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Omega and the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 2010

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The giant OMEGA Countdown Clock approaches the fantastic Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games today in Vancouver. OMEGA’s professionals are actively involved in preparations for the competition where, for the 24th time, the Swiss specialists will serve as Official Timekeepers at the Olympic Games and also -on the 12th of March- at the Paralympic Games.
At OMEGA’s first timekeeping assignment for the Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in 1936, a lone OMEGA technician brought 27 stopwatches which were used to time each event at the Games.
Seventy years later in Turin, the watchmaking company deployed 208 professionals – 127 timekeepers and 81 data handlers – armed with 220 tons of equipment.

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At the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games OMEGA mobilises the largest timekeeping contingent in the history of winter sport. The Games will take place over a 17-day period beginning on the 12th of February when, more than 5,500 athletes and officials from more than 80 countries, will make it the largest Olympic Winter Games ever. The Paralympic Winter Games, for which OMEGA is also Official Timekeeper, start on the 12th of March and will continue for ten days. The Games’ organisers anticipate that the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will attract 1,350 athletes and officials from more than forty countries.

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will attract an estimated three billion television viewers worldwide. More than 10,000 members of the press are planning to attend and it is projected that the vancouver2010.com website will be visited 75 million times.
This year, for the Vancouver Olympic Games, Omega has launched a brand new limited Seamaster edition of 2,010 timepieces in order to commemorate the sport event and will also make the colorful attraction of the Canadian’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

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The metallic red bezel pays a tribute to the Canadian flag, and the Olympic Colored Rings attached as counterweight to the seconds hand. As for the specifications, the Omega Seamaster 2010 is powered by a 2500 movement that employs the reliable and high-performance Omega Co-Axial escapement, it is 300 m water-proof. It is also equipped with a helium valve, a screw-down winding crown, and features the robust and stylish “Bond” Seasmaster stainless steel bracelet. The case has the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games logo engraved on its back, the unique series number, and the Ilanaak symbol of the Olympic Games.

Possible Related Links:

[ Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Official Web Site ]


[ Omega Watches’ Official Web Site ]






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Hamilton Khaki GMT Air RaceHAMILTON Khaki GMT Air Race Watch

Model Number – H77695733

Case – Stainless Steel

Bracelet – Leather

Sapphire Glass

Dial Colour – Black

Movement Type – Auatomatic Cal. 2893-1

Case Width 42mm

Water Resistant to 200m

Swiss Made

Available – February 2010

Price: $1.045
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longines weems second-setting watchLongines Weems Second-Setting Watch

Tribute to American captain Philip Van Horn Weems.

Movement: Automatic L699 /ETA A07 111)

Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds, moving central dial to synchronize the second with the radio time signal.

Case: 47.5 mm rose gold

Dial: Lacquered white with silvered opaline central dial and blued steel hands

Bracelet: Brown alligator with Charleston buckle and an extension piece

Price: $3,950.

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Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200MOmega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M

Created to withstand deep dives.

Movement: Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500, COSC certified.

Case: 45-mm x 54 mm steel with automatic helium escape valve, locking bezel with orange pusher.

Bracelet: Brushed mesh or rubber strap in a choise of black or orange, divers extension with safety claso.

Dial: Lacquered black

Price: $8,800 to $9,000.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500MTAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M

Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 5 (ETA 2836-2) automatic

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case: 43mm steel with rubber-topped unidirectional bezel and six gripping studs, 500 meters water resistace, automatic helium release valve, rose gold case available

Dial: Blue or black with vertical streak effect

Bracelet: Steel or black rubber with driving extension

Price: $2.450.

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Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver TitaniumUlysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Titanium

Movement : Automatic UN-26 Caliber, COSC-certified

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, large date, power reserve indicator

Case : 45mm titanium and pink gold, 200 m water resistance

Dial: Black guilloche with wave motifs and red accents

Strap: Rubber with two elements in pink gold or titanium with matching folding clasp

Price: $18,900

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