Move over Big Ben

Timekeeping: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 44 London Chrono

Who doesn’t love the Olympics? Well, instead of having the multicolored rings emblazoned on your hairy chest while rooting for your favorite Olympian, why not don something a few notches up on the classy scale? For the 2012 Olympic games in London, Omega commemorates the 25th time they have acted as the Official Timekeeper of the games with the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 44 London Chronograph. As the name denotes, the stainless steel case is a good but not wall-clock sized 44mm in diameter with both polished and brushed elements. A proprietary Swiss Omega Automatic Co-Axial Escapement movement powers the 18 carat gold hands that are coated in ultra-bright white Superluminova for excellent low light visibility. Water resistant to 500 feet, you can attempt to poorly re-enact any moves by your favorite water-polo team (surely the watch will fare better than you will). The design is touched off by a blue PVD coated face in the requisite Aqua Terra teak pattern, a nice small seconds dial at the 9 o’clock position and the very distinct stamped caseback displaying the London 2012 Olympic emblem. A second version utilizes a rose gold and stainless steel case with a black leather deployment band. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Pricing has yet to be announced.

Price: TBA