Star of Tokyo 2020 and recent addition to the OMEGA family Caeleb Dressel visits OMEGA Showcasing in Tokyo.
For American swimmer Caeleb Dressel, memories of Tokyo 2020 will be forever gold. The talented American swimmer and OMEGA Ambassador earned five golds, claiming the winner’s medal in the Men’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Freestyle, Men’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 4x100m Medley and Men’s 4x100 Freestyle.
Along the way, he set new World and Olympic records and became the fifth swimmer to win at least five gold medals in one Olympic Games, joining the list with fellow OMEGA Ambassador Michael Phelps.
OMEGA precision played a vital role in recording his Olympic dreams and the brand was thrilled to guide the swimming star through its showcase of timekeeping technology in Tokyo, where he even tried his hand at watchmaking.
Asked how he felt about joining the OMEGA family, Caeleb Dressel said, “It’s very humbling, it’s a great brand, and precision timing is so important. One hundredth of a second makes a big difference to your results”.
An Olympic gold medallist and world record holder prior to Tokyo 2020, Caeleb Dressel has been on a winning trajectory since 2017, when he claimed seven gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
OMEGA is proud to include Caeleb Dressel in its impressive roster of swimming greats, which includes Chad le Clos, Swiss swimmer Jérémy Desplanches and the legendary Michael Phelps.
During the visit, Caeleb Dressel wore OMEGA’s Seamaster Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Diver 300M in steel and 18K yellow gold, with blue ceramic dial and bezel. Fixed with a NATO strap in USA colours. “I got it in Hawaii. I don’t usually choose navy blue, but this watch kind of screamed at me. I had to have it – and I really like gold”.