Omega, coming from the last letter of the Greek Alphabet, was a representation of accomplishment and perfection to the Ancient Greeks. The Swiss Luxury Watch company, currently owned by The Swatch Group, has taken on and lived up to their company’s name, achieving excellence within the timepieces they have created over the years.
In 1848, La Generale Watch Co. was conceived and created by the ingenious watchmaker Louis Brandt. He assembled his key-wound pocket watches in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It wasn’t until 1903 when his two sons used the success of their father’s most popular model watch, the Omega, and adopted the name for the entire company. This proved to be a very wise decision as the company grew to exceed the dreams of their father, always producing excellent and reliable timepieces.
Omega’s high quality watches have been chosen and trusted by many prestigious organizations. In 1917, the British Royal Flying Corps deemed Omega as their official watch, following with U.S. Army in 1918 also choosing Omega as their trusted timepiece. In 1969, NASA chose to adopt the quality of Omega’s watches, making it the first watch in history to make it to the moon. Omega’s worldwide fame increased exponentially as it was adopted as the official timekeeping device for the Olympic Games in 1932. Omega watches have also been seen being worn by James Bond, John F. Kennedy, and Prince George. Omega has continually increased their value by offering only excellence and ingenuity in their watches, always delivering reliability of the highest form.