Monday, July 23, 2012

Omega Official Olympic Timekeeper Since LA 1932

Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 Limited Edition
Since the LA 1932 Olympics Omega has been keeping Olympic's time. Things have changed over the last 80 years from 30 stopwatches  in 1932 to the Quantum Timer of London Olympics 2012.  The Quantum Timer, its name almost suggests a leap into the past or future, is more efficient than its predecessors of past Olympics.  With this device Omega can integrate main and backup units into a single device eliminating errors and speeding up final results.  Omega has made incredible timekeeping innovations in swimming, and this year "The Open Water Gates" utilizing high definition cameras and transponder technology will make the swimming events increasingly accessible to the media and public.
Another great feature first introduced in the 1948 London Olympics is the athletics starting block which measures the runner's reaction time by force against the block not the visible movement.

Though the passage has time has improved Omega's timekeeping abilities by Quantum leaps, Omega honors its first Olympic timekeeping experience with a Limited Edition commemorative Olympic 1932 Pocket Watch. The chronograph pocket is a certified chronometer having passed the rigorous testing performed by the COSC. The manual winding chronograph movement is powered by a Caliber Omega 3889.  This high performance movement has an integrated rattrapante chronograph mechanism controlled by a double column wheel.  The movement is Rhodium-plated sporting circular graining and Geneva waves. (ref; Omega)
The pocket watch is capable of a 32 hour power reserve.  Beneath a domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a snowy white dial lends a stark contrast to the bold black Arabic Numerals and striking red Omega insignia. Exquisite blued steel hands  A small seconds sub dial lays claim to the 6 'o'clock position, while a chronograph counter presides upon the 12 'o'clock.  The Limited Edition Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 is available in white gold, red gold or yellow gold and each flaunts the Omega logo fashioned from gold above its crown.

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