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For the 28th time in his­tory, Omega is set to ful­fil its role as Of­fi­cial Time­keeper of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang.


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

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