Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Omega Luxury Watches opens its Omega Pavilion on the Olympic Green in Beijing.
Olympic Games begin on August 8th, 2008, but Omega watches has made a running start with the opening of its Omega Pavilion, on the Olympic Green. The opening of the Omega Pavilion was a huge ceremony with hundreds of members of the international press and invited guests.
CEO of Swatch Group Nick Hayek, President of Omega, Stephen Urquhart and Omega Olympic Manager, Christophe Berthaud attended the opening. Also present were the President of the International Olympic, Tu Mingde, and four Ambassadors for the Omega brand each of whom are impressive Olympic medalists:
Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, who earned multiple Olympic Medals.
Russian swimmer, Alexander Popov, multiple gold medal winner.
China's Yang Yang, the first Chinese speed skater to win a gold metal at a Winter Olympic Games.
and shooter Xu Mai Feng, who was the first Chinese gold medalist at the Summer Olympic Games.
The pavilion is now open to the public, every day of the Olympic Games from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m . The Pavilion covers an expansive 8200 square feet, on two floors. The Pavilion includes a large exhibition center where on display is Omega's legendary watches as well as Omega's innovative timekeeping equipment introduced over the decades since 1932, specialized for the World of Sports. The Pavilion also contains a boutique and a stage for special events. A selection of exhibits highlight not only OMEGA’s legendary watches but also the timekeeping equipment which the Swiss watchmaker has introduced to the world of sport over the past several decades.