Swiss marque Omega’s story started in La Chaux-de-Fonds with watchmaker Louis Brandt in 1848. Since then, the brand has gone on to be the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games since 1932. Its Speedmaster Professional Chronograph also gained prominence as the first watch on the moon, famously worn by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. One of the brand’s most notable productions is its co-axial escapement, said to reduce friction in the movement and require less lubrication, thus increasing precision and accuracy. In popular culture, Omega has featured significantly in James Bond movies, having been 007’s timepiece of choice since 1995. Find out more here.
Which Omega Speedy is your favourite?
Omega’s first worldtimer makes its debut.