Timepiece-maker Omega, the official provider of timing devices for the London Olympics slated for 2012, has been faced with an embarrassing situation a huge clock it installed at the Trafalgar Square just recently has suddenly stopped.
The digital clock, which was supposed to run non-stop until the opening of the 2012 Olympics, was installed just hours before it apparently decided to malfunction.
“We are obviously very disappointed that the clock has suffered this technical issue,” Omega said in a statement.
According to reports, the clock stopped at 500 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds before the Olympic Games.
The clock was showcased Monday by London Olympic organising committee (LOCOG) chairman Sebastian Co. There were also Olympic gold medalists at the unveiling, Reuters reports.
Omega says that they will be investigating what caused the embarrassing incident. The Swiss timepiece maker also vowed to fix the clock at the soonest possible time.
According to Reuters, Omega has been supplying timepieces for the Olympic Games since 1932.