The year 2008 marks the brand's 23rd appearance as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games at the upcoming 2008 Beijing Games. To celebrate the long-standing cooperation, the company has created a one-of-a-kind timepiece.
The Omega Speedmaster 5-Counter Chronograph is the world's first watch revealing a five-counter chronograph layout. The five counters on the watch dial, representing the iconic five rings of the Olympics, start from 3 o'clock - you will see a small seconds counter, a 7-day chronograph recorder, a day of the week indicator, a 12-hour chronograph recorder, and a 30-minute chronograph recorder.
The 44mm case of the new Omega watch incorporates a tachymeter bezel, and a sapphire crystal. The case is crafted from 18K red gold, 18K yellow gold, or stainless steel. The timepiece accommodates Omega's self-winding Calibre 3888 movement. The self-winding caliber offers a 52-hour power reserve. The mechanism comprises a column wheel and the highly acclaimed Omega Co-Axial Escapement.
The Omega Speedmaster 5-Counter has been inspired by the company's long-standing role as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, and 2008 Beijing Games in particular. The watch will be available innumbered limited editions, in each of the mentioned-above metals.
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