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THE START OF AN OLYMPIC LEGACY

1932

30 July – 14 August

THE START OF AN OLYMPIC LEGACY

Beginning a sports timekeeping tradition that still continues today, OMEGA became the first watchmaker to time an entire Olympic Games. Using a lone watchmaker and 30 chronographs, OMEGA was entrusted to time all disciplines in Los Angeles that year.

From this humble beginning, OMEGA has gone on to be Official Timekeeper at almost all Olympic Games. At these events, OMEGA has introduced numerous technological breakthroughs and improved sports timekeeping from 1/10th of a second in 1932 to 1/1000th of a second today.

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An OMEGA chronograph from 1932
Poster of the Olympic Games of 1932
The opening ceremony in Los Angeles
The story of Omega