Thursday, July 31, 2008
Omega is preparing for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
Just 7 days to go until the Olympic Games in Beijing are off to a running start. With a mind-blowing 205 nations competing in 28 sports, this year's games will be non-stop nail-biting, record breaking excitement. From the first pulsating second of the first game, OMEGA will be there, providing the official timekeeping and data-handling for the Olympic games. Omega will maintain a prolific presence, time-keeping and data- handling for 28 different sports at 37 venues. Omega will provide 450 on-site professionals, an incredible 420 tons of cutting edge equipment including 70 public scoreboards, 105 miles of cables and optical fibre, 65 TV generators and state-of-the-art time-keeping and data-handling technology. Omega's equipment is specifically adapted to the requirements of each sports.
Omega is continuing its long standing tradition of time-keeping at the Olympic Games. Since the Olympic games in Los Angeles 1932 where Omega kept time using its chronographs and stop-watches developed by its subsidiary Lemania.
Two commemorate the Olympic games in Beijing, Omega is launching two of the finest collections: the timeless and the Special Collections. The timeless Collection contains a precision chronograph which is reminiscent of the chronograph used in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic games. 6 of the models in this collection have Arabic numbers , the red Omega name and logo, found on earlier models. The collection maintains its incredible feature found in earlier models" five interlocking Olympic rings in the blue, yellow, black, green and red mounted on the counterweights of the central chronograph second hand. This collection of watches is a icon of exceptional innovation and craftsmanship to provide decades of precision instruments for the Olympic Games.
Only a couple more days and the games will begin. Rest assured, Omega will be there, monitoring fractions of a second.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN