Even Omega’s innovative stopwatches didn’t eliminate Olympic controversy. In five distinct races, both the winner and runner-up were listed as the exact same time. The most well-known controversy involved the 100-meter dash and the duel involving Ralph Metcalfe and Thomas Edward “Eddie” Tolan. To the spectators, it appeared that Metcalfe won the race, and also the timekeepers’ hand-held stopwatches recorded three occasions of 10.3 seconds for Metcalfe and two times of 10.3 and one of 10.4 minutes for Tolan. Nevertheless Tolan was announced the winner, in an ancient Olympic “photo finish.” A “Chronocinema” camera filmed at the conclusion of each race, and it was utilized to record times to the nearest 1/100th of a second. The rules at that time stated that the winner was the primary runner whose chest completely crossed the finish line, not the one whose chest reached the line first. After reviewing the film, the judges ruled the Tolan had won, entirely crossing the line 5/100ths of a second ahead of Metcalfe.This controversy presaged the demand for more precise timers, and methods of determining winners. Omega states that now, timing an Olympics requires several hundred professional timekeepers and data handlers, supported around a million specifically trained local volunteers, all with some 400 tons of gear, including scoreboards, miles of cables and optical fiber, and state-of-the-art timekeeping and data-handling technology, developed by Omega and accommodated to the requirements of every sport.Over years, James Bond has worn a few watch manufacturers, but now, none is more closely connected to the storied franchise compared to Omega. Since That Time, 007 has worn Omega at Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and SPECTRE (where Bond donned a new Omega Seamaster 300).
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Join us on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, from 5-8pm for the grand opening of this new space. Omega’s Head of Product Management, Gregory Kissling, will be joining us to present and discuss Omega’s new Planet Ocean Deep Black watches. We would love aBlogtoWatch readers to join us for a “Deep Black Cocktail” and hor d’oeuvres.
Together with Omega, we chose the Planet Ocean Deep Black as the featured watch of our grand opening. The Planet Ocean has been the most popular part of the Seamaster line at Topper. The new Deep Black series features the sophisticated METAS certified movement and is the first Seamaster to feature a ceramic case. For more information on the new Planet Ocean Deep Black, check out Ariel Adams’ recent review of the watch.
Although Ariel will be in the UAE for Dubai Watch Week, we are fortunate to have other members from the ABTW team in-store for the event.
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