The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet) and is offered in a special presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. Each piece is individually numbered and will retail for US$6,500. To celebrate this fact the watch manufacturer has innovated a special edition of the recently launched Speedmaster Mark II, which you no doubt already know was inspired by the 1969 model of the original Omega Speedmaster Mark II.
As a matter of fact, the only reference you will find on the dial is the fact that the sub-dials are decorated with a bronze ring, 18K yellow gold ring and 925 silver ring respectively – a design that replica Omega watches says recalls the medals awarded to Olympic champions.
Turn the replica watches over nevertheless and things become a little more overt. The screw-in caseback is stamped with the logo of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and is engraved with “Si14”, “Column Wheel” and the limited edition number of the wristwatch – only 2,016 pieces of this model will be produced. Inside is the OMEGA calibre 3330, which is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring and a Co-Axial escapement with three levels.
Omega meanwhile will be serving as the official timekeeper of the Olympics Games for the 27th time, leaving little doubt that they will be more than up to the challenge. Presented in a slightly elongated steel case paired with a subdued black dial, the Speedmaster Mark II RIO 2016 is one of the more subtle limited edition ‘Olympic’ replica watches we’ve seen from Omega in a while.
Best of all, replica Omega is so confident in its workmanship that every is offered with a full four-year warranty. Although World Cup is over now there is no respite in sight for host Brazil, who are now busily preparing for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio. Despite an incredible amount of international pressure and mounting concerns that the country was not capable of hosting an event of such magnitude, the Brazilians were able to restore some confidence in their abilities with their successful performance at the World Cup (well, off the field at least!)