Omega has a long history with the Olympic Games. For over 86 years, the world renown watchmaker has been the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. They have also created extraordinary signature watches, celebrating the host country, for both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc is here to talk about some of the iconic Omega watches that have been produced for the Olympic Games.
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games Omega Stopwatches
In 1932, Omega produced 30 stopwatches that accurately timed events at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. While 300 of these watches were reproduced in later years, some original and rare Olympic watches are out there. There were 300 reproductions made in three colors, yellow gold, white gold and red gold. Each color was produced in a quantity of 100. They also sold for more than $100,000. The three colors symbolize the gold, silver and bronze medals.
1956 Melbourne Olympic Games Omega Watch
If you are looking for one of the Omega watches produced for The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games Omega watches are very hard to find, even on the used market. They came in two variants; one has the well-known Olympic rings on its face while the other has XVI in gold on the dial. If you find one of these watches, hold on to it. There are less than 100 of these known to exist.
1968 Mexico Olympic Games Omega Chronostop
The watch created for the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games has become a rare find as well. The watch was actually produced in 1966 and comes in three colors; olive green, red and white. Each of the watches come with matching leather straps and are used for short interval timing using the Chronostop.
1976 Montreal Olympic Games Omega Watch
In the 1970s, quartz watches were highly sought after and considered to be high tech. Now, most watch collectors have no desire to own one. This was the first LCD display produced by Omega and is still referred to as “the scoreboard.” Depending on the condition of the watch, they can be a good investment.
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Omega Timepiece
For the 1992 Olympic Games, Omega created two different watches; one for the sponsors and the other for the collectors. This watch was nicknamed “Polaris” and isn’t as sought after as other watches. This is mainly due to the quartz display.
Omega 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games Watch
This year, Omega produced a signature watch for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. While considered more mainstream,it has been produced in three different colors that include 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold and 18K rose gold to commemorate the three medals.
Buying & Selling Omega Watches & More at Auction in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
If you are in search of the Olympic collection watches from any of the past Olympic Games, one of the best places to find exactly what you are looking for is at auction. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc can help you find collectible Omega watches today!