With a sprawling 86-year-old history, and a name as the official time-keeper of the Olympics, Omega has made itself a household name. Yet, there aren’t many who know the history of this classic and at times, eccentric brand. If you’re curious to learn just how this brand made a giant of itself, keep reading below.
The history of Omega starts thus: Louis Brandt founded Omega in 1848 in Switzerland. Initially, the brand was called “Comptoir d’établissage”, and started making a name for itself soon after it was created, owing to the creative genius of Brandt. After his death, his equally brilliant sons took over the brand, and OMEGA came to be a line of state-of-the-art watches that were incredibly accurate and easy to repair. The first national success garnered by OMEGA was when it won the Swiss National Exhibition in Geneva. After this, in 1905 the company was officially renamed to Louis Brandt and Frère – OMEGA Watch Co.
It seems that OMEGA was set to make it big right from the start. Due to their robust construction and extremely precise timings, OMEGA watches began to be used by almost everyone. From the military to the sports and dramatics fields, OMEGA watches quickly became the definition of class and precision. Omega watches for men were spotted on the wrists of athletes, navigators, and voyagers, military men, and politicians. The success of these watches was such that they even made it to space!
What set Omega up for success right from the get-go was the fact that it provided the best of everything. While some of the designs are classic and minimalistic, Omega has never shied away from being experimental and has provided designs that are eccentric yet attractive. The popularity of these luxury watches was such that they can still be seen in museums around the world. Alongside unique designs, however, Omega set itself apart by doing nothing but the best in terms of time-keeping.
An Omega isn’t just a watch; it’s a piece of history. The story of Omega is the story of excellence, and buying an Omega watch is a way for you to be a part of that elite history of excellence. Omega’s have been the time-keepers of choice of personalities such as JFK, Buzz Aldrin, Elvis Presley, Prince William, and even James Bond. This watch is the first watch on the moon, and the first watch to enter deep into the sea. If you can afford an Omega, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t buy Omega watches.
The Omega is a watch that started small and made a massive name for itself based solely upon the excellence it provided. That is what we, at Wilson Watches, aim to do as well. You can find a wide range of handpicked Omega watches in our catalogue. Every watch is 100% genuine, and with our help, you can have a part in the outstanding history of Omega.