No Medals Required

                 Omega has a long, celebrated history as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, and you better believe they have something special in store when the games come around.  The 2016 games in Rio were no exception, and this limited edition Seamaster perfectly encapsulates the legacy, festivity, and of course sportiness, of not only the Olympic games, but Rio de Janeiro itself.

A real waaavy dude!

The first thing you notice that sets this piece apart from other Seamasters is the colored numerals on the bezel.  Blue, yellow, green, and red, the addition of the black dial represents the 5 rings of the Olympic logo, and certainly adds a great deal of character in contrast to the black of the dial and bezel.  The dial itself is yet another reason this watch is so special, the wave pattern on this dial is a departure from the wave dial of the James Bond Seamaster you know all too well.  Rather, this pattern serves as an homage to the sidewalks of the famous Copacabana beach, and certainly gives off an exotic, energetic vibe much like the celebrated neighborhood.

Since the games only come around once every 4 years, it’s only right this watch is in a limited run, only a select few get to represent their country in the Olympics, and only a select few get to represent the Olympics on their wrist.  Sports fans, lovers of Rio, and those in need of a colorful, festive dive watch, need to look no further than this rarity.  It’s like no other Seamaster before or since, and that’s just the way it should be.

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