Omega pays tribute to the trailblazers of the Olympics with the Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016
Glued to the television screen like most folks over the course of the Rio Olympics? The Buro team was right there with you, what with the furor that is Joseph Schooling winning gold for our Little Red Dot in a stupendous feat that catapulted our nation right into Olympic history.
Indeed, Schooling and his fellow champions are exactly the lifeblood that drives the spirit of the Games — excitement, passion and a dedicated desire that draws countless spectators to witness their boundless energy as they carve out a spot in their name. Cheering on this unity of ace sportsmanship, Omega in their capacity as the official timekeeper devotes a unique timepiece to the Olympics: The Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016. Representative of the triumphant air as the winning athletes stand before the world upon the victory podium, the chronograph bears rings of gold, silver and bronze on its dial much like the acclaimed medals. Bronze surrounds the 30-minute recorder, silver for the small seconds indicator and gold encircles a 12-hour counter — three sub-dials taken from the design of original 1969 Speedmaster Mark II.
Crafted entirely from stainless steel, finished with polished and brushed effects that complement the matte black dial, this third model of the limited edition Rio collection sports a transparent tachymeter scale illuminated by Superluminova to glow in lowlight conditions (a first among all of Omega's collections). Additionally, its hands are coated in the same material in order to maximise legibility while the Omega calibre 3330 beneath its watch face powers reliable time, equipped with an exclusive Si14 silicon spring balance and co-axial escapement combination.
Embossed with the Rio 2016 logo on its caseback, this haute horlogerie icon of victory encapsulates that effervescent moment when tireless effort morphs into sheer elation — the only winning standard the Omega Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016 advocates.
The limited edition Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016 is available at Omega boutiques.