Omega supplied 30 chronographs for use at the 1932 Games held in Los Angeles. Omega played a key role in the event’s success, and an enduring partnership was established. Rio 2016 Olympics marks the brand’s 28th time as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. Omega Olympic Timeless collection is really a great idea. It was only a matter of time before their Olympic connection went more mainstream. Typically the Olympics theme is only used with limited edition watches that are great, but high in cost and hard to find. The following are six of the models in the Collection feature the Arabic numerals and the red OMEGA name and logo found on those early models and share an extraordinarily striking feature: the five interlocking coloured Olympic rings are mounted on the counterweights of the central chronograph seconds hand.
Omega Speedmaster 5-Counters Chronograph
The five counters are displayed on the dial of a mechanical wristwatch. The five black counters are spread across a bright black dial in the form of the Olympic rings! Starting at the 3 o’clock position, they include a small seconds counter,a 7-day chronograph recorder,a day indicator,a 12-hour chronograph recorder and a 30-minute chronograph recorder. The dial’s dramatic detail is viewed through a box-form, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The 5-Counters Chronographs are available in four versions: 18-Ct red gold or yellow gold numbered editions with alligator leather straps, or in stainless steel either with an alligator leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet. The cases measure 44.25 mm; the 18-Ct gold editions have bezels in corresponding colours; the steel models have a black aluminium ring on the stainless steel bezel. The Omega-Olympic medallion on the caseback is another reminder that the 5-Counters Chronographs are part of the Olympic Timeless Collection honouring Omega’s long relationship with the Olympic Games.
Omega Speedmaster Date Olympic Timeless
Omega Speedmaster Date Olympic Timeless features red chronograph recorder hands and blued-steel hour, minute and small seconds hands set against a lacquered white dial with black Arabic numerals and vintage red Omega logo and name, with the date window at 3 o’clock. The five coloured Olympic rings appear as the counterweight of the red central chronograph seconds hand. Available exclusively with a matching brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet, it retains the typical Speedmaster feature of a tachymeter scale engraved on the stainless steel bezel and has a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. This chronograph is powered by the Omega calibre 1164 self-winding chronograph movement enclosed in a 40mm steel case; the movement has an exclusive rhodium-plated finish and a power reserve of 44 hours. This Speedmaster Date is a certified chronometer and is water resistant to 100m.
Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Olympic Timeless
Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Olympic Timeless features facetted black gold plated hour, minute and small seconds hands, blued chronograph recorder hands and a blued central chronograph seconds hand with the five coloured Olympic rings serving as a counterweight. The “broad arrow” hands recall those found on the very first Speedmaster models, set off by the lacquered white dial with black Arabic numerals and the vintage red Omega symbol and name. The Speedmaster Broad Arrow of the Omega Olympic Timeless Collection uses Omega’s column-wheel chronograph movement, the Omega calibre 3313. The movement has a 52-hour power reserve and makes use of Omega’s advanced Co-Axial Escapement and free-sprung balance to offer better precision and performance over the long term. With a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet, this Speedmaster Broad Arrow features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and is water resistant to 100m.
Omega Speedmaster Ladies Olympic Timeless
Omega Speedmaster Ladies Olympic Timeless derives from the original gents’ Speedmaster, launched in 1957 and later chosen by NASA for its manned missions to the moon. The Ladies’ Speedmaster uses a reduced case size and retains the classic tachymeter scale on the bezel. The hour markers on the mother-of-pearl dial appear in the official colours of the Olympic Games—yellow, blue, black, red, and green—and complement the coloured rings on the counterweight of the central chronograph seconds hands. The heart of this distinctive model is the Omega calibre 3220. A self-winding chronograph movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. This Speedmaster Ladies is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and is water-resistant to 100m.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Timeless
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Timeless is a co-Axial chronograph whose hands chronograph function and hours and minutes are rhodium-plated and with white Arabic numerals beautifully contrast with black semi matt dial. The sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating. The Olympic rings colors appearing on the counterweight of the chronograph seconds hand give this timepiece the typical shape of the Olympic collection. Its function diving watch is highlighted by its robust housing, its unidirectional stainless steel bezel, its helium valve and seal 600 meters / 2000 feet guaranteed by the caseback and crown screwed. The sporty look of this chronograph Seamaster Planet Ocean is highlighted by the integrated rubber strap with a stainless steel clasp portfolio. Omega caliber 3313 automatic chronograph movement Omega column wheel – quality brand for this incomparable timepiece – has the Co-Axial escapement and free sprung balance, a proprietary technology enabling Omega improve precision and reliability in the long term and ensuring performance excellence of this timepiece, performance confirmed by an official chronometer certificate.
Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Olympic Timeless
Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Olympic Timeless has a sober lacquered white dial, elegantly set off by the vintage red Omega symbol and name, black Arabic numerals and rhodium plated facetted hour, minute and small seconds hands, complemented by elegant 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph recorders with blue hands at 3 and 6 o’clock. The counterweight on the blue central chronograph seconds hand features the five coloured Olympic rings, in reference to Omega’s role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. The De Ville Co-Axial collection represents the fine art of watchmaking in all respects. Its case design recalls the popular Omega models of the fifties; all models feature the exclusive Omega Co-Axial Escapement, which offers better long-term accuracy. The De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph of the Omega Olympic Collection is powered by the Omega calibre 3202, a self-winding chronograph movement with official chronometer certification and a 52-hour power reserve. Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside and water-resistant to 100m, it is available exclusively with a brown alligator leather strap and polished stainless steel foldover clasp.
Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Ladies Olympic Timeless
Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Ladies Olympic Timeless is a tribute to the Olympic Games and a celebration of the fine art of watchmaking. The diamond-set bezel and refined mother-of-pearl dial set off Arabic numerals in the official colours of the Olympic Games, with a diamond briolette on the crown completing the luxury touch. Elliptical counters add a subtly feminine refinement of the popular Omega models of the fifties. This superb Olympic Timeless Collection De Ville is powered by the high-end calibre 3313 self-winding chronograph movement, which is fitted with the Omega Co-Axial Escapement for better long-term accuracy. The movement’s precision is attested by its chronometer certificate issued by the official Swiss chronometer testing institute COSC. It has a power reserve of 55 hours. Fitted with a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside, this De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Ladies’ is water resistant to 100 metres / 330 feet and is available exclusively with a white alligator leather strap.
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