This is a very particular timepiece! Omega is recalling a model originally produced for a prominent Russian leader in 1915.

Normally I always show a teaser here … today I abstain from doing so. You will have the full surprise discovering the Sochi Petrograd when you click on “read more”

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What do you think?

Are you surprised?

Guys, let me tell you I was surprised! But the longer I see this tonneau-shaped watch the more I get to like it.

Recalling a timepiece originally produced for a prominent Russian leader in 1915 and borrowing from the unique style of a wristwatch in Omega’s Museum Collection, the Omega Sochi Petrograd is a tribute to the host country of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

The “Tonneau” shape of the polished 18K yellow gold case, that is water resistant up to 30 metres or 100 feet, is one of the most fascinating design features of this timepiece and brings back a timeless design that is as distinctive today as it was nearly a century ago. The case is presented on a striking burgundy leather strap complete with an 18K yellow gold buckle.

The silvery-white dial incorporates the bold red, white and blue colours of the Russian flag with its red 24-hour track on a polished minute track with central hour and minute hands fashioned from blued steel. The black sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position has a blued steel seconds hand and matches the black 12-hour track.

Another feature is the 18 carat yellow gold case back engraved with the logo of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the limited edition number.

 

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Only 100 models of the Sochi Petrograd will be produced.

Omega’s calibre “2202” with a Co-Axial escapement and a special luxury finish is powering the timepiece.

The Omega Sochi Petrograd will be presented in a special watch box and the timepiece is offered with a three-year warranty.

Very particular indeed! The Sochi Petrograd is authentic and once again shows the immense spectrum Omega has to offer …

 

 

4 Comments

  • Indeed, surprising – definately not love on first sight for me. But I admit it grews after some time and looking at it again…

    Think the last few years in watch industry where the time of sporty and/or divers watches… They became extremely popular and (still) are the cash cows in the product lines, then the focus opened up to pilots watches and finally I see a move to strenghten the demand for classy dresswatches again. Good for us watch aficionados – bad for our pockets.

    But back to the Sochi Petrograd – I fear due to it’s limitation they’ll mostly land in the safe of collectors and won’t see much wristtime. On the other side, such novelties are usually the forerunners of new collections – so let’s see what Omega will show up in the near future to revive the tonneau design a bit more 😉

  • This is an exquisite form watch, very classy and elegant. Omega is releasing one winning watch after another, what’s next for the brand??

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