Omega's Rio 2016 Olympics timepiece

August 25, 2014
It feels like only yesterday the FIFA World Cup in Brazil ended; Germany crowned champions and Mario Gotze the new name on everyone’s lips. But Omega has given us a timely reminder that in just two years’ time the world’s sporting eyes will again descend on the samba nation as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Olympics. Ignoring the damning reports that the city is not ready to host the world's biggest event, as the official timekeeper to the games the Swiss watch brand has released a tribute timepiece – the Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016. [gallery link="none" ids="7273,7272,7274"] Inspired by the original 1969 model, the Rio watch does of course look unique, paying homage to the three medals with bronze, silver and 18k gold rings decorating the sub-dials. Meanwhile the caseback is engraved with the Rio 2016 logo and the limited edition number of the watch – only 2,016 will be made. If Omega really wants to promote this watch though, maybe they should give one to Michael Phelps to wear. After all, it’s water resistant to 100 metres. Details: visit