Omega is one of the biggest names in luxury watches. Its roots stem back to 1848, when a young and passionate watchmaker, Louis Brandt, opened a small workshop in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland – making and selling watches to customers all around the world. When Brandt passed away in 1979, his two sons carried on their father’s vision and business, setting new groundbreaking standards in watchmaking history. The release of the 19-line Omega Calibre in 1894 revolutionized watchmaking and became the company’s namesake. In 1932, Omega became the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA – a partnership that continues on to this day. Omega has also played a significant role in space travel, as the Omega Speedmaster was the first watch to enter space in 1962 on the wrist of astronaut, Wally Schirra, and again in 1979 on the wrist of Buzz Aldrin during the first trip to the moon. A year later, the Omega Speedmaster played an integral role in helping the Apollo 13 mission return safely home. To this day, Omega continues to collaborate with space programs around the world to create some of the most effective tools in space exploration.
In the Omega watch family are the Constellation, Seamaster, Speedmaster, and De Ville collections. Of these collections, perhaps the most widely known is the Speedmaster collection, which earned the AKA of “the Moonwatch” when Buzz Aldrin famously landed on the moon wearing one. The Seamaster is another popular collection by Omega, with an impressive selection of exceptionally built, robust, and versatile diving watches.