The Omega Speedmaster Professional Tokyo Olympics 2020 Collection - what a release!
The Omega Speedmaster Professional almost always comes with a black dial. So when I saw the Tokyo Olympics 2020 collection, I knew exactly what I liked in that collection. The Panda! The white dial appeals to me more than any of the other dial versions.
How I came to owning this piece is somewhat short of miraculous. These timepieces are only available in Japan and I managed to get one for myself.
Find out about how I managed to snag one for myself on Deployant. For now, do enjoy the pictures of the timepiece.
There is something special about white dial Speedmasters - just like the Alaskan Project and a few others, but the numbers are not many.
The one that comes closest is the Apollo XI which was released to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the moon landing. The only difference is that the Apollo XI has the date July 20, 1969 in red underneath the Speedmaster Professional tag line.
On the normal Sppedy, the markers are printed while on the white dial version, they are applied.
The timepiece comes with a sapphire glass instead of plexi. The words "Speedmaster" is painted red
You can see that the tip of the seconds hand is also painted red. Of course, red is the national colour of Japan, hence the choice here.
Nice details on the hands and applied markers.
Case back showcases the Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo.
I was told that the case back is laser engraved and it takes up to 15 minutes per case.
It seems that all new Speedmasters come with authenticity marks - the watch number, the Omega logo on the planet and the case material.
Side view of the Speedy.
Overall, extremely excited about the new acquisition. The list price of this steel piece is JPY680,400 inclusive of tax and will be rolled out over 2 years to coincide with the 2020 Olympics.
For more information of the collection, you may visit the Omega Japan website.