What a sudden however reviving surprise… Clearly, dress watches are not Omega’s strength – chronographs and jump watches are. Regarding exquisite and dress watches, the brand’s offer ordinarily comes up short . In any case, Omega has chosen to refute us, with an amazingly rich, impeccably proportioned and consistent with the-past watch, the new Seamaster Edizione Venezia, to be sold only in Venice, Italy – a perfect excuse to bring your “bella ragazza” for a little while to the gliding city.
A piece of history first… As a large portion of you would know, the Omega Seamaster assortment is characterized by its symbol, the Seahorse. Since 1957, the logo has been engraved on the rear of a large portion of the Seamaster watches. In any case, few may know the inception of this logo and why Omega chose to utilize it. On a visit to the city of Venice, an individual from Omega’s design division was struck by the celebrated gondolas and the perfectly etched portrayals of Neptune’s Seahorse on each side. Omega’s symbol for its Seamaster assortment had been found. Today, the Biel-based brand is honoring this story and to the whole Seamaster assortment with a watch that will be sold solely in Venice, and that shows a refined retro-inspiration.
At first, this new Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia is astonishing. In reality, it doesn’t closely resemble the ebb and flow watches of the assortment, the greater part of them being tough and lively plunge watches –, for example, the Seamaster 300 or the Seamaster 600 Planet Ocean . In any case, when you glance back at early Seamaster watches, except for the 1957 CK2913, a considerable lot of them were straightforward and smooth watches, very rich indeed – and along these lines, you can promptly see the motivation for this Seamaster Edizione Venezia.
The Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia shows the conventional “lyre” case – here showing brushed and cleaned surfaces, combined with a slender and cleaned bezel. The case measures “only” 39.5mm, a distance across that is both very sensible for Omega and huge enough for a decent presence on the wrist. The Venice subject reaches out to the circular crown, which follows the state of the vault of St Mark’s Basilica. Two variants will be accessible, one in 18K Sedna gold with an earthy colored calfskin lash and the other in tempered steel with a dark cowhide strap.
The dial of the Seamaster Edizione Venezia is additionally a gesture to early Seamaster watches, with its domed profile, the three-sided appliqués, the leaf hands and the applied Omega logo – on the two adaptations, steel or gold, the hands and markers are gold, a combination that was consistently utilized in early Seamaster watches. Smooth, exquisite and, eventually, very Omega in the style. Much the same as the as of late disclosed Aqua Terra Railmaster , it appears to be that Omega is returning to its underlying foundations with models that impeccably encapsulate the DNA of the brand.
Of course, you would anticipate that the Seahorse emblem should be engraved on the rear of this Seamaster Edizione Venezia. It is, anyway not on a strong metallic caseback, as previously. All things considered, the logo is laser engraved on the sapphire gem that uncovers the Caliber 8800, a Master Chronometer development – which means antimagnetic (15,000 Gauss), co-pivotal escapement, in-house created and made, silicon controlling organ and 55 hours power reserve.
The Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia will be accessible just at the Omega Boutique in Venice, or at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS. Costs will be EUR 5,900 for the steel form and EUR 13,200 for the 18k Sedna Gold variant. More subtleties on www.omegawatches.com .