Throughout its more than 160-year history, luxury watch company Omega has traveled further than any competitor and become one of the most well-known watches in the world. The Swiss company has many significant successes, the most notable of which is that it was the first and only watch on the Moon in 1969.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional was worn by Edwin Aldrin, the second man to set foot on Earth’s satellite, while Neil Armstrong left his timepiece in lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Launched in 1957, the Omega’s Speedmaster chronograph was the only wristwatch that cleared all tests and could endure zero gravity and extreme space environments. Because of this, NASA qualified it for manned space missions. Omega, on the other hand, did not stop there; it was also the first diver’s watch in 1932, and Omega has been generating watches that are reliable even underwater since then.
Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper Limited Edition
One of the Omega watches for adventurers is the Olympic Official Timekeeper Limited Edition. This is a sports watch with the vintage look of a pocket watch and is made in small dimensions. Its hand-wound chrono movement timepiece is present in three 188-piece series housed in noble materials: yellow, pink, and white gold. Omega has quite a rich history of partnership with the Committee of International Olympic, serving as the official timekeeper of Olympic Games for over 80 years. This was the case at the time in Rio de Janeiro. Omega, as is customary, has created special models to commemorate the occasion.
The Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper Limited Edition exudes vintage charm. This is also true of the watch’s dimensions, which have a now barely seen diameter of 39 mm. Its housing has a round shape and a polished finish.
A solid bezel with the same type of finishing is also included, as are large Chrono pushers, as well as a crown on the right side of the case band. Its serrated crown has an etched logo of the brand that was designed in a retro style. The back of the piece, which has a waterproofing of 30 m, is made of solid metal and features inscriptions with the logo of the Olympics, and the number that represents the timekeeper’s place in the limited model.
As for the crystal, Omega used sapphire which was glare-proofed on the inside. The design of the crisp white-lacquered dial of the piece reflects the piece’s classic appearance once again. It features Breguet-styled Arabic numerals, in addition to blued-steel hands and pointers. The dial is designed in a bi compax layout and there are 2 distinct Chrono sub-counters. Caliber 3203 is at the heart of the special Olympic watch.
It has a mechanical movement that is manually wound, a column-wheel chronograph complication, and a Co-Axial escapement. The caliber contains 33 jewels and has a free spring balance, with a frequency of 28,800 vph. The aided movement has a 52-hour power storage capacity. It also has chronometer certification, which ensures its precision.
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary
This limited edition collection, restricted to 1,969 pieces, is housed in a titanium case with red gold elements to commemorate the year when the historic mission was carried out. These were also used on its unique gray dial with laser treatment, which gives it a three-dimensional look. This timepiece from the Speedmaster collection is designed in the color theme of the Apollo 11 capsule. It is housed in a round case made of grade 2 titanium that has been fully polished. It has a water resistance of 50 meters and a bezel made of the brand’s signature 18k Sedna red gold.
The matte black ceramic ring with a tachymetric scale serves as the bezel. The same colors and materials used on the bezel were used on the charming gray dial, which has a noticeable three-dimensionality, particularly on the Chrono counters, thanks to the laser treatment. The precious metal was used for the hands (the central Chrono hand is simply plated in gold), Chrono counters, and hour markings. It also has luminous coatings for enhanced readability. The inclusion of a box-shaped sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment contributes to this quality as well.
Within the titanium case beats a rhodium-plated Omega Caliber 1861, the same movement used in Aldrin’s original Moonwatch. This is a manually wound mechanical movement with a two-day power reserve. The Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition watch also features a NATO-style fabric strap with a nylon coating for maximum safety.
Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph
The whole of this striking model is absolutely impressive, from its slick design that is also highly functional, to the high-end machinery that is not surprising to Omega’s creations. The Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph is highly recommended to all who enjoy underwater activities, whether an amateur or professional, based on its size, comfort, and legibility. The attention is drawn to an exceptionally legible dial and a polished ceramic bezel by the striking Ocean blue color. Both the dial and the bezel have white SuperLuminova coated markers for excellent readability despite being in the harshest conditions. The Swiss watchmaker used red chronograph hands to improve legibility even further.
Its 30-minute counter is located at 3 o’clock, while the 12-hour chronograph and date aperture are located at 6 o’clock, and the small-seconds subdial is located at 9 o’clock. Omega’s novelty offers a full set of diver’s watch functions, including the unidirectional rotating bezel, which is a basic diving instrument for counting immersion time. It’s also water-resistant up to 300 meters (990 feet), which is sufficient for most underwater adventures.
The robust stainless steel case with brushed and polished finishing has a diameter of 44 mm, which is a good size for a diving watch. It has a helium-escape valve and an incorporated date corrector at 10 o’clock. The incredible OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 3330 self-winding movement powers the Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph. This COSC Certified Chronometer features a column-wheel and a Co-Axial escapement for high accuracy, reliability, and longevity, as well as 52-hour battery life.
Wearing a watch demonstrates that you value time. It can also reveal your priorities in terms of style, elegance, and self-expression and accompany you on adventures. Omega watches are a historic brand with cultural, symbolic, and financial value. It is a perfect watch for people who love to explore.