Posts Categorized: Omega

Omega Introduces New Speedmaster 38mm and Moonwatch Automatic

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While many watch brands are gearing up for next week’s SIHH in Geneva, others are looking ahead to the even larger Baselworld show in March. Among the latter group is Omega, which this week offered a sneak preview of two of the new models it will launch at Baselworld 2017: the Omega Speedmaster 38 mm “Cappuccino” and […]

How Snoopy Ended Up on an Omega Speedmaster Dial

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It is no secret that besides writing about watches for fratellowatches.com, I also love to collect watches — especially iconic watches like the Rolex GMT-Master, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Rolex Datejust and, of course, the Omega Speedmaster Professional. I own several of the last model. Ever since I bought my first Speedmaster (more than 15 […]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

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In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our “Omega Milestones” E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 most important watches Omega has ever made. For the complete E-Special listing all 25, click here to download it from WatchTime’s online store. First […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 1: 1957 – 1969

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One of this year’s biggest watch-world stories is the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster. In this series of feature articles, we explore some of the collection’s milestones, decade by decade. This week, we look at models starting with the very first Speedmaster in 1957, up to the legendary Mark II and Alaska I prototype […]

The Sinking Man’s Watch: Testing the Omega Seamaster Ploprof

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WatchTime tests the Omega Seamaster Ploprof, a re-edition of a classic divers’ watch from 1970 with double the original’s water-resistance and a manufacture caliber. Scroll down for the results, along with a gallery of original photos by Nik Schölzel. It was 1970, in the midst of an era that delighted in unusual shapes and bright […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 5: 2000 – 2010

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In the fifth chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the 13 most noteworthy Speedmasters from the early 2000s, including the famous Snoopy Speedmaster and a collectible model with a dial and subdials made from slices of meteorite. 2000: Apollo-Soyuz Limited Edition […]

10 Things to Know About Omega

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Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation, the brand has achieved well-deserved rock-star status among watch enthusiasts everywhere. Here are 10 things you should know about […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 4: The 1990s

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In this fourth chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade (interrupted last week by our on-site Baselworld coverage), we present the eleven most noteworthy Speedmasters from the 1990s, including the first COSC-certified manual-wound Speedmaster and the Omega Speedmaster 40th Anniversary. 1991: Perpetual Calendar […]

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”

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While Omega’s biggest news at this year’s Baselworld was the 60th anniversary of its Speedmaster collection, the brand also introduced several interesting pieces in its other watch families. One of the most notable is this week’s Watch to Watch: the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Blue,” a GMT-equipped divers’ watch with a case milled from a […]

4 Omega Dive Watches That Never Made It Into Production

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When it comes to museums operated by watch brands, the Omega museum in Bienne is definitely one worth a visit (and if you’re not planning a trip to Switzerland, there’s a website as well: www.omegamuseum.com). It is located just across from Omega HQ, admission is free, it’s open on Saturdays as well as during the […]