Omega Company - Everlasting Success

Mar 14, 2007
First Pages of History
The first pages of the Omega history were written in 1848 when established a watch assembly workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1877 Louis Brandt's business was joined by his eldest son. Together they founded Louis Brandt and Fils.

One of important moments in the early history of the company took place in 1894 when it introduced the Omega 19' caliber. The mechanism was based on the innovative principle of interchangeable parts that was then gradually adopted by other watch manufacturers.

The brand's Omega name was officially registered in 1894. In 1903 it was added to the company's name that became called Societe Anonyme Louis Brandt and Frere - Omega Watch C. Since 1982 the company was simply named Omega S.A.

The story of the Omega Company's development was marked by a lot of highlights. It introduced numerous innovative horological decisions and achievements that significantly influenced the entire world of matchmaking. Look through the brand's historical outline:

1892: Omega developed the first minute-repeater wristwatch.

1900: The horology world witnessed the appearance of the first wristwatches manufactured industrially under the Omega brand name.

1909: Omega provided timing for its first sporting event.

1932: The company debuted as the Olympic Games' official timekeeper. Since then, the company has become responsible for timing the foremost sporting events in the world.

1948: The initial models of iconic Omega Seamaster watches were introduced.

1952: Omega revealed its first Constellation self-winding chronometers.

1957: The brand developed its legendary Speedmaster wrist chronograph. In 1965 the timepiece was officially flight-qualified by the NASA and chosen to accompany astronauts during all manned space missions. The timepiece was renamed into Omega Speedmaster Professional in 1966. Neil Armstrong had the Omega Speedmaster on the wrist when, on July 21st, 1969, he set foot on the moon.

1960: The Omega watch family was joined by the Seamaster De Ville, the model that inspired other De Ville fashion watches created by the brand.

1974: An Omega Megaquartz 2400 received official marine chronometer certification, a one-of-a-kind award in the horology history.

1985: The Omega Company joined the SMH group, presently Swatch Group.

Today Omega holds the reputation of the Swiss watch brand that develops timekeeping creations highly demanded around the world. The company has established partnership with most prestigious sport events.

All Omega watches are created in the spirit of facing new challenges and striving for new victories. These timepieces are created for those who love to win and strive for success.




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