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Swatch Collection Inspired by James Bond's Villains
According to Nicolas Hayek, founder and head of the Swatch Group, nicknamed Dr. Swatch, 'Omega is James Bond's watch of choice, but real villains prefer Swatch'. read more


Omega Creates Seamaster Diver 300m "Vancouver 2010" Limited Edition
The renowned Omega brand is launching exceptional limited series timepieces to mark the start of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, which is just 100 days away.

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition will be released in two stainless steel case interpretations, measuring 41mm and 36.25 mm in diameter. Every version will be issued in a limited number of 2010 individually numbered items. The distinctive flair of every unit is the brand’s co-Axial caliber 2500, a chronometer-certified movement.

The Seamaster Diver 300m “Vancouver 2010” Limited Edition watches possess all the key characteristics of timekeepers, created intentionally for pro-divers. They are equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, as well as a helium-escape valve. Furthermore, the timepieces are water-resistant to 300 meters. read more


Omega Seamaster 300M GMT Watch - All an Adventurer Needs
The Omega Seamaster 300M GMT watch is a highly durable and functional timepiece providing a multiple time zone function. The watch incorporates an independently adjustable 12-hour hand. All you have to do to change the local time is to unscrew the crown, and turn it forwards or backwards, thus moving the hand as many hours backwards or forwards as it is necessary.

The red 24-hour hand and the 24-hour rotatable bezel are responsible for featuring the time in the second time zone. In case you badly need a temporary third time zone, you can rotate the bezel to get this done.

The Omega Seamaster watch offers a supreme readability of the dial in the dark, as hour figures and hands feature bold Superluminova applications.

The handsome Omega Seamaster 300M GMT watch accommodates an Omega's modified ETA calibre, a COSC-certified chronometer. The watch boasts 300-meter water-resistance, the same as the Seamaster Diver Chronometer.

The timepiece is destined for adventurers who need an all-around top-quality watch characterized by distinctive style and supreme performance.
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Omega De Ville St. Moritz Collection
To celebrate its successful partnership with Saint-Moritz luxurious alpine resort, Omega is revealing a Special Collection of De Ville 'St. Moritz' Co-Axial Chronographs. The collection comprises two wristwatches for gentlemen and two for ladies crafted in 18-K red gold or stainless steel, created to take you to the summit of Saint-Moritz' slopes! read more


Omega Legendary Co-Axial Escapement
The Omega legendary Co-Axial escapement joined the world of watchmaking in 1999. The groundbreaking technology was invented by the famous watchmaker George Daniels. It was destined to become the first practical mechanical watch escapement that followed the Swiss lever escapement invented more than 150 years ago.

The escapement is necessary for maintaining the balance oscillations, representing the regulating organ of a timepiece. Its mechanical efficiency must be as high as possible, implying it must absorb as little energy as possible while performing its functions. Once considered to be the most efficient, the lever escapement is able to pass on just 30 percent of the received energy. The rest of the energy is lost because of the inertia of the masses put in motion, friction and shocks.

But modern watchmaking re-examined the matter and the Co-Axial escapement was born. The Co-Axial escapement reduces friction and uses available energy in a more efficient way, thus providing more stability of the precision timekeeping for a considerably longer period of time. read more


Omega De Ville Watch Collection
The Omega De Ville watch collection is aimed to win the hearts of those who know how to appreciate well-maintained traditions. It comprises classically styled timepieces with contemporary flair. read more


10th Anniversary of Omega Co-Axial Escapement
The year 2009 has marked the 10th anniversary of an ingenious watchmaking innovation - the Omega Co-Axial Escapement invented by famous watchmaker George Daniels. The Co-Axial Escapement has become the first successful rival to the traditionally applied Swiss lever escapement.

The greatest advantage of the Omega Co-Axial escapement is the considerable reduction of friction among the parts transmitting energy to other components of the movement. As a result, the Co-Axial escapement implies enhanced stability of the precision of the timepiece, not to mention the reduced servicing needs for the movement.

In 2005, Omega introduced the 3313 Co-Axial chronograph movements. Then, in 2007, the world of watchmaking witnessed the appearance of an in-house produced Omega caliber built with the Co-Axial system at its core - the Omega 8500 caliber. The movement boasted not only innovative technical features but also a unique decorative finish.

In 2008, Omega equipped the first ladies watches with its Co-Axial movements, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra watches in particular. The same year the brand presented the 8601/8611 caliber, the first Omega Co-Axial movement that incorporated an annual calendar complication.

Nowadays, Omega has an ambitious goal of bringing Co-Axial performance to every mechanical timepiece it creates.
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Omega Creates De Ville 4-Counters Co-Axial Chronograph for Valentine's Day
The famous Omega De Ville collection welcomes a new timepiece - the De Ville 4-Counters Co-Axial Chronograph watch. The timepiece is expected to be available for Valentine's Day 2010 as a fine gift for him. The De Ville watch demonstrates highly attractive classical design and technical excellence.

The new Omega watch catches the glance by its four-counter chronograph readout on the dial.

The sophisticated 41 mm case, the concave bezel, and the refined bracelet are sculptured in finely brushed stainless steel. The bracelet incorporates four slender stainless steel links with a brilliant high polish. The bracelet is fitted with a triple-folding clasp with the signature Omega symbol. read more


Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph - Another Star Chronograph Born
The Omega Speedmaster is famous as a classic chronograph characterized by great reliability and a timeless design. Having highlighted the watchmaking history in July 1969 as the first timekeeper worn on the Moon, it is nicknamed the Moonwatch.

In 2011, the Omega Speedmaster family welcomes an innovative member - the Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph. The novelty is animated by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300/9301. Having maintained some distinctive features of the original Speedmaster Professional, including the black dial with the Moonwatch-style hands and the black tachymeter on the bezel, it has acquired some peculiar features that make it stand out among other family members.

The 44.25 mm case of the new Omega watch is rendered in stainless steel. The bevelled black dial is completed with white transferred details and varnished white hands. The case is coupled with a black leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
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Zhang Ziyi - New Omega Star
Now the Omega family of ambassadors is joined by Zhang Ziyi, an actress highly respected not only for her rare beauty but also her remarkable achievements in the world of cinema. The beautiful lady debuted in Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home that received the Silver Bear Award at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. read more


Omega Presents Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery Co-Axial 38.50 mm Watches
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection welcomes new members - the Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery Co-Axial 38.50 mm watches.

The new Omega watches have maintained the signature Teak Concept dial that features vertical lines inspired by wooden decks on luxury boats. The COSC-certified chronometer timepieces are animated by the brand’s groundbreaking Co-Axial technology to guarantee longer service intervals and supreme long-term precision.

The new Omega watches re presented in a variety of versions. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery Co-Axial watch crafted in 18K red gold is powered by the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8501 that boasts a special luxury finish with an 18K gold rotor and balance.  read more


Meet Omega Skeleton Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition Watch
Omega is proud to present its new amazingly sophisticated watch - the Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition. The timepiece has successfully united the Tourbillon technology with spectacular design elements. It will be available in a limited number of 18 pieces, each handcrafted in the brand’s Cellule Haut de Gamme in Bienne by most experienced watchmakers.

A Tourbillon movement has all of the major components, necessary to provide precision-timekeeping, assembled in a rotating cage. Omega boasts to be the only watchmaking brand that managed to create an automatic central Tourbillon. The tourbillon cage crafted from titanium completes a full rotation every 60 seconds, so the performance of the timepiece is not influenced by the gravity effects.

The movement demonstrates a fine sun-brushed and circular graining finish with an anthracite galvanic processing, as well as hand-polished bridges and mechanisms. The rotor, incorporating a sapphire plate, boasts a new design. It features the words "Limited Edition" and the individual serial number of the piece. It is fitted with a Breguet balance spring. read more


Omega Unveils Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar Watch at Baselworld 2010
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra line welcomes a new model that boasts an annual calendar complication. The timepiece has been unveiled at Baselworld 2010.

Omega Aqua Terra watches have always been highly acclaimed by watch enthusiasts due to their appealing design and innovative technology. The timepieces stand out by their signature "teak-concept" vertical lines featured by the dials. The lines have received such definition as they have been inspired by the teakwood decks of luxury boats.

The novel Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar watch has been created in two interpretations – completely in stainless steel or a refined union of stainless steel and 18K red gold.
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Meet Omega Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial 4-Counters Watch
The Constellation Double Eagle collection was born as a result of Omega’s close association with the Royal and Ancient Game of golf.

This year, this famous line has been joined by the company’s new model, named Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial 4-Counters. Durable as it is, this stylish Omega watch features a screw-in stainless steel case, capable of withstanding water pressures down to 100 meters.

Most accurate timekeeping is ensured by the manufactory-made Co-Axial calibre 3890 movement, officially certified as chronometer. The self-winding chronograph 33-jewel movement is equipped with the Co-Axial escapement and the brand’s proprietary free sprung-balance, oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The power reserve of the watch constitutes 52 hours. read more


George Clooney Joins Efforts with Omega
Clooney initially found out about the Omega Company in his childhood as he heard the news about the Omega watch that passed the strictest NASA tests and was selected to accompany the first man on the Moon. He was one of the youngster who belonged to the generation of Americans growing up in space-age. read more


Omega and Manfredi Jewels - Exclusive Dinner for Watch Fans
On September 25, 2008, Omega and Manfredi Jewels, Greenwich, Connecticut, invited a group of passionate watch enthusiasts for an exclusive dinner where all the guests were given an exclusive chance to find out more about the horological art and even try themselves at watchmaking.

After the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, Horologist and Watchmaking Trainer Dan Fenwick invited the watch fans to join an informative discussion related to a wide range of watchmaking topics.

Dan Fenwick focused the guests' attention at discussing the technical characteristics of Omega watches, and in particular the revolutionary Omega Co-Axial Escapement, and the Omega Hour Vision watch equipped with in-house Caliber 8500 automatic movement.

During the exclusive evening, the horologists also passed around some of the new Omega watches, including the special edition Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Quantum of Solace watch and the Speedmaster 'Alaska Project' Chronograph.

Then, the guests put on Omega lab coats and opened up the supplied tool kits and, under the guidance of Dan Fenwick, began to disassemble complete Omega watches, having taken the timepieces down to the mainplate.

All the watch enthusiasts could take home their tool kits and lab coats as a token of the fascinating evening.

According to Roberto Chiappelloni, owner of Manfredi Jewels, they intend to host more Collector Dinners in Manfredi Jewels' newly decorated store, supported by other watch brands. Manfredi Jewels were really pleased to give their loyal customers a great chance to join the fascinating world of Omega watches.


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Michael Phelps Omega Watch Choices: Seamaster Series
Three down, five to go in Phelps’s mission to break the 36 year old Mark Spitz’s record of six gold medal in single Olympic. On August 13th, Phelps won after his 4th medal of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and 10th overall in 200 meter-individual-butterfly, yet another event in which he holds the world record.

With those remarkable achievements, what then is Michael Phelps’ choice for his luxurious wrist watch?

As the ambassador of Omega, the Official Olympic Timekeeper, Phelps has chosen three pieces of Omega Seamaster Series. They are Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Size, Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono, and Seamaster Apnea. read more


Beijing 2008: Grand Opening of Omega Pavilion
Prior to the notable event, the Omega Company held the Grand Opening of the Omega Pavilion on the Olympic Green, on August 4. Omega watch aficionados are well-aware that the brand's successful partnership with the Olympic Games started in 1932 with the Games in Los Angeles. read more


Meet Omega Hour Vision Blue Watch
Omega is pleased to present its new timepiece - the Hour Vision Blue watch. In close cooperation with actor and brand ambassador Daniel Craig, the brand created the special edition watch to support ORBIS International’s fight against preventable blindness.

The new Omega watch boasts a 360° transparent case-body housed in a rugged 41 mm outer case crafted in stainless steel.

The heart of the Hour Vision Blue watch is the brand’s Co-Axial calibre 8500. The in-house movement has been of revolutionary importance in the field of series-produced mechanical watchmaking. The precision and performance of the self-winding movement is crowned by an official chronometer certification. It incorporates the Co-Axial escapement on three levels.
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Zhang Ziyi and Omega Watches - Alliance of Beauty and Elegance
Since 2008, Omega is proud to have Zhang Ziyi, a Chinese actress of rare beauty and remarkable achievements, as the brand’s ambassador.

Zhang Ziyi debuted in the movie The Road Home directed by Zhang Yimou, the success of which was marked by the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000. Since then, the beautiful and talented actress has enjoyed international fame, having acted in such worldwide-appreciated movies as House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

The bright personality of Zhang Ziyi has been highly appreciated by Omega not only due to her brilliant movie career but also due to the fact that the lady is an active advocate for the things she believes in. The actress represents a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics, the competition held for those with mental disabilities. She is also a spokesperson for “Care for Children”, a foster-home program organized in China.
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