Omega’s Countdown Clock in the Olympic Capital stands at a height of four metres
24 June, 2014 at 9:15 am in Business
This clock, which was designed under the initiative of the City of Lausanne, comprises several blocks of limestone from the Jura. Seven pictograms have been engraved on one of its replica Omega Planet Ocean. They represent the seven Olympic sports that are included in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games programme: biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and skiing
. On the other face, another 28 pictograms have been carved into the stone. They represent the sports federations taking part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games replica Omega. These pictograms have been engraved using traditional craftsmanship. If necessary, the logos can be modified and adapted for countdowns to future editions of the summer and winter Olympic Games.
Omega’s Countdown Clock in the Olympic Capital stands at a height of four metres and weighs 20 tons. Regional craftsmen worked on the design and assembly of this one-of-a-kind clock, which is already counting down the time in days, Breitling Chrono Avenger replica, minutes and seconds until the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin. The clock, which dedicated to IOC President Jacques Rogge, had been wrapped inside a gigantic gift package made up of thousands of balloons. When the balloons were released into the sky, the clock was unveiled.