Most of us know that Omega Watches are the Official Timekeeper for the Olympics, but did you realize that this company has been the official sponsor of the Paralympics since 2001? Sir Philip Craven, the President of the International Paralympics Committee, has developed a long and respectful relationship with the watchmaker. In honor of the Vancouver games, Craven and the Paralympics committee, along with Omega opened the Olympic Games Boutique at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver.
Some of the specialty timepieces that will be featured are the Constellation ’09 Collection, the Olympic Pocket watch, the 1932 Pocket watch, and the Seamaster Vancouver 2010, which is a limited edition piece. The limited edition piece was produced, by Omega, to commemorate the Olympic Games. There were Paralympics athletes on hand to celebrate the occasion, as well as Sir Craven himself.
Omega and the Olympic Games have maintained such a close relationship over the years, because they are working for a common goal. The Olympic Games is a regal event, in which every second (in fact, every millisecond) counts. No timekeeper is more trusted than Omega to maintain that integrity. As part of the Paralympics Games, Omega will bring that same enthusiasm to the table, keeping track of history…one second at a time.