Founded in 1848 the Omega brand has been an integral part of the 170 years of timepiece history. From serving time in space, to recording information from the oceans’ depths, from taking their place on the wrists of world leaders, explorers, and Hollywood stars the brand has delivered optimal performance and exquisite design. Standing tall as one of the best luxury brands around the globe. When Louis Brandt founded the brand in La Chaux-de-Fonds he wanted to take components and assemble them into timepieces, this is where the famous 19-ligne pocket watch movement was created and named Omega, as the last letter of the Greek alphabet and standing for the peak in perfection.
The official partner of the Olympic Games since 1932, and also NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Omega established themselves as a brand choice that is perfect for any mission. Providing stopwatches for the Olympic Games the brand brought accuracy to the tenth of a second, and has for over 80 years continued to accurate timekeeping in sports. Collectors from around the globe that are always watching for the special editions clamor for the extravagant Olympic models produced by the brand including such favorite as the Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Sochi 2014’ Limited Editiion. The brand continues to grow their territory in the world of sports outside the Olympic arena, swimming, golf, and the European Athletic Association are just a few spots they have stepped into.
From space to planet earth, Omega took strides in Hollywood as well when James Bond started sporting the brand watch on his famous wrist in 1995. Bond is a leader for style and fashion, so no matter if its Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig or the next 007, that impressive timepiece that sits on their wrists suggests elegance, class and a trusted brand.
There are many famous clientele that sport Omega on their wrist, and it puts them in a very elite group. Almost all of the mechanical timepieces produced by the brand today are equipped with the co-axial escapement, launched in 1999, and the brand also regards anti-magnetism as essential for all luxury watches and is planning on equipping all the timepieces with magnetic-field resistant movements. The brand is an undeniable part of horological history and has crafted so many amazing pieces through the years it is difficult to say what specific discovery or timepiece really propelled them to the top tier.
From the 1932 release of the first diving watch, the Omega Marine, gave way to the Omega Seamaster and really showcased the knowledge and experience the brand had acquired. They continued to master the field of diving and collaboration with such brilliant minds like Jacques Cousteau and increased their expansive archives, laying a path for further innovation and quest for perfection.
As Omega proved on moon missions they know how to control the burn, and know the exact speed to enter the atmosphere without burning up. Perfect timing is definitely what the brand has achieved and across so many facets of history. A museum for the brand houses many of the most famous timepieces, and those worn by famous people.