Omega Welcomes Visitors to Renovated Museum in Biel

May 05, 2010
On May 3rd, after several months of sweeping renovation, the Omega Museum in Biel opened its doors to the visitors. Created in January of 1984, this oldest museum is located just opposite Omegaís headquarters in Biel.

Devoted to a single watch brand, the museum exhibits numerous showpieces, which eloquently reflect the brandís entire history. The 160-year old bench, which belonged to the esteemed master Louis Brandt, is among the exhibits.

According to Omegaís president, Stephen Urquhart, the period of renovation was similar to an archaeological dig. He also added that the project of the building restoration prompted the brandís management to review its entire collection.

The audience will have an exclusive chance to enjoy remarkable pieces, exhibited for the first time. They embrace even rare objects, discovered in the archives. One of such things is an Omega pocket watch worn by Albert Einstein, a scientist whose activity was closely linked with time.

The showpieces presented in the Museum give guests a deeper perspective on the history of the Omega Company. The public will be offered a perfect opportunity to admire the equipment the company has developed and utilized as the Official Timekeeper for the Olympic Games since 1932.

The brand has been taking an active part in NASAís manned space program for more than 45 years. Omega Speedmaster watches accompanied the astronauts on all six lunar landings. The Museum displays four Speedmaster models, which traveled to the Moon or were in its close proximity.

The Omega Museum heartily welcomes the public to its new section devoted to prototypes. It presents the timepieces created by the brand, but, for a number of reasons, never put on the market.

Some of the Omega watches displayed have become hugely popular with visitors to the Omega Museum. These showpieces include the wristwatch, worn by author/adventurer/spy T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, as well as the timepiece that used to be sported on the wrist of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, during his inauguration ceremony.

The renovated Omega Museum is to welcome visitors from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Discover a fine range of Omega watches:

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