Omega watches continues their proud history of Olympic timekeeping, that stretches back to 1932, with the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games. A follow up to the first Summer Youth Olympic Games that took place in Singapore, 2010, the first Winter Games will start January 13th in Innsbruck, Austria. The whole event kicked off last July, with the unveiling of Omega’s Countdown Clock.
This event will bring together over 1,000 athletes, from ages 14 to 18 from over 60 countries to compete. The events include alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, biathlon, snowboarding, speed skating, curling, luge, short track, speed skating and figure skating. Another important element for the youth participating is the Culture & Education Program. This aims to raise awareness and create ambassadors of the youth on Olympic values, skill development, well-being, health and social responsibility.
And with all Olympic events, Omega is proud to release new timepieces dedicated to the event, which are all part of their Timeless Collection. The latest watch is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph. It comes in a 44mm steel case with a 500 feet water resistance depth. It includes a chronograph, COSC-certified chronometer, date and small seconds sub-dial. It features Omega’s brand new Co-Axial Escapement, for far greater precision, stability and durability for the movement.