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4 August 2016



OMEGA celebrates its proud timekeeping legacy with a special exhibition in the vibrant city

As the Official Timekeeper of Rio 2016, OMEGA resumes its Olympic Games duties for the 27th time since 1932. To celebrate the brand’s timekeeping legacy, a special exhibition is being held at the Ocean Terminal of Harbour City in Hong Kong, from 4th to the 10th of August.

The exhibition showcases an extensive range of timekeeping equipment both historical and cutting-edge, from the split-second chronograph from 1953, that recorded time to 1/10th of a second, right through to the Scan’O’Vision MYRIA photofinish camera, which makes its Olympic Games debut in Rio and can capture 10,000 digital images per second.

Also on display is a series of vintage and new OMEGA Olympic Games timepieces, from 1956 to the latest commemorative pieces launched this year, including the Seamaster Diver 300M “Rio 2016” Limited Edition and Seamaster Aqua Terra watches.

The oldest piece is the OMEGA Seamaster XVI 18K gold watch that was manufactured for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. The watch was created to celebrate 25 years of uninterrupted timekeeping at the Olympic Games since 1932.

Visitors can also take part in various interactive games at the exhibition, including an opportunity to be photographed as the winning athlete standing on the medal podium.