Although officially founded in 1903, Omega’s roots go back further, to 1848, when its forerunner La Generale Watch Co was set up in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Despite its rich history, which includes creating the first tourbillon wristwatch calibre, it is probably best known for putting the first watch on the moon, in the form of the Speedmaster; for being Bond’s trusty companion and for timing the Olympics since 1932. Omega is also renowned for making great-looking watches that are both of the moment and timeless; it’s a real watch lover’s brand.
First launched in 1952, this collection, which also incorporates the recent Globemasters, has the most daring aesthetic of all Omega’s watches. With its integrated bracelet and mix of steel and precious metal, it’s reminiscent of the iconic styles of the 1970s.
The choice of British military divers and a certain fictional spy, the Seamaster is Omega’s record-breaking dive watch. With the basic model being good to 300m, while the Ploprof will take you to a body-crushing 1200m, this is a timepiece no scuba-suited person should be without.
Forever known as the watch that went to the moon, the Speedmaster has a cult following like no other. It helps that this chronograph has retained its classic lines, making it a robust yet stylish everyday wearer.
The DeVille collection, which includes the Ladymatic, Hour Vision, Prestige, Trésor and Tourbillon lines, is united by its elegance. Rather than the more sporty styles for which Omega is known, these are beautiful designed dress watches that exude sophistication.