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TIMING DOWN UNDER

1956

22 November – 8 December

TIMING DOWN UNDER

To get to the Olympic Games in Melbourne on time, OMEGA sent 2,475 kg of equipment on a boat bound for Australia. Leaving in August and arriving in November, the 42 boxes were insured for CHF 1 million, and included many sophisticated technologies such as the new Swim Eight-O-Matic Timer, a semi-automatic device that could determine the closest swimming results.

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Poster for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne
The Olympic flame in Melbourne, 1956
The story of Omega