Getting Ready for Tokyo 2020

Omega Releases Five Japan-Only Speedmasters in Anticipation of the 2020 Olympics

July 24, 2018 Watches By

Omega’s been the official timekeeper for the Olympics for decades, and that means that every summer and winter game, there’s a bevy of limited edition pieces made to celebrate. Unwilling to waste any time, Omega has already launched its first set of Olympic watches for the 2020 games in Tokyo: a quintet of Speedmasters.

Based on the venerable Speedmaster Professional, the limited edition maintains many of the specs and features watch enthusiasts are familiar with: a 42mm case, Omega’s Caliber 1861 hand-winding chronograph, and a tachymeter bezel, to name a few. The differences come in the form of five colorways inspired by the hues of the five Olympic rings: there’s a blue-and-white dial variant, a gold-trimmed version representing yellow, a panda dial representing black, a reference with a green tachymeter bezel and a red bezel version as well.

Here’s the rub: in addition to being limited edition pieces, they’re reserved only for Japan, though there are certain ways around tthis. Each colorway will be produced in a run of 2,020 examples and, if you’re a very high-rolling Olympics and watch fan, you can buy all five in one box (55 sets will be made available). The watches will start at $6,115 (680,400 yen) and will go up to $7,570 (842,400 yen) for the gold-trimmed pieces.

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