Swiss watch brand OMEGA, who is also the Official Timekeeper at the upcoming Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, unveils Sochi Petrograd, a contemporary classic timepiece to honour the upcoming Olympic Winter Games.
Recalling a timepiece originally produced for a prominent Russian leader in 1915 and borrowing from the unique style of a wristwatch in OMEGA’s Museum Collection, the OMEGA Sochi Petrograd is a tribute to the host country of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and a reintroduction of a timeless design that is as distinctive today as it was nearly a century ago.
The “Tonneau” shape of the polished 18K yellow gold case is one of the most fascinating design features of this timepiece and brings back a favoured style from an earlier era. The case is presented on a striking burgundy leather strap complete with an 18K yellow gold buckle.
The silvery-white dial incorporates the bold red, white and blue colours of the Russian flag with its red 24-hour track on a polished minute track with central hour and minute hands fashioned from blued steel. The black sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position has a blued steel seconds hand and matches the black 12-hour track.
The 18K yellow gold caseback is engraved with the logo of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the limited edition number. Only 100 models of the Sochi Petrograd will be produced.
This commemorative timepiece is equipped with OMEGA’s exclusive calibre 2202 with a Co-Axial escapement and special luxury finish. Presented in a special watch box, the OMEGA Sochi Petrograd is offered with a three-year warranty and is water resistant to 3 bar (30 metres / 100 feet).