Whether you're attending the Rio 2016 Olympics as a competitor, traveling as a spectator, or simply watching from home, you can own a piece of the games. As an authorized Omega dealer, we're proud to have one of the 2,016 Seamaster Mark II "Rio 2016" Limited Edition timepieces.
About the Seamaster Mark II "Rio 2016 Timepiece
Omega created three limited edition models to commemorate the games in Rio. Two of them, the Seamaster Diver 300M and the Seamaster Bullhead Rio, incorporate the classic red, yellow, blue, green and black of the Olympic Rings. The Seamaster Mark II, the model we carry at Moyer, is unique in that it is more understated in design, and features the medals that are given to the top three competitors of each sport. Paying homage to the triumph that comes with a place on the podium are three rings on the dial, one of silver, one of 18K yellow gold, and one of bronze respectively.
Omega Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016" Limited Edition with only 2,016 produced
The Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016" was inspired by the 1969 model of the Omega Speedster Mark II, and created with the excitement of the Olympic Games in mind. Starting with the exterior of the watch, the 42.40 mm case is stainless steel. This timepiece features a black dial with a 30-minute recorder, 12-hour recorder and a small seconds subdial at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. The transparent tachymeter scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by a fluorescent orange ring filled with Super-LumiNova. The case back is embossed with the Rio 2016 logo, and is engraved with the limited edition number. Like the case, the bracelet is presented in stainless steel. Moving to the interior, to the heart of the Rio 2016 chronograph, is the exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 3330. Below are images of the other two limited edition "Rio 2016" timepieces:
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M "Rio 2016" Limited Edition with only 3,016 produced
Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio "Rio 2016" Limited Edition with only 316 produced
A Timekeeping Tradition
Omega has served as the official timekeeper of 27 Olympic Games since 1932. Since then, Omega has transformed the way time is kept at the Olympic Games. Timekeeping has journeyed from stopwatches in the 1930s to the most advanced timekeeping technology today. Today, 28 games are timed simultaneously using over 400 tons of equipment by Omega's timekeeping professionals. It takes a lot of skill (and some heavy machinery) to deliver the most flawless timing to the world's best athletes.
Below are some of the advertisements Omega produced to commemorate their involvement in past Olympic games.
Ad from the Olympic Games- Mexico 1968
Ad from the Olympic Games- Seoul 1988
Click the link below to watch a video showcasing all of the details of this incredible watch. (Considering the nice beat, it could also function as a "pump up" song for all of the athletes watching.)
Stop by more to view the "Rio 2016" Limited Edition timepiece and to hear more great details about its functionality from our watch guy, Bill.
Source:"RIO 2016." OMEGA Watches: The OMEGA "Rio 2016" Collection. OMEGA, n.d. Web. 01 July 2016.