Omega, Olympic Tradition

Omega Olympic Collection, Revisits History

Since there is still a buzz in the air about the 2010 Olympic Games, I think it’s fitting to take some time and look over the Omega Olympic Collection.  Omega’s partnership with the Olympic Games goes way back, 70 years to be exact.  It seems fated that the company with the Greek originated name would end up having such a strong relationship with the Olympics.  As the Official Timekeeper to the Olympic (and Paralympic) Games, Omega’s reputation for precision and excellence has only improved.  The Olympic Collection is made up of six timepieces.  Each one replicates designs that the Swiss watchmaker has produced for the 1932-1960 Olympic Games.  The watches are all individual, but there are a few similarities.  All the hours are marked by Arabic numerals, and the Omega logo and name are displayed above the hands, in a bright red.  The seconds hand is also in this vibrant red shade.  Of course, the Olympic rings adorn the face, and the case back is inscribed with the Official Timekeeper stamp, certifying its authenticity.  The Seamaster Chronograph, Speedmaster Date, and the De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph are all Omega designs that make up the Olympic Collection, as well as the De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Women’s watch.  Keeping time for the Olympics, and you…Omega!

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