The saga of Omega starts from the year 1848 with its founder Louis Brandt who manually assembled hand watches from parts made in the local La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand Omega was launched in 1894 and then came the origin of the vintage collection of Omega, the Omega constellation watches, the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, the Omega Seamaster waterproof sports watch, and the Seamaster Diver watches.
In March 1965, Omega's Speedmaster Chronograph was "flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions" and was declared the best watch, which could withstand the U.S Space agency's severe tests. Apparently, the Speedmaster is the only watch that has been worn on the moon.
The current Speedmaster Professional line is enhanced by a version with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and transparent sapphire caseback—revealing the movement that has inscripted, “The first and only watch worn on the moon.” Well surely, the person owning this watch would be walking on the moon and clouds with a lot of pride and prestige.
The Seamaster is a sports watch, made of resistant materials such as titanium and rubber, plus the classy touch of gold and steel. Models in fad are the chronographs, regatta timers, GMT chronometers and – with the elegant Aqua Terra Models – OMEGA’s revolutionary Co-Axial Chronometer movement.
The Omega Constellation depicts a contemporary look and is inspired from the Constellation "Manhattan" in the 1980s. The Constellation line comprises of watches in gold and steel, or both, for men and women. Different shaped cases and different dial colours studded with diamonds can get saints to desire.
After the Constellation, emerged the DeVille series, which became a rage. Discrete dials and new-age materials, blended with an immaculate style, these watches go beyond the trends of time. The DeVille watch implemented one of 20 th century's major horological inventions: the Co- Axial Escapement De Ville Co-Axial. Unique design and reliable mechanism, made this watch an instant hit.
During the year's 1998- 2000, the Omega Dynamic collection launched watches of alternative styles.
The Constellation 50th Anniversary watch was unveiled in 2002 and the series included three ladies’ models and three men’s models in steel or gold, each engraved with the words “Constellation—50 Years” on the caseback. Black, cream and silver dials were embossed with the Omega logo. The Omega Quadra line of watches, are extraordinarily worth a look- square designs and sporty accents, this chronograph watch comes in a variety of models and colors to match the various moods and fancies of their customers.
The current Omega collection include Constellation, Seamaster, Seamaster GMT, Chrono Diver, Diver Chronometer, Racing Chronometer, Aqua Terra Chronometer, Apnea, Aqua Terra Railmaster, X-33, Speedmaster Professional, Moon Phase, Broad Arrow, Legend, and De Ville Co-Axial Power Reserve.
There is a Specialty Collection too, which come in jewelry, museum, skeleton and tourbillon styles. Each of these styles are exquisite and unique. Each of the models and styles has numerous specifications and wonderful looking, gem embedded cases. Yellow, white and red gold are the main Omega dial colours and the watches are aesthetically touched with the tinge of gold and steel. The watches for ladies are elegant and graceful, and make for a perfect dress watch. The watches for the men folk are rugged, classy, sturdy, and majestic, which definitely do not fail to make an impression.
Did you know that each and every Omega watch undergoes extreme tests, so that it can be stamped an OMEGA watch? Each new model is tested on the wrist as well as in the lab for temperature, shock and vibration resistance. These testing methods challenge the stability of the bracelet, dial, hands, case and internal movement. Only those that survive the testing process make their way onto the wrists of the celebrities and public.
Official Omega ambassadors include, Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, and Michael Schumacher. Well, believe them or no, believe Timecafé — Omega is outstanding!