Omega Watch History
Omega Watches was founded by Louis Brandt, who set up an assembly workshop in La Chaux-de-fonds in the year 1848. The Omega Watch Company is one of the most popular brands of Swiss watches and has always been defined by its pioneering spirit. Omega has actively participated in some of the most adventurous events in history, such as being the first official timekeeper of the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, their dive watches always found their place with marine activity and sailing expeditions, and ultimately Space Exploration.
In 1948, Omega SA launches the “Seamaster Pro” line, which is the first watch to have a strong, water-resistant casing. In 1952, Omega launches their popular “Constellation” series. In 1957, Omega launches the “Speedmaster” which eventually passes 11 NASA environmental tests and becomes the first and remains the only watch to land on the moon in 1969.
The “Seamaster Pro” is a collection of dive watches that is proud to have been worn and advocated by every 007/James Bond character since Pierce Brosnan was first featured in the 007 movie titled Golden-Eye and with the latest James Bond played by actor Daniel Craig such as the Omega Spectre Limited Edition and the new Omega James Bond watch know as the Commander’s watch, also a limited edition. The Seamaster Pro was specifically designed with diving in mind, and allows its owner to dive up to 300m. The more specialized “Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean” watch series allows its owner to dive up to 600m. Another best-selling model is the “Constellation” which is endorsed by Cindy Crawford. The Omega Speedmaster has also long been associated with professional racer Michael Schumacher one of the more sought after models in this series is the Omega Speedmaster Professional. On the less-sporty side of the Omega brand, some of the more classic looking watches are found in the various Omega De Ville series for ladies and gents.