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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.

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[ Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Official Web Site ]


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Watches in Movies: The World is not Enough, Into the Blue, Bad Company, The Brothers Bloom and Ocean’s Thirteen

The World is not Enough

An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe.

The World is Not Enough Omega James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears a Omega Seamaster Wristwatch.

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Into the Blue (2005)

Sam and Jared are a diver and aspiring treasure hunter couple who found a historic wreck, but nearby is a wrecked airplane with a large quantity of cocaine. Jared and Sam want the treasure; their diving partners also want the drugs. Dangerous criminals realize the plane and cocaine are submerged somewhere in the area. When the bad guys learn that the couple has located the drugs, Jared and Sam find themselves in mortal peril.

Into the Blue_Hamilton Jared (Paul Walker) wears a Hamilton Khaki Navy wristwatch.

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Bad Company (2002)

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes who has no idea about having a twin brother. Michael Turner has nine days to fill his brother’s place.

Bad Company Hamilton Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner (Chris Rock) wears a Hamilton Khaki Chronograph wristwatch.

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Brothers Stephen and Bloom have been surrounded by artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind and Bloom is the main character of Stephen’s stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn’t know anymore what is real and what is make-believe.

The Brothers Bloom TAGHeuer Bloom (Adrien Brody) Wears Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Wristwatch

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Danny Ocean’s team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that him and his team will do anything to bring Willy Bank and everything he’s got down. Even if it includes hiring help from one of their own enemies, Terry Benedict.

OceansThirteen Rolex Brad Pitt Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) Wears a Rolex GMT Master II Wristwatch.

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TOP FIVE: Sports Watches at BASEL 2009

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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Watches in Movies: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Pulp Fiction (1994), Rambo (2008) and Push (2009).

Anthony Zimmer (2005)

In Paris, the international police force together with the Russian mafia is trying to chase Anthony Zimmer, a man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. The only means of reaching Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters.

Anthony Zimmer
IWC Limited Edition Portuguese Chronograph

Chiara (Sophie Marceau) is wearing a IWC Portuguese

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission that includes a media magnate, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Bond gains the helping of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is know Carver’s wife.

Tomorrow never dies OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PORF

Omega Seamaster Professional

An x-ray of an Omega Seamaster from the opening credits.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring and repetitive. One day Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life.
Stranger Than Fiction timex ironman

Timex Ironman

Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) wears a Timex Ironman

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hit men up to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

Pulp Fiction Lancet wwi

Lancet WWI Trench Watch

A close-up shot of the watch worn

Rambo (2008)

In Thailand, John Rambo is living peacefully capturing snakes and transporting people and cargo in an old boat. But when he joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Rambo refuses, but is convinced by another member, Sarah Miller, to take them up there. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.

Rambo-Panerai

Panerai Marina Base PVD

Rambo (Sylvester Stalone) wears a Panerai Marina Base in PVD

Push (2009)

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Push
Swiss Navy Chronograph

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OMEGA SEAMASTER

The Seamaster line offers an attractive elegant-sports watch, the Seamaster. This Omega wristwatch is water proof to 120 meters, it is used for all types of sports activities. The Professional Diver watch Seamaster (WR to 300 m) and Seamaster Chrono Diver were designed in collaboration with professional divers who know the importance of reliability and security.
The Seamaster line combines advanced technology with exclusive precious materials like: tantalum, titanium or pink gold – available with mechanical or quartz movements.
The Seamaster Professional Chrono-Diver features: push-buttons functioning to a depth of 30o m, screw-in crown, unidirectional turning bezel and 60-division minute circle with first 15 minutes bolder and helium escape valve. Anti-Reflective sapphire crystal and screwed back with protective cap for the movement.
The Seamaster 300 m. 7,1 GMT, with its innovative and elegant “black rubber” look, was introduced in 1998 for globetrotters’ leisure or business wear.

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New York. Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ambassador, Michael Phelps.

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(Stephen Urquhart and Michael Phelps)

Michael Phelps joined Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart for the official opening of the first-ever NYC location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April, 22nd. The magnanimous event took place in one of the brand new stores recently opened by Omega in New York placed in the Fifth Avenue.

(Michael Phelps)

During this exclusive event, Phelps signed and donated his personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch to be displayed at the store. He then spent time disassembling an Omega watch with the store’s team of watchmakers.


(Michael Phelps)

Later, he took time to meet and greet the many fans who had lined up outside the boutique. The day was capped off with a VIP cocktail reception where Phelps celebrated the flagship opening with Omega executives and influential New Yorkers.

Omega Planet Ocean Watch

According to its movement, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch features an Omega 2500 caliber, a self-winding chronometer, a Co-Axial Escapement movement with rhodium-plated finish and a power reserve of 48 hours. It also has a domed anti-reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The Omega Seamaster Ocean watch is water resistant to 600 meters / 2000 feet. It features screw in crown, unidirectional rotating bezel, helium escape valve, date and also chronometer.

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Joe Biden’s Watch: Quartz Omega Seamaster

(Joe Biden Wearing A Quartz Omega Seamaster Watch)

Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. was born in November 20, 1942. Joseph Biden is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States. He was first a United States Senator from Delaware, until his resignation on January 2009, when he was elected to the Vice Presidency. Biden became an attorney in 1969 and was elected to a county council in 1970. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation.

(Seamaster 300 M Quartz)

Description:

Steel on steel
Reference: 2221.80.00

MOVEMENT
Caliber: Omega 1538
Quartz precision movement with rhodium-plated finish. End of battery life indicator
Power Reserve: 27 / 36 months

CRYSTAL
Domed anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL
Stainless steel case
Blue dial

WATER RESISTANCE
Down to: 300 meters
1000 feet

Size:
Case Diameter: 41 mm

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The Omega Co-Axial Ploprof 1200M. Omega’s 2009 launching timepieces.

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(Omega Co-Axial Ploprof 1200M)



In 1970 Omega launched a watch created and specially designed for withstanding the crushing pressures endured by divers working deep below the ocean’s surface. The Seamaster 600, also-called ‘Ploprof’ (the acronym formed from the first letters of plongeurs professionnels) was one of the roughest, robust and seaworthy divers’ wristwatches ever manufactured.

In 2009, Omega is introducing an updated version of the classic and instantly recognizable Omega Seamaster 600 wristwatch. Equipped with a Co-Axial calibre 8500, the new Ploprof 1200M is, as the name suggests, is surprisingly water-resistant to
1200 metres (4000 feet). It also deviously combines its ancestor’s famous features with the brand’s state-of-the-industry Co-Axial technology for its movement.

















Source: Europa Star Magazine Issue

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Omega Seamaster

For adventure lovers, on land and in sea

The legendary Omega Seamaster watch has been created to challenge the toughest conditions and to seize the moment of the most exciting experiences of men. Its precision, strength and resistance make it a favorite choice for many sportsmen; among them, Alexander Popov, who is one of the world’s best swimmers of the 1990s. The fictional character James Bond, agent of the international arm of the British Secret Service, owns his life to a Seamaster.
Omega Seamaster has numerous angles and curves which vary the way light is reflected from its case and yet, there are no sharp corners which make it completely comfortable. Omega Seamaster is one of the most legible watches in the dark due to its luminescent coating on the hands and markers which makes it absolutely perfect for deep dives. All Omega Seamaster have a Sea Monster logo on the case back.

1932: Omega introduces the first water resistant watch (some claim the first in the world), Omega Marine. It was water resistant to 13.5 atmospheres that equals to 135 meters and was the first in the Seamaster lineage. Omega Marine made history in the ocean conquest and received enthusiastic testimonies from submarine explorers.

1948: the first Omega Seamaster watch is produced. It is inspired by the Omega Marine’s waterproof qualities, as well as by the famous The 30 mm model, which was widely sold to the British army during the II World War and proved to be the most precise wristwatch caliber ever tested at Geneva.

1962: a north American pilot and submariner declares that several days after his hydroplane sank he was diving at a 45 meter depth looking for some stuff that could be recovered, and the only things he found were his underwater camera and his Omega Seamaster watch which started to run as if nothing had happened. But the most amazing fact is that his Omega Seamaster was guaranteed waterproof only to 30 meters!

1981: a French Jacques Mayol breaks a world’s record in scuba diving without any breathing equipment near the Elba island, he submerges 101 meters deep and wears Omega Seamaster watch.

1995: Team New Zealand wins the America’s Cup, the most famous and most prestigious regatta and Match Race in the sport of sailing from 1851. Sir Peter Blake and each crew member have an Omega Seamaster on their wrists. Omega is the official timekeeper for the America’s Cup 2000 and for its champions, the Team New Zealand.

2000: breaking news: for the second consecutive time Sir Peter Blake and his crew Team New Zealand win the America’s Cup which is time kept by Omega.

Seamaster Ladies 300 M Quartz

Seamaster Ladies Aqua Terra Automatic

Seamaster Ladies Aqua Terra Quartz

Seamaster Mens 300 M Chrono Diver

Seamaster Mens 300 M Diver Chronometer

Seamaster Mens 300 M GMT

Seamaster Mens 300 M Mid Size Chronometer

Seamaster Mens 300 M Mid Size Quartz

Seamaster Mens 300 M Quartz

Seamaster Mens 300 M Racing Chronometer

Seamaster Mens Apnea

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Big Size Chronograph

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Big Size Chronometer

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Chronometer

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Mid Size Chronometer

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Mid Size Quartz

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Quartz

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra Railmaster Chronometer

Seamaster Mens Aqua Terra XXL Chronometer

Seamaster Mens NZL-32 Chrono

Seamaster Mens Planet Ocean

Seamaster Mens Planet Ocean Big Size

Seamaster Mens Planet Ocean Chrono

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