Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games for over 90 years beginning at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. The upcoming Paris games will mark 31 years of Omega at the Olympics and as tribute, they’ve crafted the Paris 2024 special edition Seamaster Diver 300M.
The Paris edition is a luxurious take on the classic Seamaster so while nothing has really changed from a regular Seamaster on the specifications side of things, the colourway is unique.
The bracelet and case are stainless steel, but Omega have added touches of their own proprietary yellow gold alloy, Moonshine. The unidirectional bezel insert is 18k Moonshine gold with a laser-structured diving scale in positive relief with a single dot of Super-LumiNova at 12 o’clock. This does differ from the classic two-tone Seamaster as there’s no gold applied to the crown or valve.
The dial has been updated with a white ceramic base and matte finish with polished waves in positive relief. Standard models have the opposite; a polished base with waves in negative relief. The markers and hands match the bezel’s Moonshine gold, while the Olympic Games’ typography is used on the date disc with the emblem appearing on the central seconds hand.
A completely new addition for the Seamaster is the patented Quick Change System, allowing owners to easily switch between the included stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap in either blue, red, or white.
The final difference is the caseback. Instead of an exhibition caseback it’s solid steel emblazoned with the Paris 2024 Games logo in 18k Moonshine gold on a laser-ablated background.
The rest is what you would expect from a Seamaster. 42mm case, a helium escape valve at 10 o’clock, 13.7mm thickness, 50mm lug-to-lug, 300m water-resistance, and the same in-house Master Chronometer certified automatic Calibre 8800 with a 55 hour power reserve.
These are special releases but aren’t limited, however, they are only available at Omega’s Paris-based boutiques. The Paris edition is priced at €8,900, CHF 8,200, or $8,700 USD.