to see a lot of it this time around. The topography of the city (perhaps not the biggest in Brazil) is a picture of urban sprawl and energy. Very densely inhabited, Rio residents seem to build along with one another, together with Lego-type (both in colour and style) buildings framed by electrical wiring and set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains.
As a limited edition, the Rio Olympics theme with this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 is thankfully light. People at major watch brands like Omega appear to have gotten the message that clients do not want kitschy small variations with overly emphasized connections in the dial to whatever associated event a limited-edition watch is supposed to honor. Really, all that makes this view exceptional would be the bezel numeral colors and the particular pattern on the dial. What you have that is cool is an engraving of this Rio 2016 Olympics logo on the rear of the situation done in relief. It is quite tasteful, to be certain. But is the watch appealing to those that didn’t go to the Rio games?
The reason is that the opinion is trendy independent of their connection to the Olympics. The engraving on the back of the watch really tells you around once the watch was released (which will be a wonderful reminder for you or prospective owners years from today ), along with the layout differences (such as the ring logo colors on the bezel) are a reminder of just how important the Olympics are into the brand. Therefore, while this is really a Rio 2016 view, it is also generally only a cool Omega seamaster diver 300m master co-axial replica watches Seamaster Diver 300M that also seizes the opportunity to take some style influence from the Olympic planet.
Not everyone will like the colours printed in lacquer on the otherwise black ceramic bezel. With the black of the bezel itself you have all of the Olympics colors found in the well-known interlocking rings emblem which also has blue, yellow, red, and green. The added shade does take away a bit from the cold determination of this timepiece for a tool, however it does give a little excess character to a classic. Including a little unexpected colour is a time-honored way of providing a fun little twist into something otherwise familiar and conservative — which makes it attractive to present fans (and new ones) around again.
Despite the fact that Omega doesn’t really participate in the business of the Olympics besides working with the partners for event timing and recording functions, it’s a guest of the hosting town given that its name and lots of the new people are found for the total Olympic games interval which spans about a couple of weeks. This means that not only does Omega participate in the matches in various functions, but Omega as a company develops its own internal background and memories of Olympics each two years that there’s an event to be a part of. I say all of this to mention how distinct and truly exceptional Omega’s relationship with the Olympics is in the scope of luxury watch brand partnerships.
The feeling of joy when an athlete wins, or perhaps when there is a disappointing defeat is almost tangible in the area when you see any specific competition. Seeing the Olympics on television is simply not exactly like being there where the battle for excellence is really electric. Anyone who watches the Olympics knows that for the most part moments and portions of seconds count when determining winners. I was fortunate enough to be watching if a Hungarian woman set a new world record in a particular swimming event. She not only won, of course, but beat the present world record by about two full seconds. In the world of records that’s a huge margin, and properly being able to record it’s vital. In another occasion during that same session, a male Japanese swimmer narrowly beat a Australian swimmer by about 0.15 seconds. If the Olympics does not engender a bunch of highly influential individuals to be utterly obsessed with time and time, then I simply do not know what will. Many (obviously, not all) of these winners from around the world will grow up (or grow into) being luxury watch lovers only because of the importance that time had in both their training and their achievement. This is simply one of many intriguing and likely unintentional positive side effects Omega receives from its dedicated involvement with the Olympics every two years.
Speaking of timekeeping, let’s return to the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 Limited Edition, which using its own colours both matches the character of Rio de Janeiro in addition to the Olympic games . Inside the watch is your Omega caliber 2500 motion which is an interesting mechanism. The 2500 was one of those first movements to utilize a functioning industrial variant of this Co-Axial Escapement tech Omega bought from George Daniels and spent years attempting to mass produce. The 2500 automatic motion starts with a base ETA grade (Omega is possessed by the Swatch Group that also owns the watch movement-maker ETA) and then uses a distinctive Co-Axial Escapement system. Though Omega could likely get away with calling this motion in house, it is in truth a hybrid between their own components and people out of ETA (again, same parent company). Omega rather uses the more precise term”exclusive” to define the movement.
You should further know that this modern version of this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M uses the most recent edition of the 2500 movement (referred to as the caliber 2500d, which is the fourth iteration of the motion ). Since its debut Omega has made a collection of modifications to it in order to improve its reliability and functionality. When the newest edition of the Diver 300M came out, Omega updated the movement from the 2500c into the 2500d which eventually provides a full three-level co-axial escapement (which is what George Daniels wanted all along) which Omega was finally able to industrialize also offers the best stability. The Co-Axial Escapement technology has been meant to raise the accuracy of the movement with time, and further decrease time between service intervals (it is claimed a Co-Axial Escapement from the 2500d has double the service life as a conventional Swiss lever escapement). When Omega moved from the 2500b into the 2500c, they left the interesting switch in the 4Hz (28,800bph) movement frequency to the exotic 3.5Hz number (25,200bph). Power book for the automated caliber 2500 movement is 48 hours, and the motion is a COSC-certified Chronometer. Rob in Topper Jewelers offer more information about the contemporary history of this Omega 2500 Co-Axial motion family within this article here.
When Omega introduced this Rio 2106 variant of this Seamaster Diver 300M to retailers, it was so well-received that they decided to grow the volume of the limited-edition run. The initial limited edition number was of course supposed to be 2,016 bits. Omega later upped that number to 3,016 pieces due to popular demand. Trust me saying that the typically conservative and inflexible Swiss likely had some serious persuading by their sales staff in order to create a number for the limited-edition run which was over 2,016 pieces.
You do not need to acquire the Rio 2016 edition of this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M to enjoy this iconic modern dive watch, but it might be the one for me because I enjoy classic designs with a spin. It might also be up there with a fundamental Speedmaster as a must-have watch for collectors seeking a really well-rounded range of watches which epitomize the modern landscape of timepieces which does not only look good, but that helped so many people get into nice watches to start with. Limited to 3,016 pieces, cost for the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 Limited Edition reference 518.104.22.168.01.001 watch is $4,900.