To mark the 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore, Omega has announced the Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition.
Rendered in 39.5mm steel case, the watch features a domed white lacquered dial with blued applied Omega logo, hands and hour markers around the perimeter of the dial. An inner minutes scale is thereafter formed just about at the tips of the hour markers. Lastly, for good measure, the watch also has a date window at 6 o’clock.
Turn the Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Singapore Limited Edition over and we discover the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 that powers the timepiece. Here we also find the point of focus on the watch and the manner in which Omega has chosen to pay tribute to the island nation. Laser-engraved on the peripheral surface, just around the movement, we find a handful of iconic landmarks.
These include, of course, the Merlion, the Esplanade, the Marnia Bay Sands towers and Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees.
This being a commemorative timepiece, numbers will be limited to 200 pieces — as a nod to the number of years it’s been since Sir Stamford Raffles came to Singapore. The watch will be available to purchase exclusively through the brand’s boutiques in Singapore, priced at SGD$10,500.
Goes to show how important the Little Red Dot must be for the Bienne based watchmaker, which has plenty other anniversaries to mark this year. Including the 125 years of its own name and the massive one that is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969.