Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker we’re sure you’ve heard of. It is, in some ways, one of the most significant watch companies in the world. Omega’s history is a long and rich one. 23-year-old Louis Brandt started the company in 1848 and later passed it on to his sons. The brand underwent a downturn at the end of the 1970’s but became a leading watchmaker once again with the help of some great advertising and strategic product placement, most famously,James Bond sporting an Omega Seamaster in the 1995 film Golden Eye.
The trademark horseshoe-like symbol on every Omega watch is actually a letter from the Greek alphabet, called Omega, which symbolizes the absolute limit of a set or perfection. Wearing an Omega is a symbol of status, luxury, and quality. One of the features that makes an Omega timepiece unique is that Omega is the only Swiss watch company that uses co-axial escapement, a type of modern watch escapement mechanism that means the watch needs fewer services. It’s not just a brand name – It’s a guarantee of superb quality.
Since its inception, Omega has won countless awards. It’s been the official timekeeper at more than twenty Olympics games. In 1969 as Neil Armstrong took one small step for man, Omega made history as the first watch on the moon.
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