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OMEGA: OFFICIAL OLYMPIC TIMEKEEPER SINCE 1932

From Los Angeles to the Paris Olympics 2024


Since its debut as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1932, Omega has been synonymous with precision, innovation, and excellence in sports timekeeping. Over the decades, Omega has continually pushed the boundaries of technology to ensure accurate and fair competition, leaving an indelible mark on the history of the Olympic Games. 1932 Los Angeles Olympics: A Historic Beginning

Omega's journey as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games began in 1932 in Los Angeles. Armed with 30 high-precision stopwatches, Omega's lone watchmaker travelled from Bienne to ensure accurate timing to the nearest 1/10th of a second, setting a new standard in sports measurement.


1948 London Olympics: Pioneering Electronic Era

Omega ushered in the "electronic era" of sports timekeeping at the 1948 London Olympics with groundbreaking technologies such as the first photofinish camera and the first Photoelectric Cell, revolutionising the accuracy and efficiency of timing events.


1952 Helsinki Olympics: Recognized for Exceptional Services

In appreciation of Omega's 20 years of service to the Olympic Games, the brand was awarded the IOC Cross of Merit at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, acknowledging its exceptional contributions to the world of sport.


1956 Melbourne Olympics: Semiautomatic Swimming Timer

Omega introduced the Swim Eight-O-Matic at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, changing swimming timekeeping with the world's first semiautomatic swimming timer, improving accuracy and fairness in the sport.


1964 Innsbruck Olympics: Introduction of Omegascope

Omega introduced the Omegascope technology at the Innsbruck Olympics in 1964, providing real-time sports reporting by superimposing live times of athletes on the bottom of the screen, enhancing the viewing experience for spectators.

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1968 Mexico City Olympics: Introduction of Swimming Touchpads

Omega's introduction of swimming touchpads at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 marked a pivotal moment in timekeeping history, enabling precise and efficient timing of swimming events with the slightest touch.


1988 Seoul Olympics: Computerized Timekeeping

Seoul Olympics in 1988 saw the advent of computerized timekeeping by Omega, enabling digital storage of vital information and real-time data delivery, transforming the way sports information was captured and distributed.


2006 Torino Olympics: Restoration of Omega's Position

Omega was restored to its position as the Official Timekeeper of all events at the Olympic Games for the Torino Olympics in 2006, showcasing its newest technology such as transponders worn by athletes for precise time measurements.


2012 London Olympics: Introduction of Quantum Timer

Omega introduced the Quantum Timer at the London Olympics in 2012, ushering in a new generation of timekeeping products with enhanced resolution and accuracy, setting new standards in sports timekeeping.


2018 PyeongChang Olympics: Continuous Measurement Technology

PyeongChang Olympics in 2018 marked the beginning of a new era for Omega with the introduction of motion sensor and positioning systems, providing continuous measurements of athletes' performances, offering unparalleled insights for athletes and viewers alike.


 

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MVS Watches presents both the Paris 2024 Seamaster and the Official Timekeeper Limited Edition Seamaster. With the Summer Olympics in Paris fast approaching now is your chance to add one of these fantastic timepieces to your collection.




OMEGA Seamaster Olympic Official Timekeeper Watch in Black and White

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