OMEGA Minus 188 Days Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph Limited Edition, Beijing 2008

Unveiled 188 days prior to the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph Limited Edition offered two versions: one combines 18-carat red gold and stainless steel; the other is made of stainless steel. Limited to 2008 numbered pieces each, they feature the five coloured Olympic rings as a counterweight on the chronograph seconds hand.

The Beijing Aqua Terra Chronographs have a bold black dial with a silver 30 minute totalizer at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer and date window at 6 o’clock and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The polished stainless steel caseback is stamped with the Beijing 2008 Olympic logo and engraved with the Limited Edition number.

These distinctive watches are powered by the exclusive OMEGA calibre 3301 self-winding chronograph with a 52-hour power reserve, official chronometer certification and column-wheel chronograph mechanism, as well as OMEGA’s proprietary free sprung-balance, which ensures the stability of the watch’s performance over long periods of use.Both models have a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides and are water-resistant to 150 meters/500 feet.

Technical details
Model: Beijing 2008 « —188 Days » Aqua Terra Chronograph

Exclusive OMEGA calibre 3301
Self-winding chronograph
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 33
Frequency: 28’000 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 52 hours
OMEGA free sprung-balance

Diameter: 42.20 mm & Height: 14.30 mm
Water resistant up to: 150 m (500 ft)
Polished and brushed casebody in stainless steel
Polished bezel in stainless steel or 18 Ct red gold
Crown and pushers in stainless steel or 18 Ct red gold, screw-in crown with OMEGA logo
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in stainless steel caseback stamped with Beijing Olympic 2008 medallion, engraved with limited edition number

Central hour-minute hands, small seconds at 9H, date window at 6H
Central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute recorder at 3H, 12-hour recorder at 6H

Black dial with opaline silver recorders
Applied Omega name-logo in 18 Ct gold, flat facetted
Applied trapeze indexes in 18 Ct gold with Super-LumiNova inserts around outer edge
Transferred pulsometer scale on outer ring

Facetted 18 Ct red gold or rhodium plated hour-minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova
18 Ct red gold or rhodium plated central chronograph hand coated with Super-LumiNova, bearing the 5-colour Olympic rings as counterweight
18 Ct red gold or rhodium plated seconds- and recorders’ hands

Brushed stainless steel bracelet
Fitting: 21 mm between lugs

Limited Edition of 2008 pieces each
Gold 18 Ct (estimation): case ~12.40 g (for steel-red gold model)

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