When Tyson Gay failed to medal in the 100 meter dash by 1/100th of a second, he could hardly blame the timing equipment. Wind the clock back to 1932 however, and he would have had a much stronger argument.
Omega became the first official Olympic timer back at the 1932 Los Angeles games, and to celebrate, they have commissioned a limited edition run of the exact timing stopwatch used for those games.
While the 1932 Olympic Pocket Watch with its 3889 mechanical movement is accurate enough to be certified as a chronometer by COSC, the Swiss body that measures these kinds of things. The same can't be said for the humans that had to start and stop them. Electronic timing did not arrive until the Berlin Olympics in 1936, so the Los Angeles timekeepers had to rely on their human reactions to get an accurate time.
Omega sent just one technician with 30 pocket watches to Los Angeles, and this reissue is almost as limited with just 100 watches each in your choice of yellow, red, or white gold. At $105,000 a pop however, Omega's combined haul from this edition probably exceeds the entire cost of putting on the games back in 1932.