|Wednesday 1st August 2012|
Michael Spiers Director Adam Spiers Visits Olympics as OMEGA Guest
Adam Spiers, a Director of the Michael Spiers group of independent jewellers, visited the London 2012 Olympics this week as a special guest of OMEGA, the Official Olympic Timekeeper.
Adam said: "It was a great honour to be one of the few retailers invited by OMEGA to London 2012. The atmosphere was absolutely electric and I was so pleased to be at the Aquatic Centre on Monday evening to watch Plymouth College pupil Ruta Meilutyte swim and receive her gold medal in the 100m breast stroke final."
Teenager Ruta Meilutyte won Lithuania's first ever Olympic gold in the pool by beating American Rebecca Soni in the women's 100m breaststroke.
The 15-year-old, who goes to the same Plymouth school as Tom Daley, led from the start and beat Soni by 0.08 seconds.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have special significance for OMEGA. It has been 80 years since the brand first served as Official Olympic Timekeeper at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
It will also mark the 25th time OMEGA has assumed this enormous responsibility.
OMEGA was Official Olympic Timekeeper the last time the Olympics came to London in 1948 and the Swiss watch maker has created a special watch to commemorate the occasion.
The Seamaster 1948 ‘London 2012’ Limited Edition of which only 1,948 will be made.
Examples of this very special watch are available at the Michael Spiers group's showrooms in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter and in Taunton where the company trades as Leath Jewellers.
Adam also met one of OMEGA's ambassadors, Michelle Wie, the American professional golfer who plays on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a United States Golf association (USGA) amateur championship. Wie is the youngest winner of the US Women’s Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event. She turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005.