1956 Omega Seamaster 2850S.C Melbourne Olympics


Omega’s journey as the official timekeeper of the Olympics began in 1932, during the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. This marked the start of a close relationship between Omega and the world’s most prestigious sporting event. Omega’s expertise in precision timing has been crucial in sports like athletics and swimming, where milliseconds can make the difference between victory and defeat. Omega’s split-second timing capabilities have been instrumental in determining close race results.

The year 1956 marked a momentous occasion with the Melbourne Olympics, and Omega proudly served as the official timekeeper. The Seamaster 2850S.C Melbourne Olympics was created to commemorate this prestigious event. But Omega wanted to make something really special making it a cherished piece of horological history. So they drafted in their best of the best Z.J Fluckiger (one of the best dial makers of the time) and Jean-Pierre Matthey-Claudet ( Omegas most successful prototype maker).

The case incorporated the rarely seen ”Frog leg” lugs and the dial used Chinese lacquer to incorporate the Olympic Cross of Merit in the dial. But what makes this watch even rarer is they only made 100 in rose gold and 100 in yellow gold. This was because Omega didn’t properly secure the rights to use the seal on the dial of the watches. A later version was released with a roman numeral on the dial. But if you want the pinnacle of Omega Olympic watches then look no further!

Interesting Fact ” Omega received the Olympic Cross of Merit ”for outstanding service to the world of sports” from the President of Finland after the Helsinki Olympics in 1952

Dial Colour:  Original Chinese lacquer

Collection: Seamaster Olympic

Style: Male

Case Material: 18ct Rose Gold

Case Diameter (mm): 34.5 mm

Clasp: Buckle

Strap: Original 18ct Rose Gold Bracelet

Glass: Plexi

Movement: Automatic Cal 471

Water Resistance: N/A

Stock Code: OMG333

The watch comes with an Omega box and a two year guarantee.


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