Their 18 K yellow gold Omega Sochi Petrograd 2014 replica watch, limited to 100 pieces, not only celebrates the upcoming games, but also revives a historical Russian Olympic connection. Long after the victory celebrations have ended, the watch’s elite owners will continue to embody “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” the Olympic motto of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” Omega’s Sochi Petrograd is the perfect blend of Olympic nostalgia, cultural sophistication, and Russian pride. На здоровье!
Beginning in 1932, Omega has a longstanding history as the official timekeeper of the Olympics. William M. Henry, Sports Technical Director of the Los Angeles Games in 1932, praised Omega’s contribution, stating, “It is impossible to contemplate the wonderfully successful Games of the Xth Olympiad and the unprecedented athletic performances which featured the Games without recognizing the part played by Swiss-made fake Omega watches in this great international event.”
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia will gather the world’s top athletes with one aim in mind: winning gold. Once again, Omega continues its Olympic partnership and offers a golden opportunity as rare as receiving a gold medal on the podium.
Their early contributions include: the world’s first independent, portable and water-resistant photoelectric cell in the 1948 London Games; the Omegascope, which in 1961 displayed athletes’ times on a television screen; the high-speed video cameras used for swimming at the 2008 Beijing Games, which settled the controversy in the men’s 100-meter butterfly; and the Quantum Timer of the 2012 London Games, which provided higher resolution and precision than before. These are just a few of Omega’s Olympic milestones, but they highlight the company’s forward-thinking development philosophy to constantly improve their accuracy in time measurement. The same thinking that accompanies the development of their watches.
The style of the Sochi Petrograd reaches back to its 1915 origins and recreates the Art Deco watch by borrowing from Omega’s 2004 Museum Collection watch. Collectors are alert for the 1915 model as well as the 1,915 pieces of the Museum collection. Omega originally made the 1915 watch for a prominent Russian leader, with other models coming to the Russian and Eastern Europe markets. Limited to 100 pieces, the Sochi Petrograd advances the collectability of its predecessors.
Today Omega meets with the governing federation of each sport to create timing equipment specific to the needs of the competition. Just as Omega presents an annual limited edition Olympic watch or watches, they are also bringing new technological innovations to the Games.
The Sochi Petrograd resembles the 2004 Museum Collection watch, but there are significant differences. The Museum Collection watch was rose gold instead of 18 K yellow gold. The Museum Collection’s numerals and hands are done in black, and the watch lacks the 24 hour track of the 2014 piece. The Sochi Petrograd’s small seconds sub-dial is square whereas the Museum Collection’s is round. Though the fonts are similar, on the Petrograd they are more robust, almost calligraphic. The greatest difference, however, is the movement. The Sochi Petrograd has a calibre 2202 with a co-axial escapement, giving it the definitive stamp of Omega achievement.
The Tonneau case has a smooth angled bezel and a svelte, unobtrusive crown with a coin edge. It is water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet (3 bar). Holding the case is a burgundy leather strap complete with an 18 K yellow gold buckle. The watch comes in a special watch box and has a three-year warranty. The luxury of 18 K yellow gold gives the Omega copy watch a brilliant appearance and a shine worthy of an Olympic medal.