Omega Speedmaster: The Original Moon Watch

Omega’s iconic Speedmaster chronograph is regarded as the “Moonwatch” as it was the first wristwatch that landed on Earth’s only natural satellite. That historical day was on Sunday, 20 July 1969 at 10.56pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 2.56am Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on 21 July when American astronaut Neil Armstrong planted his foot on the Moon, forever sealing his … More

Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday”: The need for speed

On Tuesday, 10 January 2017, Omega offered an online sale of its Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday”. Now what is the big deal when there are already people buying and selling Omega watches online? Well, this is the very first Omega watch to be offered online directly from the brand (at www.omegawatches.com). It is a form of expanding the reach from Omega’s … More

Omega, the Olympic Games and Joseph Schooling

There is only watch brand synonymous with the Olympic Games – Omega. The brand’s association with the Olympic Games began in 1932. That year, for the very first time, one single private company was given the responsibility to be the timekeeper across all the events at the Olympic Games and it was Omega. Omega supplied one timekeeper and 30 high-precision … More

Omega: How are swimming events timed (at the Olympic Games)?

What brand is the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games? Since 1932, Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. Who is responsible for starting and stopping the timers recording the times of swimmers at international swimming events such as the Olympic Games? In the past, timekeepers with their time-recording instruments will time the swimmers. However, these days, … More

Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016”: Bull Run since 1969

The Omega Seamaster Bullhead made its debut in 1969 and it was a watch for rally drivers to time their laps. Its characteristic features are the two pushers at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock, apart from the central chronograph seconds hand and the 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock. The “Bullhead” was coined by collectors due to the shape of … More

Omega Speedmaster Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase: Fine details

Omega’s Speedmaster Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase, launched at the 2016 BaselWorld watch fair, features the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9904 automatic movement which is made from 368 components. What is significant is that the watch is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS. Among other things, this means that the movement can withstand magnetic fields that … More

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “James Bond”: Bond Breaker

The 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes with the screenplay written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, was released in October 2015. Logan, Purvis and Wade are also credited for writing the story according to IMDb based on characters created by Ian Fleming (1908 to 1964). Fleming is well-known as the creator of … More