The Jewels Of Omega Watches – The Seamaster, Speedmaster, And Constellation
Posted: Aug 13, 2019
What is it like to be an icon in an industry? Well, Omega might know a thing or two about this. The watchmaker has always been in the eye of the storm. In the early 1900s, the brand was at the top of its game as the biggest watchmaker in all of Switzerland. Today, it may not be the biggest brand in the industry, but it surely is a name that you cannot ignore. That being said, Omega still fosters some extravagant watches in its catalogue, namely, the Speedmaster, Seamaster, and the Constellation. The watchmaker is also the inventor of the coveted co-axial escapement that makes its watches so unique.
The Swiss horologist experiences an omnipresence in the industry that does have its benefits. But the reason that this is possible is because of what it brings to the table. Omega is notoriously popular for its palatial timepieces. Let us dig a little deeper and look into the most popular Omega watches of this era.
The collection debuted in 1948 and is officially the oldest and longest-running product line in Omega’s catalogue. Omega Seamaster enjoys a special status that makes it one unique timepiece. Starting from being a tool watch back in the post-world war era to being James Bond’s companion on the big screen, the watch has seen it all. The Seamaster’s iconic features include the O ring gasket and the co-axial escapement.
The Speedmaster, also popularly known as the Moonwatch was launched in 1942. The watch carries a significant amount of history with it. For starters, it was the first sports chronograph from Omega. The watch was also picked up by the Olympic committee which named Omega the official timekeeper. The Speedmaster also became the watch that made it to the moon via the Apollo 11 mission. Today, the watch is a premier member of the Omega family and consists of a lot of cues from the original ref. CK2915.
The Omega Constellation is a huge asset to the watchmaker. Where on one side of the spectrum we have the prized tool watches like the Seamaster and Speedmaster, on the other side of the spectrum we have luxury watches like the Constellation and De Ville.
The journey of the watch started in 1948 when Omega launched the Centenary in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary. This led to the creation of the Constellation collection as a reaction to the massive demand for the Centenary watch.
All of these watches are special in their own unique ways. In the end, it really depends on the kind of watch you prefer on your wrist. As far as Omega watches are concerned, what really separates them from the rest does not lie in the movement or the case material. Instead, it is the very image of the brand that makes it so desirable. Be it men, women, young aspirants, or even the elderly, the watchmaker has something for everyone.
Deepika is the blogger from 7 years in a lifestyle or fashion field. She always stays up-to-date with whatever is coming in the market with respect to fashion and lifestyle. She is an avid watch connoisseur and collector of Luxury brands.