Watch News: Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition
While we love the idea of a Singapore commemorative timepiece, we're a little wary of those that are decked out in red and white with merlions or the Singapore flag plastered all over. Many luxury watch brands have already created Singapore special editions, each version as unique as the next, but this latest piece by Omega is the only one that gives you a city tour as it pays tribute to our island nation.
The Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition is exactly what it says it is: a limited edition Seamaster model retailing exclusively at Omega boutiques in Singapore as an homage to the city. What's the occasion, you ask? It's 2019! We're celebrating 200 years of the modern founding of Singapore in 1819. Yep, contrary to what the extreme-right wants you to think, Singapore was not born in 1965. That was the year we gained independence from Malaya – please get your facts right.
Now, back to the watch. This 39.5mm stainless steel timepiece comes with a white lacquered domed dial and blued diamond-polished hands. Blue, it appears, is the anchor colour of this Singapore commemorative watch, and we're thankful that Omega went for this cerulean hue as opposed to the usual red-and-white palette which is predictable at best, and tiresome at worst. Also dressed in the same shade of blue are the hour markers and brand logo.
More surprises await on the back, and here's where this watch stands out from all other Singapore limited edition models. The Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition depicts in striking detail some of Singapore's most iconic, magnificent and historically rich structures, both new and old. There is the Raffles Hotel and the Merlion, Cavenagh Bridge, the ArtScience Museum and of course the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Inside the watch we find the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 which offers superior precision, anti-magnetism, shock and water resistance, and all round durability.
Priced at $10,500 and delivered on a dark blue leather strap, the Omega Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition is limited to only 200 numbered pieces. So if you're interested in the watch, make your way to the nearest Omega boutique fast.