OMEGA’s downtown Vancouver boutique played host on Tuesday evening to three Olympic medallists, VIP customers and local media at a Brazilian-themed party to celebrate OMEGA’s title as Official Timekeeper of the RIO 2016 Olympic Games, a role the company has assumed 26 times since 1932.
Canadian Olympians Kaylyn Kyle (Soccer – Bronze medallist – London 2012), Ryan Cochrane (Swimming, Silver medallist – London 2012, Bronze medallist – Beijing 2008) and Simon Whitfield (Triathlete, Gold medallist – Sydney 2000, Silver medallist – Beijing 2008) were on hand to chat with guests, sample traditional Brazilian food and music — and proudly show off their hard-earned past Olympic hardware.
OMEGA president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann feels privileged to have OMEGA associated with such prominent and inspiring Olympic Games athletes adding, “It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate their success in this city that has so many great Olympic Games memories for all of us at OMEGA and for everyone who is passionate about sport.”
OMEGA presented each of the three Olympians with a Seamaster Diver 300M wristwatch to honour their outstanding performances.
Next month, OMEGA will launch a commemorative timepiece celebrating the RIO 2016 Olympic Games. The new OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M ‘Rio 2016’ Limited Edition is a combination of watchmaking expertise and unique craftsmanship inspired by Rio’s famous beaches.
This exclusive watch will be limited to 3,016 pieces and be available at the OMEGA boutique.