In order to mark the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the renowned Swiss watchmaker reinterpreted its tonneau-shaped model from the Museum Collection, based on the brand’s classic model from 1915. A new Omega Sochi Petrograd watch recalls the distinctive elegance from the begging of the 20th century, while with the color combination, it honors the host of the upcoming Olympics. Only the inner-parts of the timepiece remind us that this is a contemporary model with the brand’s most advanced technology. This highly interesting model is produced in the limited series of just 100 pieces.
Originally created for a Russian leader in 1915 and reintroduced in 2004 as the timepiece from Omega’s Museum Collection, this special model has revived again to commemorate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Along with the engraved logo of the most important winter sports event that is visible at the yellow gold case-back, the Sochi Petrograd watch is marked in white, red and blue colors, recalling the Rusian flag. The rest of the watch is true pleasure for all classic watch lovers.
The “Tonneau” shape case is crafted of well polished 18 karat yellow gold, showing the Art Deco style of the era. You will probably notice a very unusual shape of its lugs that holds a striking burgundy leather strap with an 18 karat yellow gold buckle. A deep, silvery-white dial features a red 24-hour track that runs over the outer rim, together with a polished minute track. Stylish black hour numerals surround an authentic small-seconds sub-dial and the inscription of the brand’s name. Central and small seconds hands are beautifully designed in blued steel.
Omega Sochi Petrograd watch is powered by an exclusive in-house Calibre 2202 with a Co-Axial escapement that ensures the high-end precision, stability and durability. For all lovers of mechanical parts, Omega decorated this advanced movement with a special luxury finish. This watch seems like a perfect way for the renowned Swiss watchmaker to mark its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which is, as a matter of fact, very familiar to the brand that has been doing that task 26 times since 1932.