05 August 2014
The countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has reached in important milestone – in exactly two years, the eyes of the entire world will be focused on the world's highest-profile sporting event, which will take place in Latin America for the first time ever.
The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is a tribute to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and perfectly celebrates the excitement and captivating spirt of this incredible competition that will bring together more than 200 nations. The chronograph’s unique dial evokes the feelings of glory and triumph that the world's best athletes will experience when they take their places on the medal podium.
Inspired by the 1969 model of the original OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II, the polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped and has a polished crown and pushers. Beneath a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is a matt black dial featuring a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The sub-dials are decorated with a bronze ring, 18K yellow gold ring and 925 silver ring respectively – a design that recalls the medals awarded to Olympic champions.
The transparent tachymeter scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring filled with Super-LumiNova. The varnished white and black hour and minute hands, chronograph seconds hand and hour markers are also coated with Super-LumiNova, making it possible to read the time in a variety of lighting conditions. The Speedmaster Mark II is the first watch in OMEGA’s collection that makes it possible for the wearer to see the tachymeter scale in the dark.
The screw-in caseback is stamped with the logo of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and is engraved with “Si14”, “Column Wheel” and the limited edition number of the wristwatch – only 2,016 pieces of this model will be produced.
The polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet is complete with OMEGA’s patented screw-and-pin design and a foldover rack-and-pusher clasp. The length of the bracelet can be adjusted by releasing the outer clasp and sliding the inner clasp.
The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is powered by the OMEGA calibre 3330 equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a Co-Axial escapement with three levels. The reliability delivered with the combination of these exclusive components is such that your timepiece is offered with a full four-year warranty.
The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet) and is offered in a special presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
OMEGA and the Olympic Games
OMEGA will serve as Official Timekeeper for its 27th Olympic Games when the incredible sporting spectacle makes its way to South America for the first time. The brand looks forward to offering its timekeeping and data-handling services to each participating athlete at the Games and is proud to measure, record and display the medal-winning results that will make Olympic history in Rio in 2016.
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The sub-dials are decorated with a bronze ring, 18K yellow gold ring and 925 silver ring respectively – a design that recalls the medals awarded to Olympic champions