The very first OMEGA Seamaster was launched in 1948, the last time London hosted the Olympic Games. To commemorate the 2012 Games, OMEGA is launching the Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012” Limited Edition. It is being introduced a year to the day before the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in London.
OMEGA will be serving as Official Timekeeper for the 25th time at the London 2012 Olympic Games; fittingly, the brand was also responsible for the timekeeping at the 1948 Games.
The Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012” Limited Edition is a redesign of OMEGA’s first automatic Seamaster and stands as a timeless classic – as stylish now as it was more than sixty years ago. It features a 39 mm polished and brushed stainless steel case with a polished bezel and lugs. Its crown is embossed with a vintage Ω logo. An 18 Ct yellow gold medallion embossed with the London 2012 Olympic Games logo is fixed in the caseback. The watch is water resistant to 12 bar / 20 metres / 400 feet.
The Seamaster 1948 has an opaline silver dial with a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. It has an applied 18 Ct white gold vintage OMEGA logo and name as well as 18 Ct white gold Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and hour markers at the other positions. The watch features diamond-polished hour and minute hands and a blue steel small seconds hand.
While the watch’s stunning exterior recalls its legendary ancestor, a different story is told inside the case: the Seamaster 1948 is powered by the exclusive OMEGA caliber 2202, an officially-certified chronometer equipped with a Co-Axial escapement on three-levels and free sprung-balance.
The special limited-edition Seamaster is presented on a black leather strap with a vintage polished stainless steel buckle.
The Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012” is being produced in a limited edition of 1,948 pieces. It is delivered in a special London 2012 presentation box. With its strong connections to the 1948 and 2012 London Olympic Games and its powerful link to OMEGA’s history, the Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial “London 2012” Limited Edition will rightfully earn its place of privilege as the ultimate OMEGA Olympic Games collectable.