For the 28th time in history, Omega is set to fulfil its role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
THE OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA “PYEONGCHANG 2018” LIMITED EDITION IS A TIMEPIECE THAT CAPTURES ALL THE ORIGINAL INNOVATION AND BEAUTY OF THE AQUA TERRA 150M COLLECTION. HOWEVER, FOR THIS MODEL, THE ADDITIONAL FOCUS IS FIRMLY ON THE MOMENTOUS SPORTING EVENT.
Omega first served as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Winter Games in 1936, when the event was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. For that occasion, a single technician was sent with just 27 Omega stopwatches used to time every second. Over the past 82 years since then, OMEGA has continued to develop its technology and hone its expertise and, today, the brand has an unrivalled reputation for timekeeping.
Now, for the 28th time in history, Omega is set to fulfil its role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. The brand’s presence in Pyeong-Chang will include 300 timekeepers supported by 350 trained volunteers, 230 tons of equipment including 30 public and 90 sports scoreboards, and many kilometres of cables and optical fibre.
From February the 9th to the 25th, Omega will be trusted to capture the results and measure the performances at PyeongChang 2018, ensuring that every athlete, spectator and judge has the most reliable timekeeping at hand. And, from March the 9th, the brand will continue its role at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics Games.
Altogether, the Omega team will measure and record more than more than 380,000 different times, distances and scores. These results will determine the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in every discipline, including alpine skiing, cross country and Nordic combined, ski cross and snowboard cross, speed skating, short track speed skiing, bobsleigh, freestyle and snowboard – half pipe, ice hockey and Big
“Over the past 82 years, Omega has continued to develop its technology and hone its expertise and, today, the brand has an unrivalled reputation for timekeeping.”
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New technology includes “Stromotion”, to break down the action into sections and take a closer look. Trajectory video footage will now neatly reveal the evolution of an athlete’s movement or technique to show you exactly how good it was. And Omega’s Simulcam technology will help to enhance the replay action of numerous events in PyeongChang. By laying an image of one competitor over another, it will be possible for replays to compare the techniques and performances of different teams.
Omega has created two special editions of its Seamaster wristwatches to commemorate the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Both are limited to 2018 pieces. Designed to mark the countdown, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” is guaranteed to perform with world-class precision long after that great event has come and gone. Using the five colours of the iconic Olympic Rings, the words “PYEONGCHANG 2018” have been inscribed on the minute track of the blue PVD dial of the Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition.
Omega’s Seamaster Olympic Games Collection celebrates the brand’s unique timekeeping legacy through five unique watches. The collection represents the different colours of the famous Rings of the Olympic Games, with models available in black, yellow, green, blue or red. As well as having a vibrant colour design and playful spirit, the collection has been inspired by several Omega stopwatches from the brand’s timekeeping past. This can be seen on the domed black and white dial of each watch, designed to be read at a glance, with sporty hands and bold hour markers on black, set in sharp contrast with an easily-readable minute track on a white outer circle.
Another Pre-Basel 2018 highlight is the new De Ville Trésor, a collection offered in a diverse range of materials and colours. The Trésor delivers a classic design with a truly modern edge. Each model is distinguished by its thin case, available in either 39 mm or 36 mm sizes, with diamond paving that curves along each side. A single diamond is also set within the crown. This is included in a radiant flower, created from five Omega logos in red liquid ceramic. The timepieces are also noticeable for their transferred or embossed Roman numerals, which elegantly circle the lacquered dials. On each Trésor model, Omega has included a special mirrored caseback with a “Her Time” design.
A fast-paced sport at the heart of the Olympic Winter Games, speed skating is set to become even more enthralling for those watching
The Seamaster Planet Ocean "PyeongChang 2018" Limited Edition
Omega’s “Snowgate” technology was introduced to ensures that the starting pulse sounds when the “wand” is at precisely the same angle for every competitor
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition
The Seamaster Olympic Games Collection
The new De Ville Trésor collection delivers a classic design with a truly modern edge
Easily-readable minute track on the white outer circle