In the last 165 years, Omega has established a reputation as one of the world’s great watch brands. Masters of the traditional art of watchmaking, they have proved themselves to be among the industry’s most adventurous pioneers. Their determined effort to increase the precision and improve the reliability of timekeeping instruments has led to ground-breaking innovations in watchmaking and sports timing.
Since the company was founded in 1848, it has continually made history. It was one of Switzerland’s first industrial manufacturers of wristwatches. In fact Omega took its name from a movement it developed in 1894. Every single component of the “Omega” calibre could be replaced without modification. Any watchmaker could therefore order parts from the factory for their repair. The “Omega” calibre signalled a revolution in watchmaking and had a lasting influence on how the Swiss watch industry would produce its movements.
Omega’s pioneering spirit has taken them to the Moon, helped them conquer the oceans’ depths, and allowed them to time the world’s most important sporting events. At the same time, they were setting precision records and have been continuously re-defining state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking since 1848.
Omega has always been inspired by adventure: six lunar landings; the first divers’ watch; the world’s only certified marine chronometer wristwatch. No watch company in the world holds more records for accuracy. Omega is also a world leader in sports timekeeping. They are proud of this legacy and of the commitment to innovation which led to the launch of the exclusive Omega Co-Axial calibres. These achievements are products of the drive and spirit which has made Omega one of the world’s leading watchmakers.Shop Omega