What Olympic fan doesn’t like to dress from head to toe in Olympic garb?
Omega, the official timekeeper of the Olympics, offers at least two designs for Sochi 2014.
The latest is making the rounds on watch blogs, a piece called the Omega Sochi Petrograd limited edition. Photos suggest only 100 were made. Watch reports did not list a price.
Typical of the 1910s and 1920s, the tonneau style case was developed during a time when watch makers were trying to go beyond round watches. During this era, wristwatches were new and it was unique to consumers to have barrel-shaped (tonneau) or square (and rectangular) watches in addition to what they were used to with round watches that merely felt like small pocket watches on the wrist.
Omega previously introduced Sochi watches on the one-year-out date in February — the Seamaster Planet Ocean edition — which are going for $5,000-$6,000 online.