The Olympic Official Timekeeper doesn’t leverage any of Omega’s existing collections or design language, which has been the modus operandi for pretty much every prior Olympic edition, save for the actual watches and instruments developed by Cheap Omega Replica for use by game officials. It’s these timekeeping instruments – the same ones used to measure the rise and fall of world records – upon which the collection is based. The last addition to this collection was inspired by the pocket watches built by Omega to time the 1932 games in Los Angeles.
Inspiration aside, it’s a design that Omega has transferred exceptionally well to wrist form – particularly in the case’s restrained 39.5mm proportions and compact lug-to-lug length. Par for Omega’s modern mid-sized Omega Replica watches, the 8800 Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement is deployed, which has a date and 55 hours of power reserve, but lacks the independently adjustable hour hand, characterized by the 8900 series movements.Each of the five editions is fitted with a matching anodized ring upon which the names of all the games Omega has timed since 1932 are displayed.
Legibility is excellent, thanks to the high-contrast layout of the Replica Watches black dial center, white outer minute track, and flat paddle hands. You might notice how the black tip of the minute hand extends ever so slightly into the white minute track – a particularly nice touch that brings balance between the two contrasting dial regions. Running the very outer edge of the dial is a pulse reader color-matched to the seconds hand, and separated by three 20-second timing intervals, enabling the wearer to roughly gauge their fitness by calculating their heart rate.
Now, it’s probably worth mentioning that this is a Seamaster in name only – aside from the signature twisted lugs, there’s nothing about the new Olympic Collection that would suggest any carry-over from Luxury Replica Watches current Seamaster offerings. Hell, being based on a stopwatch used to measure speed nearly defaults it to being a Speedmaster, but that’s an argument for another day. It’s hardly a knock against the collection though, as this is ultimately a sporty and handsome watch in its own right, and one that should age with a little more grace than the more thematic Olympic editions.