Omegas rich history in Horology and watch making started in 1848 when a 23 year old man names Louis Brandt started a watch manufacturing business. His sons however who took over the business in 1879 were the ones who lay the foundation for the success that are Omega watches. They revolutionised the business by basing all manufacturing and development in house. In 1903 many events happened which shaped the Omega brand, the term Omega was officially taken by the company but it also spelled the time when both of Louis Brandt sons, César and Louis-Paul died. This left the company is the hands of young management under the leadership of Paul-Emile Brandt.
One of the giants of watchmaking, Omega enjoys brand recognition all over the world – and on the Moon. The famous Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ accompanied the Apollo 11 crew to the Moon in 1969 and became the first and only watch to be worn on the lunar surface. In the process, it became one of the true iconic watch designs. Omega watches are known for their reliability, accuracy, performance and style.
The popularity of the Omega brand can be clearly seen in the amount of certificates issued for their watches. In 1967 they received their 1 millionth certificate, and only 5 years later they received their 2 millionth certificate. More recently Omegas reputation and has reached new heights with its association with the new and revamped James Bond franchise. Their watches have appeared in the latest James Bond films with many new limited editions Omega watches to mark the tie in. They have also become the watch of choice for many celebrities and famous personalities throughout the world.