Month: February 2020

The Millisecond Battle Takes A Look At The New Timing Technology Of The Rio Olympics

Although the history of the Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC, the history of Olympic timekeeping technology only began more than 100 years ago. As the first ‘modern’ Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 1896, a manual chronograph pocket watch was used to determine the player’s time. At that time, the accuracy was only 1/5 of a second. Since the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, the Olympic timing technology has been continuously developing. More than 100 years have passed, and the stopwatch used for timing in the first modern Olympic Games has now been replaced by a series of high-tech timing devices. In view of the rapid development of today’s timing technology, even with a slight gap of one millionth of a second, Also determines the ownership of the championship.

   This accuracy requires state-of-the-art timing technology. Looking at the current world, there are only a handful of institutions that can meet the IOC timing standards. Omega has been cooperating with the Olympic Committee since 1932. Since then, it has continuously appeared on the accurate timing stage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and has been concentrating on the development of new technologies to provide advanced and lasting guarantee for the timing equipment of the Olympic Games. At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Omega was once again the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. What brand-new timing technology does this Olympic Games have? Let us take you through it.
Omega Light Sensor End Camera

   Probably the most well-known timing device used in sports competitions is the light-sensing camera system, which is installed at the finish line of sprints, hurdles, and other racing events. When the athlete crosses the finish line, his image is captured by the device, and the referee will then formally determine the winner of each competition based on this information. The new Omega light-sensing endpoint camera consists of a time detector and a timer. The end point image is produced by a high-tech picture capture device that captures images on a vertical line at a speed of 10,000 frames per second. The sensitivity of the new device has been improved compared to the previous one, making the quality of the photos taken much better than the original endpoint camera. At the same time, the compact size of the device greatly reduces the time required for assembly and disassembly.
New Omega Electronic Eye Technology

   Since 1948, the electronic eye has been one of the important devices for ‘stop timing’. The electronic eye can immediately know the results on the finish line and provide accurate data records of the winners for the athletes and spectators. In the competition in recent years, two pairs of electronic eyes at the two ends of the finish line emit light beams at the same time. When the contestants cross the light beams, the timing stops immediately. Today, Omega is proud to introduce a new and upgraded version of this important device. The number of electronic eyes has been increased from the original two pairs to four pairs, all connected to a system and placed on the finish line of the track. Four pairs of electronic eyes work at the same time, which can detect more body shape when the athlete crosses the beam, and no longer need to adjust the height of the electronic eyes during hurdles. This means that the accuracy of data at critical moments will be greatly improved.
New Improved Scoreboard

   The high-resolution scoreboards used at the Rio Olympics have been redesigned and installed with new operating software that not only displays text and instant messages, but also plays animations, athlete pictures and visual images. With the application of modern special effects, the scoreboard can highlight the names of the winners, their achievements and the flags of their countries, making the viewing of the game more exciting and exciting. The new scoreboard will not only ensure the continuity of all matches, but also get unprecedented grand effects at such exciting moments as breaking world records and producing world championships. Omega spent a lot of time testing different distances and contrasts to ensure maximum visibility of the scoreboard. Compared with the amber and black scoreboards used in the past, the new scoreboard is a major improvement.
Golf scoreboard

   After more than a century, golf has returned to the Olympic arena. To this end, Omega has introduced a new scoreboard for this event. The new scoreboard is set on four dedicated tees on the ground and equipped with a radar measurement system. After the golfer kicks off, the scoreboard will capture real-time information and show it to the audience, allowing them to keep a close eye on the game. In addition to the player’s name and current performance, the scoreboard will also display real-time data such as hitting speed, estimated distance and hitting height.
Illegal Runaway Monitoring System

   The performance of the starter used in track and field events has been greatly enhanced. Thanks to its built-in sensor, it measures the pressure exerted by the competitors on the starter at a speed of 4,000 times per second. This monitoring system can immediately send force measurement data to the on-site computer and draw a ‘force curve’, so that the sender can intuitively analyze the athlete’s reaction in the event of a run. All this can be achieved thanks to the new system application software and the improved communication technology between the starter and the offending detection system.
Archery target system

   For the first time in the Olympic Games, technology was used to record results in archery. Prior to the Olympic Games, the results of archery competitions have always depended on the human eye to use special telescopes to determine. At the Rio Olympics, Omega introduced a new arrow target with a built-in scanning system. When the arrow hits the target, the two scanners will run vertically and horizontally, respectively, to calculate the distance between the arrow and the center of the target. The accuracy of the system reaches 0.2 mm, which is beyond the reach of the human eye. At the same time, the system runs very fast, and can give results within 1 second after the arrow target is hit.

   In addition to the new timing technology mentioned above, Omega prepared a total of more than 450 tons of timing equipment, 200 kilometers of cables, 335 special sports scoreboards, 79 public scoreboards, and 480 professional timekeepers for the Olympic Games. And 850 trained volunteers. Committed to providing all dedicated athletes with perfect timing services, allowing them to compete freely and fairly on the Olympic arena, an important stage in their lives.


Men’s Watch Wind Direction Crazy Combination Of Complex Timepieces

This is the world’s first mechanical watch with instant jump time zone display, synchronized date, day and night, and city indication. It has a breakthrough meaning. This perfect combination of a practical dual time zone display system and precise timing functions, and equipped with Breitling’s new Breitling 04 movement, is one of the very few chronograph watches that can provide dual time zone display perfectly.
This year, men’s watches with complex functions are still hot, and major brands are happily combining various complex functions that have never been combined before; although the control of time is only an illusion on the dial, this fun content It shows people’s most urgent psychology; new kinetic energy methods such as light kinetic energy and wind energy are showing a brand new direction. After this year’s milestone models, the future is still infinite.
Swarovski Dragon Watch
Influence: ★★★
The design is clever to show the beauty of the dragon. Since the test of the Basel Watch in 2010, this year Swarovski officially launched a men’s watch series for the market. This series of watches highlighting the theme of the Year of the Dragon is only available in Asia.
宝 玑 Classique 5717
Influence: ★★★★★
Press the button to trigger the instant jump of the 12 o’clock digital window. This is the world’s first mechanical watch with instant jump time zone display, synchronized date, day and night, and city indication. It has a breakthrough significance.
Urwerk UR-202
Influence: ★★★★★
第一 The world’s first wristwatch powered by a wind system. UR-202 completely broke the impression of watches in people’s minds. In addition, although its price has not been announced yet, it should be expensive, and there are only 10 in the world.
Hermes Time Pause Watch
Influence: ★★★★★
This technology involves the triple flyback system, which is also the world’s first watch with two exclusive patent protections. Break through the traditional concept of time display and pause time. Best Men’s Watch at the Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
Influence: ★★★★
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer II enhances precision and reliability to a higher level. The case is enlarged to 42 mm and a new 3187 movement developed by Rolex is built. This movement is equipped with the latest patented technologies of many brands.
Breitling Chronomat GMT
Influence: ★★★
This perfect combination of practical dual time zone display system and precise timing function, and equipped with Breitling’s new Breitling 04 movement independently developed, is one of the very few chronograph watches that can provide dual time zone display perfectly.
Citizen Eco-Drive
Satellite time table
Influence: ★★★★
腕表 This watch can automatically capture the signal from the nearest satellite from 24 navigation satellites 20,000 kilometers away from the earth and check the time and date according to the location of the watch. The groundbreaking new technology integrates the design concept of crossing space. Blancpain VILLERET half time zone watch
Influence: ★★★★★
宝 This year’s new stunning work by Blancpain in Basel has been well received for its pioneering semi-time zone indication. It solves the problem of time confusion for travellers traveling to a half-time country, and the wearer can adjust the second time zone in a span of 30 minutes.
IWC Sidérale
Scafusia watch
Influence: ★★★★
计时 Can be timed side by side in two different ways. After ten years of in-depth research, the Swiss watch brand IWC successfully equipped the watch with a solar day, a stellar day and an astronomical display. In addition, the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch is the most complicated watch creation in the history of IWC.


Panarai Builds Two Special Edition Watches For Nanjing Stores

Panerai specially introduced two special edition watches for Nanjing as a tribute. The bottom case of both watches is engraved with Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, a landmark of Nanjing, and is only available at Panerai Nanjing stores.

   The first special edition watch designed for Nanjing was the Radiomir 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio – 47 mm 10-day power reserve two-time automatic steel watch (PAM00595), limited to 10 pieces. This watch’s elegant pillow-shaped case is made of polished steel; the simple black sandwich dial features hours with luminous Arabic numerals, a date display, a 10-day linear power reserve display, and a 9 o’clock position. There is a small seconds dial, which also has day and night hands; in addition to the hour and minute hands in the center of the dial, there is a second time zone hand essential for tourists. All elements on the dial are coated with light brown Super-LumiNova®. The watch uses a vintage leather strap and is equipped with a self-winding movement P.2003 developed by Panerai in the Neuchâtel watch factory in Switzerland.

   The second special edition watch is the Luminor Marina Acciaio – 44 mm stainless steel watch (PAM00591), limited to 50 pieces. The watch case is made of polished stainless steel, and the crown guards are made of frosted steel; the classic Panerai black dial is used, and the simple and elegant bar-shaped hour markers and Arabic numerals are painted with light brown Super -LumiNova®. The dial is marked ‘Luminor Marina’, ‘Panerai’ and embossed with slow torpedoes-the Italian Royal Navy commandos were driving it to perform difficult underwater tasks, which they wore on their wrists at the time It was the first Panerai watch. In addition, the hour, minute and small seconds at 9 o’clock are also coated with the same fluorescent paint, in order to improve visibility and make the watch look more classic. The retro leather strap also highlights related elements. This watch is equipped with an OP II manual-winding movement.
  Both watches belong to the special edition series and are designed by Paneraitec for customers in specialty stores around the world.
Panerai Nanjing Deji Plaza Store
Shop F116, Deji Plaza, No. 18 Zhongshan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing
Phone: +86 25 8677 7112
Email: [email protected]

Panerai PAM00595 bottom
Model: PAM00595.
Movement: Panerai P.2003 self-winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai. 13¾ cm, 8 mm thick, 25 stone. Glucydur® balance, which vibrates 28,800 times per hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device, 10-day power reserve, 3 barrels, 296 parts.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, time in both places, 24-hour display, linear power reserve display, seconds hand reset.
Case: 47 mm in diameter, polished steel, with removable linear lugs (Panelai patent). Screw-down winding crown engraved with OP.
Bezel: Polished stainless steel.
Case back: Screw-in, stainless steel, engraved with Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals. Date display at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock
A small seconds dial and a linear power reserve display at 6 o’clock.
Crystal glass: Sapphire crystal glass, 1.9 mm thick, anti-reflective coating.
Water resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 meters).
Strap: Leather strap with PANERAI logo and large polished steel buckle.
LUMINOR MARINA ACCIAIO-44 mm stainless steel watch technical specifications

Officine Panerai PAM00591
Model: PAM00591.
Movement: Unique Panerai OP II manual-winding mechanical movement, 16½ legal minutes, 17 stones. Glucydur® balance, which vibrates 21,600 times per hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device, 56 hours power
Stored and certified by Swiss Official Observatory (C.O.S.C.).
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case: 44 mm in diameter, AISI 316L polished steel.
Bezel: Polished stainless steel.
Case back: Screw-in, stainless steel, engraved with Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum.
Crown protection: Frosted stainless steel (Paner patent).
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hours. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal glass: Sapphire crystal glass, 3.5 mm thick, anti-reflective coating.
Water resistance: 30 bar (~ 300 meters).
Strap: Leather strap with PANERAI logo and large polished steel buckle. With a steel

Screwdriver and a spare strap.