In 1848, 23-year-old Louis Brandt in the northwest of La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland run from a small workshop assembled watch. Every winter snow closing, he was careful in the workshop production of pocket watches, after the spring, go to Italy, the UK, Scandinavia and other places to sell their products and services.
1879 Louis Brandt died, his two sons Louis Paul and Cesar took over his father’s industry. Due to the unstable quality of spare parts provided by other local workshops, two brothers decided to produce their own all the parts, while abandoning the traditional watchmaking methods, use of mechanized production. In 1880, they established a new plant in human resources, transportation and energy supply conditions more ideal than the security area, where still OMEGA Omega watches headquarters.
In 1892, Brandt brothers produced the world’s first timekeeping able, each quarter, the score of three repeater table (Minute-repeater). In 1894 they made a precise and accurate drilling movement table 19, and the Greek letter “Ω” for signs, since the birth of the Omega brand. Ω is the last letter of the Greek symbol of perfection and achievement. Two years later, the 19 drill movements several well-known European Observatory issued the certificate precise timing, Omega has since became famous. In 1903, Brandt brother has died, when OMEGA Omega watches already Switzerland’s largest watchmaker, has more than 800 employees, an annual output of 240 000 table.
First, during World War II, OMEGA Omega watches are RAF private table. In 1932, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee selected Omega timer designated the General Assembly, which is the first time the Olympic Games time task entrusted to a single company. Since then, OMEGA Omega watches began to play an active role in various international sporting events.
In 1932, OMEGA Omega watches pioneered the world’s first diving watch – Marine Series (Marine). Thereafter they produce Omega Seamaster (Seamaster) professional diving watch. 1993 Omega introduced 18K gold self-winding watch equipped with a diving hippocampus helium discharge valve, which is the world’s first and only push button in the 300 meters underwater still functioning mechanical diving watch.
OMEGA Omega watches most legendary is its Speedmaster Professional Chronograph. In the 1960s, NASA spent two years on a number of watches strict weight loss, magnetic fields, shock, impact and temperature tests, the results topped the Omega Speedmaster, it was identified in 1965 and designated as a NASA timer (10 years after the Speedmaster also became the designated timer Soviet astronaut). July 21, 1969, OMEGA Omega watches follow the US astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. In 1970, the Speedmaster again tenths of a second precision timing features to help fuel warehouse explosion Apollo 13 spacecraft activation engine, successfully returned to Earth from lunar orbit. In recognition of the outstanding performance Speedmaster in the rescue operation, particularly its highest honor NASA “Snoopy Award” awarded to Omega.
Omega has always been excellence, and a forward-looking attitude to explore the art of watchmaking. For over a half century, OMEGA Omega watches with superb production technology and good design award-winning. In the Swiss watch industry, Omega represents the exquisite and innovation. Most have received mechanical movement Omega Swiss official Observatory testing, and repeatedly hit the most accurate time records. The OMEGA Omega watch design is also extremely perfect, reveal a different kind of elegance.
Today, OMEGA Omega watches have developed a number of series, such as fashion Constellation, Ville, as well as professional use table Seamaster, Speedmaster series. Additionally, one of the world’s modern stadium in the country large-scale video matrix scoreboard is Omega’s inventions. Omega believes that the composition of “OMEGA” five letters may be able to make the interpretation of several features of the brand disdain peers, that is: O representatives Olympics, M on behalf of Mega-precision, E on behalf of Elegance, on behalf of Geography G, A representative of Astronaut.