With only a year to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the replica Omega, the official sponsor and timekeeper of the games, is in the latest tradition to mark the event with a limited-edition fake watch. Here we have a tailor planet ocean color taste inspired by the flag of the host country. As you can see, there is a red “20” on the white ceramic border, representing the year of the next Olympics, and the number of seconds is read by a lollipop hand-painted red. The little red circle, which runs through the white dial every minute, is of course a nod to the simple yet iconic design of the Japanese flag.
While the replica watch is largely a limited edition homage to the upcoming Olympics, it’s worth noting that it’s a serious tool watch with a lot of engineering behind it. For starters, it’s a diver with a water resistance rating of 600 meters and a fully functional unidirectional rotating bezel and helium escape valve. By virtue of its Master Chronometer-certified co-axial automatic movement, it’s also hugely antimagnetic, to 15,000 gausses, in fact, so you’ll never have to worry about the electronics you probably use daily affecting this replica watch’s functionality. When you flip it over, you can see the in-house caliber 8800 through an anti-reflective sapphire case back bearing the emblem of the 2020 Olympics.
It’s an interesting design that pays homage to the rising sun in a minimalist and tasteful way, a bit like the Japanese flag itself. The watch shown here is a white crocodile strap, and it’s worth noting that you can also make NATO straps and stainless steel bracelets, and if all white is not your thing, there are ways to tone the whole down a bit and put this watch more comfortably into the “sport watch”.