Omega watch – home of the Omega Seamaster and Omega Speedmaster
Omega watches are without a doubt one of the biggest names in the Swiss watch industry today. The Omega watch collection includes a number of famous watches like the Omega Seamaster, Omega Speedmaster, Omega De Ville and Omega Constellation. Omega has made every kind of watch, from quartz watches to automatic chronograph watches. In more recent history, Omega pioneered the commercialisation of the co-axial escapement watch and the master chronometer watch certification.
The Omega Speedmaster watch - A legendary watch
Arguably the most famous watch in the Omega collection, and certainly the most collectable Omega watch, is the Omega Speedmaster chronograph watch. When this Omega watch landed on the moon in 1969, the Omega Speedmaster watch, with its stainless steel case and bracelet and black chronograph dial, immediately became an iconic watch. The original Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, the Omega watch worn by the men on all Apollo missions, has remained untouched ever since, keeping its manual wind watch movement, although a number of more recent versions of the Omega Speedmaster watch have been fitted with the automatic co-axial escapement watch movement and received master chronometer watch certification. Over the years, the traditional stainless steel case of the Omega Speedmaster watch has made way for more luxurious versions of the watch in gold and innovative materials like ceramic, in black for the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon watch. This kind of Omega watch has pushed up the average price of the Omega Speedmaster watch collection, but the price of the legendary Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch still makes it a highly affordable watch.
The Omega Seamaster watch
The Omega Seamaster watch is a diver watch that comes at a highly competitive price. Since the Omega Seamaster watch was launched in the 1950s, the watch has seen many different incarnations and is offered with quartz, automatic and automatic chronograph watch movements. The Omega Seamaster Professional watch is perhaps most famous as the Omega watch worn by James Bond on screen in every film since Goldeneye, spawning a number of sought-after limited-edition watches.
The Omega Seamaster watch comes in a range of stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet options including the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra offers a more refined alternative to the Omega Seamaster Professional, with water resistance to 150 metres, as well as the first Omega worldtimer watch with the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean takes things in the opposite direction, with a rugged design and double the water resistance of the Omega Seamaster Professional (600 metres). The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean celebrates a number of the brand’s partnerships on the ocean, including the Volvo Ocean Race and Emirates Team New Zealand, and welcome ceramic as an alternative material to stainless steel in watches like the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black, with black, blue and red dials and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Blue in blue ceramic with blue dial and blue strap.
The Omega De Ville
The Omega De Ville watch collection encompasses a wide range, including many Omega watches for women, such as the Omega De Ville Prestige. As a luxury line, the Omega De Ville features cases in yellow gold and rose gold and appeal to both men and women. The Omega De Ville central tourbillon was the first of its kind and has recently been upgraded with the proprietary Omega co-axial escapement master chronometer movement.
The Omega Constellation
While the Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster watch collections have long been geared towards men, like the De Ville the Omega Constellation watch offers something for women as well as men. The Omega Constellation comes in combinations of stainless steel and gold and was the first Omega watch to use the master co-axial chronometer movement.
Omega NATO strap shop
Omega has its own online shop selling NATO straps for its watches. The shop webpage provides all the details about each strap and allows you to view the strap on a variety of watch heads.