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Omega

The history of Omega begins in a watch-making establishment set up by Louis Brandt in 1848. Its past, its chronometry, and its collections make it one of the best known brands in the world today. Owned by the Swatch Group since 1985, it is famous for the use of its own co-axial movement and innovative materials. It owes its glamour image to its legendary ambassadors.

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1848

Louis Brandt opens a watch-making establishment in Switzerland and markets a brand of watches under his own family name.

1909

First sports timekeeping with Omega products.

1969

The Speedmaster chronograph lands on the moon on the wrist of astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

1999

Launch of the co-axial escapement invented by the master watchmaker George Daniels.