In 1848, Louis Brandt opened a watchmaking workshop in the Swiss village of La Chaux-de-Fonds. After Louis Brandt’s death, his two sons took over the business and, under the new name of Louis Brandt & Fils, moved it to Biel/Bienne, where it is still located today.
In 1894, the brothers released a calibre that would determine the company’s future – the 19-ligne calibre. Using new methods, it was extremely precise, and what was more, every component could effortlessly be replaced by any watchmaker in the world.
The Brandt brothers named this achievement OMEGA, and eventually changed the company’s name to OMEGA Watch Co. By 1903, OMEGA had become the largest manufacturer of finished watches in Switzerland. In 1932, OMEGA became the first watchmaker to time an entire Olympic Games, and has since been the Official Timekeeper at almost all Olympic Games.
OMEGA watches were known for their precision and innovation, which is why they were widely used in many domains. The OMEGA Medicus watch, a model used during World War II to measure pulses, would become known as the “nurses’ watch” for the help it provided to medical staff.
In 1957, the brand launched a three-piece Professional line: the Speedmaster (also known as “the Moonwatch”), developed for space exploration with NASA, the Seamaster 300, destined for underwater discovery, and the Railmaster, able to resist magnetism more than 1,000 gauss. The company is certainly recognised around the world, and OMEGA watches have been worn by many stars, the most famous probably being James Bond himself.
As we sail into the heart of summer, OMEGA, makes waves with its new Seamaster Collection. An oceanic adventure in itself, this 11-piece assortment celebrates the 75th anniversary of the iconic Seamaster family. Each piece is uniquely bedecked in a stunning Summer Blue gradient, symbolising the depth of water resistance each watch can confidently conquer.
OMEGA, renowned for its precision and innovative timepieces, has recently unveiled three new models of its much-acclaimed Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer. This collection has been a favourite among global travellers and watches aficionados alike, known for its unique ability to track every time zone on the planet.
The race to the Red Planet has begun, and OMEGA is doing its part with this Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, a titanium analogue/digital watch with a hyper-tech heart that shows Earth and Martian time.
OMEGA has yet again exceeded all design and engineering expectations with their latest OMEGA releases of stunning timepieces. Featuring the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra, the OMEGA Seamaster Diver and the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Moonshine, this selection of precision pieces includes what are set to be the most iconic releases to date.
Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the very first Speedmaster, also known as reference CK2915-1, the new OMEGA Speedmaster 321 Canopus Gold is a highly luxurious and refined tribute both inside and out, down to its historically accurate movement.
The marriage between the world’s most famous secret agent, played in “No Time to Die” by Daniel Craig, and OMEGA now seems stainless – but you won’t find steel in this new version of the OMEGA Seamaster.
With the new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020, the Swiss brand is once again striving for gold. Presented by none other than 28-time medallist Michael Phelps.
On the outside, the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 stays true to its origins, while on the inside its OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912 caliber is at the cutting edge of modern watchmaking innovation.
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition is a materialisation of OMEGA’s commitment to the open seas, this time through Nekton.
Now in its fifth major generation, the OMEGA Constellation Gents’ Collection blends sharp looks with OMEGA’s hugely impressive watchmaking know-how.