Many of you may know that, recently a big event of Asia, the Asian Games, is holding in Incheon, Korea. Every event like this should have an official timekeeper. And the official timekeeper of this Asian Games 2014 is Tissot. So we can find that Tissort has released many special edition watches for the Asian Games.
The Asian Games may remind you of the Olympic Games 2 year later. Since 1848, Omega watches happen to be continuously changed having a concentrate on the art of creating luxury watches. And it has been the official timekeeper of the Olympics for many years.
Early this year, Omega has introduced a brand new version, the Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016″, devoted towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Game. The 27th Olympics marks the very first time a South American city to hosts the big event. The 3 sub-dials from the new model are decorated by rings in bronze, gold and silver which easily can remember the medals granted towards the Olympic champions. Bronze can be used for that 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, silver for that small seconds at 9 o’clock and, finally, gold for that 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock. Inspired through the 1969 type of the initial Omega Speedmaster Mark II, the polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-formed with polished crown and pushers while offering water proofing to 100 metres / 330 ft. Its dimensions remains identical to the model which was introduced in the month of january this season. (42.4 mm x 46.2 mm)
Among the distinctive particulars from the watch is, the transparent tachymeter scale around the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring full of Super-LumiNova. The whitened and black hour and minute hands stick out within the matt black dial. They’re covered with Super-LumiNova, out of the box the central chronograph hand and markers.
The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016″ is operated by a self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement, the Omega calibre 3330, outfitted by having an Si14 silicon balance spring along with a Co-Axial escapement with three levels. And in addition it comes outfitted having a 52 hour power reserve.
The logo design from the Rio 2016 Olympics is viewed around the screw-in caseback that is engraved with “Si14”, “Column Wheel”. Only 2016 bits of the Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016″ is going to be created. Retail cost is EUR 4,840.
As the Asia Games going on, I cannot wait to watch the 2016 Olympic Games, and I cannot wait to see the Omega special edition watch.