Many people are ready to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a pair of Swiss watches, when at the same time they may by a Chinese model for only 10 dollars. Let’s see what makes Swiss watches special and famous.
First of all, people never buy Swiss watches just to know the time. Swiss watches have rich history, high-quality standards and materials, luxury look. Audemars Piguet, Omega, Rolex, Breguet, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Breitiling, Hublot and many other are Swiss made. In our article we would like to disclose, why Omega brand is famous for and how do the most popular models look like.
Omega is the last letter of Greek alphabet and represents perfection and success. Omega Company began in the middle of 19th century, in 1848. Since that time company developed and introduced advertising slogan “ Omega – Exact time for life”, based on the results and watch quality. As proof, we prepared a short list of famous people, who wore Omega watches. Soviet President Mkhail Gorbachev was often photographed wearing his gold Omega Constellation. Later he presented this pair to Jack Lemmon. Pope John Paul II had an Omega De Ville “Classic.” Elvis Presley was photographed wearing an Omega as well. Buddy Holly had white gold ultra-thin Omega. Ringo Starr, the Beatles representative, had an Omega Constellation. John F. Kennedy beside his Rolex President watches had an Omega watch. Today that model can be found in Omega Museum. James Bond can be associated with Omega as well. Michael Schumacher keeps on trusting Omega Speedmaster Professional. Omega’s most famous role was in Apollo 13. The film is about the mission in space and explosion that left the spacecraft with less oxygen supply and electric power. The astronauts were wearing the Omega Speedmasters in film, which helped them to get to the Earth safely.
Omega Speedmaster is a first watch on the Moon and Mars. This model is considered to be one of the most tested mechanical timepieces in the world. It passed many tests in order to make sure that it’s good for space. Speedmasters visited space for more than 70 times. First version of Omega Speedmaster appeared in 1957. Today Omega Speedmaster’s case size is between 36 and 44mm in diameter. Case is stainless steel. Dial may be black, white, brown, grey or blue. It may have leather band or stainless steel bracelet. Price starts from $3.000 for this model.
Omega Seamaster is another famous version, considered to be for adventure lovers on land and in sea. The first version appeared in 1948. An Omega Seamaster has stainless steel case and bracelet, blue, silver or black dial. This model is water-resistant up to 1200meters. Great for people who usually need a dressy watch, but still like to go for a swim. Seamaster line is water resistant in both: classic and sporty styles. For Seamaster fans price starts from $3.000, depends on model and functions.
Omega Constellation is an universal symbol of success. First appeared back in 1952. This model is characterized by its classic look and wide variety of dials, colors, and case materials. It is popular for both men and women. Omega Constellation has a specific design and is elegant and sporty at the same time. It is chronometer certified which means that it is a high-precision watch. Round shapes of case make this watches comfortable in everyday use. Price starts from approximately $2.000.
Based on all information above, we may say for sure that Omega is a perfect watch. It fits well with sea, space, sports and everyday life. Many celebrities choose this brand and are happy to wear it daily or on special events.