The History of OMEGA
In 1848, a young watchmaker named Louis Brandt opened a small workshop in the small Swiss village of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It was here, in the family that Brandt began the company that was to become OMEGA.
Making an enormous leap forward, Louis Brandt’s two sons – Louis-Paul and Cesar – released a new calibre that was to famously become the company’s namesake – the 19-ligne calibre. Produced in series using revolutionary new methods, the movement set a new standard for watchmaking. The brothers crowned their new achievement “OMEGA”, a name that classically signifies ultimate accomplishment.
In 1894, OMEGA was born.
The hard work of OMEGA’s master watchmakers was rewarded in 1931 when OMEGA set precision records in all six of the trials at the Geneva Observatory. The OMEGA chronometer tested kept time more accurately, in a range of conditions, than any other watch ever before produced.
About OMEGA’s collections
Discover OMEGA’s world-renowned watch collections. The Constellation name evokes excellence and perfection, reflecting OMEGA’s consistent world records in precision competitions held throughout the 20th Century. Built to withstand the toughest challenges, the Seamaster is a symbol of rugged reliability, good looks and superior water-resistance. Trusted in space and on the moon, the Speedmaster has earned a reputation as perhaps the most iconic chronograph on earth. The De Ville Collection is well-known for its refined design and timeless good looks. On the inside, the quality is equally as impressive.