“Faster, Higher, Stronger”—the Olympics summarizes its history with only three but powerful words. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating, meaning they each occur every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th
century BC to the 4th
Since, the Olympics has given birth to the mightiest and strongest athletes in the universe, a dream arena for the champions yet unborn. It is the ultimate test of every athlete, who claims to be the best. A battle of the flesh and combat of spirits where only the fastest, the highest and the strongest emerge as winners. Every step taken, time is of the essence. No effort is wasted, no movement escapes, all is counted because Omega is watching very closely.
As the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, Omega has seen so many champions and two of these champs are legends in their own game, Usain Bolt in track in field and Michael Phelps in swimming.
Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 meters and 200 meters world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 meters relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion. He is considered to be the greatest athlete ever.
Michael Phelps, on the other hand, is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders),Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. Phelps is the long course world record holder in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley as well as the former long course world record holder in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.
For both of these record holders, nothing is more essential than time, and for the record, Bolt and Phelps give the merits to the Omega Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 Rattrapante Chronograph.
Stamped on the case back is the official five-ring logo of the Olympic Games, Swiss made and only 300 pieces made, the historic movement is housed in an 18 Ct yellow, white or red gold watchcase of 100 of each, the white enamel dial is a faithful replica of the original 1932 design. The case back opens to reveal the movement, protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Powered by the Omega calibe3 3889A, a high performance movement with an advanced Rattrapante chronograph mechanism controlled by a double column wheel, the Omega Limited Edition Pocket Watch 1932’s 53.7 mm movement is assembled from restored and enhanced components at 36, 000 alterations per hour, allowing measurements accurate to 1/10th of a second and is certified as a chronometer by COSC. The title Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the words Limited Edition are engraved on the case back, along with the edition number of each piece: (001/100) for each of the 18 Ct yellow, white and red gold editions.
Extraordinary as the Olympics, the OMEGA Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 Rattrapante Chronograph is a great history of countless victories and celebration of lives that have been part of its greatness. It is also a narration of mechanical horology with Swiss craftsmanship and the most contemporary watch making technologies. Indeed, the OMEGA Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 Rattrapante Chronograph is the greatest symbolism of friendship and brotherhood not only of the fastest, highest and strongest athletes but also of the International Olympic Committee and the brand that made the Olympic history possible—Omega.
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