Many watch enthusiasts dream of owning at least one timepiece by Omega. And maybe even a second or a third. The Swiss brand definitely ranks among the most popular watch firms ever. To give you an idea of the overwhelming variety in the current Omega watch world, Sabine Zwettler has put together a guideline of references.
Omega took another step forward along the road of its story with a release commemorating space exploration in a way different than it has done before: the Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 pays tribute to the crew that was the first to actually see the “dark” side of the moon. And it does so in an unequivocally modern way that just fits.
There was a time when viewers didn’t consciously pay that much attention to what kind of wristwatches movie characters wore. This often meant that actors wore their personal watches on set, sometimes even when it didn’t suit the movie. Today placing a wristwatch in a big film is big business, which also changes the types of timepieces characters now wear.
The ultra-successful James Bond film franchise celebrated 55 years of existence in 2017 – ‘Dr. No’ appeared in theaters in 1962 – and with it a host of luxury items used in the world-famous film series, including wristwatches. Bond’s love affair with timepieces began with Sean Connery, who wore a Q-modified, gadget-containing Rolex Submariner in ‘Dr. No’ even though his creator, author Ian Fleming, personally wore the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer. A multitude of watch models have come since . . . find out what they are right here!
Photos from the set of the upcoming film ‘First Man’ show Ryan Gosling, playing astronaut Neil Armstrong, wearing an Omega Speedmaster on a mesh bracelet. The familiar black bezel and tri-compax chronograph layout are very visible. It also appears he is wearing an as-yet unidentified Omega dress watch in the film as well.
Asking vintage watch enthusiasts which chronographs they might pick as their favorites, one movement quickly comes to mind: the Omega 321. Caliber 321 is an exceptional movement that certainly deserves the praise and attention it receives, most likely stemming from the fact that it was used in the first Speedmasters.
Here are five recent examples of skeletonization – both traditionally and contemporarily crafted – that take the art form to the next level. Each one of them has a strong allure that derives from the meticulous finishing and uncluttered design of mechanical “bare bones.”
Diver’s watches were to be found all over Baselworld 2018, and Sabine shares her favorite newcomers in this technical field. These five debutants delight with their unique styles and convincing technical features. No wonder, for each one of them was made by an expert in the category.
When I say unbelievable, I mean what were Rolex, Omega, IWC, and Cartier thinking? Get the real inside story on servicing watches here.
Omega, which was founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should come as no surprise that the brand is frequently the target of counterfeiters. If you are considering purchasing an Omega, here is some advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.