Since 1848, the prestigious Swiss watch company OMEGA has embraced a pioneering spirit and commitment to innovation. From deep sea to the space, OMEGA timepieces have made their mark, setting the highest standards of quality and precision. As the Official Timekeeper, OMEGA will continue its long-standing role for the 27th time in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In 1999, OMEGA launched the first series-produced wristwatch to be equipped with the revolutionary Co-Axial escapement, one of the most important innovations in mechanical watchmaking in more than two centuries. In 2015, OMEGA created the world's first master chronometer. It is a watch tested to the industry's highest standards, set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Master chronometers are subjected to 8 rigorous tests over 10 days and are resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.