Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA.
During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. After stringent tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice of timepiece. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.
The first Omega Seamasters was based loosely around waterproof watches made for the Royal Navy. What made the Seamaster appealing was using an O-Ring gasket which gave it temperature and depth resistance. In 1955, the Swiss Laboratory for Watch Research tested out 50 Seamaster cases with a 60-meter depth rating. Omega was so confident that they strapped one to the outside of a plane and flew it over the North pole in 1956.
Here we have a 2021 Omega Seamaster Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition 518.104.22.168.04.001 introduced to celebrate being the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 42mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist with the twisted lugs associated with a modern Seamaster. On the right side, we have a protected screw-down crown, on the left side at 10 o’clock we have the Helium escape valve. The scalloped-edged unidirectional bezel has a ceramic blue insert with a white enamel dive scale. A domed sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides sits above a polished white ceramic dial with a laser-cut wave pattern, creating depth to the dial. An outer minute track in blue with applied disc and baton indexes coated in SuperLumiNova mark the hours. At 6 o’clock a date window. Skeletonised sword hands with luminance tips are complemented by a sweeping lollipop center second hand. Text is precisely printed in blue with a red “Seamaster”. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back with the NAIAD Lock system. The system is patented. The patent roughly states it's a locking system designed for a screw-down case back that allows the user to orient engravings in proper alignment without matching a given case back to a given case. “Naiad” is Greek for mythical water spirits.
Inside an Automatic Omega Co-Axial 8800 35 Jewels 25200 Beats per hour. A Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS,” Swiss National Metrology Institute”. The watch goes through COSC certification before being selected for the eight tests run by METAS. This movement is resistant to magnetic fields. It has a silicon balance spring that winds in both directions. Finished in Rhodium plating and decorated with Geneva waves. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Omega brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with its signed folding push-button release clasp, included in the box is an official Omega rubber strap with a signed buckle. The watch comes with its Omega presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega presentation box and paperwork. The watch is paired with its original 20mm Omega stainless steel bracelet with its signed push-button release folding clasp. Included in the box is the 20mm Omega rubber strap with a signed buckle Omega stainless steel bracelet with its signed push-button release folding clasp. The watch is from June 2021 and is sold in mint condition, as you can see. The dial with the applied disc and batons coated in luminance is in perfect condition. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.