Since 1932, Omega has served as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games. As a result, the brand will often release specialty watches to honor each successive Olympiad. During the summer of 2018, in advance of the 2020 games in Tokyo, Omega unveiled five limited edition Speedmasters—one for each color in the Olympic flag. These watches were sold only within the Japanese Domestic Market, and could be purchased individually (2,020 pieces each) or as a full set (55 sets).
Each of the Speedmasters came fitted with a sapphire crystal, the Omega caliber 1861 movement, a solid caseback stamped with the Tokyo 2020 logo, and a specially configured bracelet paired with a micro-adjustment push button clasp. While the black ring edition has become the star of the series, with its panda dial reminiscent of the Mitsukoshi and Apollo XI 35th anniversary watches, the red ring edition has also generated a fair amount of interest given its striking and unprecedented design.
Affectionately dubbed the "Rising Sun”, this particular iteration features a grained silver dial surrounded by a red tachymeter bezel that echoes the hue of the Japanese flag. Few Speedmasters have employed such a unique design where the traditional black-on-black scheme is completely inverted and embellished with a tasteful pop of color. The result is a truly special variant that perfectly encapsulates the host country and the significant occasion for which it was produced.
Speedmaster Tokyo 2020 Red LE
Omega STZ006272 stainless steel bracelet with GJC 11 end links
Max Wrist Size:
Hand model has a wrist size of 6.2 in
UNWORN: Case is pristine with no signs of use. Original stickers may still be present. Dial, hands, and lume have no imperfections and may show natural, even aging.
MINT: Case has only a few superficial hairlines. Lugs are thick, full, and sharp with superb finishing. Dial, hands, and lume may have micro imperfections visible only with a loupe.
EXCELLENT: Case has very light scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick, full, and well-defined. Dial and hands may have imperfections visible upon close inspection. Lume is fully intact and may show slight discoloration.
VERY GOOD: Case may have a few moderate scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick and full but may have softened edges. Dial and hands may have light stains or marks. Lume may have cracks or discoloration.
GOOD: Case has many scratches and nicks. Lugs may show signs of moderate polishing with worn edges. Dial and hands may have noticeable stains or marks. Lume may be damaged or show significant discoloration.
Case: The case is in immaculate condition with virtually no signs of wear. The lugs are thick and sharp with superb definition between brushed and polished surfaces. There are a couple very faint hairlines on the lug at 4:30. The red tachymeter bezel is flawless. The caseback condition is consistent with the rest of the watch and retains its original protective sticker. The model and serial number engravings and the embossed Tokyo Olympics logo are perfectly preserved.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The textured silver dial and polished hands are in pristine condition with no imperfections and fully functioning Super-LumiNova. The sapphire crystal is squeaky clean and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The Omega stainless steel bracelet is in incredible condition with no signs of wear. It retains the original protective stickers. The Omega engraving at the clasp is perfectly preserved.
Functions: All functions including the crown winding, time setting, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: None.