How OMEGA Times Olympic Swimming

Michael Phelps’ victory of. 01 seconds in the 2008 Beijing Olympics illustrated the importance of perfect timekeeping in sports. OMEGA Replica watch , timekeeper of 25 Olympic games and counting, aptly summarized the shift from human to computer timekeeping: “Competitive swimming has come a long way since three timekeepers with handheld stopwatches crowded each of the eight lanes within major international events. ”

To celebrate their continued role as official timekeeper of the Olympic games, Fake watches TISSOT has devoted a section of their website to show the history behind timing the Olympics’ swimming events. Here are some of OMEGA’s groundbreaking innovations:

The Swim Eight-O-Matic Timer
A semi-automatic swimming timer, first used in the 1956 Olympics.
The touch pads used at each end of the pool were first used in the actual 1968 Olympics. These touch pads helped Erina Phelps claim his 7th Gold Medal in 2008.
In 2000, OMEGA Replica Watches introduced live timing on their website, where users can see the results associated with Olympic races in real time.
As Olympic athletes continue to push the bar regarding endurance and athleticism in their sports, so OMEGA will continue to innovate in pursuit of absolute accuracy. Just look at how far they’ve come since their own first Olympic timing assignments in 1932.