To celebrate each occasion, Omega releases a limited collection of timepieces. Although I still covet the 2016 Seamaster Bullhead with its iconic shape, first seen in 1969, this year’s blue-and-red accented Planet Ocean — the colours of the South Korean flag — is bound to be a distraction. The timepiece is limited to 2018 pieces, and the 43.5mm stainless-steel case features a polished, deep-blue ceramic dial with rhodium-plated indexes and minute scale, timezone function, and unidirectional bezel with red rubber inset for the first 15 minutes.
The caseback’s sapphire crystal features the phrase “PyeongChang 2018” and the Olympic logo, and reveals the incredibly accurate Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900 self-winding movement. The helium escape valve, screw-in caseback, and crown’s design is meant to withstand the pressure of 600m deep dives.
The addition of the Seamaster PyeongChang 2018, along with recently released vintage-inspired dive watches and luxury sports automatics, appeals to a younger audience who desire less showy, more practical sports watches. It is fitted with a blue rubber strap in a special presentation box, and includes an extra stainless-steel bracelet. Kitted out in all steel, it is bang on with one of the most stand-out trends for luxury watches this year. swatch.com