Omega's reputation for innovation and quality has led to numerous awards over the course of its 150 years of watchmaking. The famous Omega caliber movement became an exceptional performer when it went into production in 1894. The simplicity of its construction and the interchangability of its parts was its selling point. Due to its success, the Omega brand was adopted as the sole name for all the watches from 1903.
Omega Swiss Watch Excellence in the World of Sports
The high-quality timepieces, excellent materials, resilience and their accuracy have assisted in making Omega watches as official timekeeper of the popular Games with the 1932 Summer Olympics. Since then, Omega watches has been the official timekeeper for no less than 21 Olympic Games. In 1952, the award of Olympic Cross of Merit was given to Omega for its exceptional services in the world of sport.
Omega Swiss in Watch World War II
Omega Watch Company since 1916 began designing watches for military purpose. During World War II, Omega build a high reputation by introducing military and pilot watches for servicemen.
Omega Swiss Watch in Space
The Omega Speedmaster was introduced in 1957 and after intense and rigorous evaluation and testing, NASA decided to use the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph in 1965 as its official timekeeper. There are innumerable acknowledgements that Omega watches have gained over its existence, but their involvement with NASA is the most noteworthy. NASA, supplied its astronauts with Omega Speedmaster Professional manual-wind wristwatches. These watches were renowned for their various extra vehicular activities, including the moonwalks on the various missions.
In 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon and was wearing his Omega Speedmaster Chronograph. With this accomplishment, Omega released the Moon Watch. In April 1970, the Omega Speedmaster was awarded the "Snoppy Award", the highest distinction granted by NASA for its successful rescue efforts of the Apollo XIII Mission from a potential disaster.
Omega Swiss Watch Achievements
In 1974, Omega produced the most accurate and the most technologically advanced wristwatch in the world, the Omega Marine Chronometer 2400. The legendary Omega watch had only a daily variation of two thousand of a second in a testing lasting 63 days. The one millionth Omega chronometer was certified in 1967. Omega watches have been able to maintained highest standards of quality and craftsmanship for over one and half centuries. Omega continues to be one of the most prevailing and impressive watch companies in the market and many legends are also connected to it.
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