Omega has unveiled the Olympic Countdown Clock on the Place de la Navigation in Lausanne.
This clock highlights Lausanne’s role as Olympic Capital and stands as a tribute to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, whose term of office comes to an end this September.
The Countdown Clock, which was designed under the initiative of the City of Lausanne, comprises several blocks of limestone from the Jura. The seven pictograms that have been engraved on one of its faces 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, the 28 pictograms represent the sports federations taking part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Omega’s Countdown Clock is already counting down the time in days, hours, minutes and seconds until the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin.
The clock was designed to illustrate the Olympic spirit of the canton of Vaud and its capital Lausanne. The city has hosted the IOC headquarters since 1915 and has held the official title of Olympic Capital since 1994.