Omega is a renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker that was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt. The company is well known for producing stunning timepieces that impress with their exquisite designs and mind-boggling intricacy. One such watch is the amazing Sochi Petrograd Limited Edition, which will be produced in a limited edition of 100 units honoring the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi, Russia.
This incredible timepiece boasts a tonneau or barrel-shape style case that was implemented in vintage watches from the 1910s and 1920s. During those times, watchmakers were trying to come up with new shapes for watchcases in order to ensure variety, and the barrel-shape soon became the most popular choice.
However, according to Omega, this particular timepiece is inspired in its design by a special 1915 model made for a Russian leader. In 1917, during the Russian Revolution, the watch made its way back to its makers in great condition. The new Sochi Petrograd will feature a lavish 18k yellow gold case as well as a gorgeous burgundy strap. The dial will feature the colors of the Russian flag as well as Arabic numerals and indicators that honor the Art Deco era. As far as power is concerned, the timepiece will comprise an in-house caliber 2202 automatic Co-Axial movement. Have a look at the following pictures and see it all for yourself!