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2004/53/2 Wristwatch, oversized, 'Glorious Runner' with packaging, plastic / metal / cardboard, used at Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, made and designed by Swatch, Switzerland 1999. Click to enlarge.

Giant wristwatch 'Maxi Swatch' for 2000 Olympic Games

Designed
This 2.4-metre maxi watch was made by Swiss watchmakers, Swatch, in around 2000 to commemorate the Sydney Olympic Games. Titled 'Glorious Runner', the designs on the band and face depict the Sydney 2000 Games trademark and the Olympic rings. During the Games the watch was hung in the Olympic Family Lounge Number One as one of a number of maxi watches at the Olympic Stadium. According to a note on the box in which it was received at the Museum, it may also have been the prototype for the …

Summary

Object No.

2004/53/2

Object Statement

Wristwatch, oversized, 'Glorious Runner' with packaging, plastic / metal / cardboard, used at Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, made and designed by Swatch, Switzerland 1999

Physical Description

Wristwatch, oversized, 'Glorious Runner' with packaging, plastic / metal / cardboard, used at Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, made and designed by Swatch, Switzerland 1999

Wristwatch, oversized, with a clear plastic face featuring the Sydney 2000 logo and the Olympic rings and a white plastic wristband. Packed in a cardboard box with and instruction manual.

Production

Notes

This 2.4-metre maxi watch was made by Swiss watchmakers, Swatch, in around 2000 to commemorate the Sydney Olympic Games. The Sydney 2000 trademark, which decorates the surface, was designed by FHA Design Ltd. in 1998 and was common to many Olympic Games souvenirs. Only official sponsors, such as Swatch, were entitled to represent this trademark on their merchandise.

History

Notes

During the Games the watch was hung in the Olympic Family Lounge Number One as one of a number of maxi watches at the Olympic Stadium. According to a note on the box in which it was received at the Museum, it may also have been the prototype for the limited edition of 300 maxi watches produced by Swatch for the Games.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Swatch Group, Switzerland, 2004

Acquisition Date

18 March 2004

Cite this Object

Harvard

Giant wristwatch 'Maxi Swatch' for 2000 Olympic Games 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 31 January 2023, <https://ma.as/319594>

Wikipedia

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