What an unforeseen however invigorating surprise… Clearly, dress watches are not Omega’s claim to fame – chronographs and plunge watches are. As far as rich and dress watches, the brand’s offer ordinarily comes up short . Nonetheless, Omega has chosen to refute us, with an amazingly rich, consummately 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 drifting city.
A piece of history first… As a large portion of you would know, the Omega Seamaster assortment is characterized by its token, the Seahorse. Since 1957, the logo has been engraved on the rear of the greater part of the Seamaster watches. Be that as it may, few may know the cause 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 popular 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 only in Venice, and that shows a refined retro-inspiration.
At first, this new Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia is astounding. Undoubtedly, it doesn’t closely resemble the momentum watches of the assortment, the greater part of them being tough and lively jump 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, large numbers of them were straightforward and smooth watches, very rich truth be told – and along these lines, you can quickly see the motivation for this Seamaster Edizione Venezia.
The Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia shows the customary “lyre” case – here showing brushed and cleaned surfaces, combined with a slight and cleaned bezel. The case measures “only” 39.5mm, a breadth that is both amazingly sensible for Omega and enormous enough for a pleasant presence on the wrist. The Venice topic stretches out to the circular crown, which follows the state of the arch of St Mark’s Basilica. Two forms will be accessible, one in 18K Sedna gold with an earthy colored calfskin tie and the other in tempered steel with a dark cowhide strap.
The dial of the Seamaster Edizione Venezia is likewise 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 variants, steel or gold, the hands and markers are gold, a combination that was routinely utilized in early Seamaster watches. Smooth, rich 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 consummately 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 before. All things being equal, the logo is laser engraved on the sapphire precious stone that uncovers the Caliber 8800, a Master Chronometer development – which means antimagnetic (15,000 Gauss), co-hub 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 variant and EUR 13,200 for the 18k Sedna Gold adaptation. More subtleties on www.omegawatches.com .