WatchTime Special Omega

In this WatchTime Special devoted to Omega watches, from 2008, we expand your knowledge about this Swiss power brand, with interviews, features, and reviews.




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WatchTime Special: Omega

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PORTRAIT OF A POWER BRAND  An overview of five factors that contribute to the business’s current success.

CALIBER 8500 AND ITS FAMILY The base movement, its derivatives and future developments: Omega stays on the ball with its own 8500 family of calibers.

FROM FAMILY BUSINESS TO GLOBAL COMPANY The history of the traditional brand from its beginnings in 1848 to the present day.

“OMEGA IS A PIONEERING BRAND” Interview with Nick Hayek Jr.: What distinguishes Omega and where is the brand headed?

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE FOR OMEGA Politicians, actors, singers and other famous people have worn Omega watches during past decades.

THE POWER AND THE GLORY Precision as a trademark: from accurate running serially manufactured models to chronometers entered in competitions.

THE TOURBILLON IN THE CENTER Cellule Haute de Gamme: Where the Omega Central Tourbillon is born.

BESTSELLERS FROM THREE DECADES  Milestones at auctions from the 1980s to the present day.

OUT OF THIS WORLD  The history of the Moon Watch from its first space flight in 1962 to the present day.

FROM STOPWATCH TO COMPUTER Omega’s achievements in athletic timekeeping from 1898 to the 2008 Olympic Games.

MISSION CO-AXIAL A revolution in watch movements: the Co-Axial Escapement.

DIVING WITH THE SEAHORSE  Water-resistant for 76 years: from the first divers’ watches to the contemporary Seamaster line.

UNLIMITED DIVERSITY  Omega ladies’ watches through changing times.

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH  Omega’s ateliers are not only the birthplace of watches, but also of jewelry.

DENSELY PACKED HISTORY  Watches, starting pistols, lunar rover models and much more can be seen in the Omega Museum.

OMEGA WORLDS SPANNING THE GLOBE How Omega uses boutiques to create brand worlds.