The Omega watch company dates back to the year 1848. It was founded by Louis Brandt and at the time, the company was known as La Generale Watch company.
It was not until the year 1903 that the Omega name was incorporated. In the year 1879, the founder passed away and his sons would assume the business operations. The two sons recognized the opportunity the watch industry presented and started to expand their business by producing and developing their own watch parts.
The foresight of the two sons was pivotal for Omega's future. In the early 1900’s, the company was the official timekeeper for several sporting events across Switzerland. In the year 1932, the tradition continued as Omega became the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. Not only was Omega the timekeeper for various sporting events, but they were also producing watches for the British Armed Services.
Their partnership with the British Armed Services would continue, as it was the impetus of the Omega Railmaster. In the year 1954, the Royal Air Force (RAF) commissioned Omega to produce watches that were capable of resisting magnetic field generated by the Spitfires's radial engines.
The company's other iconic watch, the Seamaster was introduced in the year 1948 and their other famous watch, the Omega Speedmaster was introduced in the year 1957. It was in the year 1962 that the Speedmaster was worn by astronaut Wally Schirra on the Mercury Sigma 7 mission to space. Then in the year 1969, the Speedmaster was worn by both Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong in their famous Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Later in the 1990s, the iconic Omega Seamaster would be used as James Bond's new timepiece and the Speedmaster was donned by race car driver Michael Schumacher.
Omega Models: Seamaster, Speedmaster, Moonwatch, Constellation, Railmaster, De Ville
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