This limited edition timepiece was launched in 2009 to celebrate OMEGA’s partnership with 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Launched in one year before for the games, the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition was produced (in 41 mm and 36.25 mm versions) in a release of 2010 numbered pieces. These timepieces are equipped with the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 2500.
The striking watches feature white lacquered dials and red-anodised aluminium bezel rings. These bold contrasting colours recall the Canadian flag with its proud red maple leaf against a stark white background. The white dials are also reminiscent of the snow and ice, and further reinforced by the coloured Olympic rings on the counterweight of the red-tipped, rhodium-plated chronograph seconds hand. Their hands and indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova which at night or in limited light conditions casts a soft blue reflection.
The Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition is equipped with professional diving features: it has a unidirectional rotating bezel, helium-escape valve and is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres.
The caseback is embossed with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games logo which features “Ilanaak”, the symbol of the Games. It represents the figures made of piled stones which the Canadian First Nations people created to serve as greetings to anyone moving through their territories. The logo’s name, Ilanaak, was taken from the word for “friend” in Inuktitut, the name given to the variety of Inuit languages spoken in Canada. The caseback is engraved with the Limited Edition number (0000/2010).