Omega retraces its Italian Heritage for the new Seamaster “Edizione Venezia”. This collection is sold exclusively in the famous Italian city. Buying a beautiful watch you can’t get anywhere else in the world is not the worst excuse for visiting Venice – especially when you’ve never been there.
The decision to create a watch in tribute to Venice is no coincidence. In the late 1950s, the city provided the inspiration for one of Omega’s most famous symbols – the Seahorse. At that time, the Omega Seamaster was a relatively new collection and it beautifully represented the brand’s diving heritage and ocean spirit. All it needed was its own unique emblem. And in Venice Omega found it with the Neptune’s Seahorse. And with the new collection the manufacturer pays its tribute to that story as well as the city.
The domed opaline-silvery dial on each model draws its design influence from the vaulted ceiling effects of Venetian architecture, and features 12 applied indexes as well as elegant leaf-style hands.
The Venice theme extends to the spherical crown, which follows the shape of the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica and gives this timepiece a classic, timeless look.
The case back is one of the distinguishing features of the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia. The famous Seahorse medallion has been laser engraved on sapphire crystal and the words “Seamaster” and “Edizione Venezia” have been transferred onto the inner case back ring. There is also a transferred pattern which closely resembles the intricate detail of Venice’s own flag.
Two different styles of the Seamaster “Edizione Venezia” are available. Either with a Sedna gold case on a brown leather strap, or a stainless steel version on a black leather strap. Both versions come in a presentation box, lined in burgundy velour reminiscent of a Venetian gondola’s interior.
With a Master Chronometer calibre of highest precision and a design story filled with heritage, these new models are sure to appeal to collectors all over the world.