After Brandt’s death in 1879, his two sons took over the family business. Under the new name Louis Brandt & Fils, the company expanded its product range, releasing its first series-produced calibre in 1885. In 1892, the Brandt brothers released the world’s first minute-repeating wristwatch followed in 1894 by the 19-Ligne calibre. This pioneering spirit would come to define the company, which officially rebranded as the Omega Watch Co. in 1903.
In 1905, Omega served as the official timekeeper at 16 sporting events, signalling a commitment to sports timekeeping that continues to this day. Omega has been the Official Timekeeper at almost all the Olympic Games and at the PGA of America Gold tournaments since 2011.
By the 1920s, Omega watches were revered by watchmakers and collectors around the world for their pioneering series-produced calibres that were both accurate and easy to repair. The brand’s reputation continued to grow in the 1930s. In 1931, Omega released its first automatic movement to use two weights. This enabled the winding of the movement in both directions. The following year the brand launched the Marine, the world’s first commercially available divers’ watch.
Omega’s commitment to strength, accuracy and reliability was further reinforced in 1940 when it was commissioned as the single largest supplier of watches for the British armed forces and its allies.
In 1948, in celebration of the brand’s centenary, Omega released the now-iconic Seamaster. The watch was built to withstand extreme changes at any altitude. The Seamaster has become an enduring symbol of the company’s watchmaking prowess and constant pursuit of excellence.
The brand’s success continued throughout the 1950s. Omega’s first lady’s automatic wristwatch was released in 1955 and followed in 1957 by the brand’s Professional line of watches: the Omega Speedmaster, the Omega Seamaster 300 and the Omega Railmaster. In 1969, the Omega Speedmaster Professional made history by becoming the first watch worn on the moon, when it was sported by astronauts during the Apollo 11 mission. It has since become known as the ‘Moonwatch’. In 2015, an exceptional Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch used by Ron Evans on board the Apollo 17 sold at Christie’s for $245,000.
By the 1970s, Omega had established a solid reputation for high-quality diver’s watches. Among the most recognisable models is the Omega Seamaster Professional 200, which is characterised by its octagonal steel case and luminous black dial.
Omega enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in 1995, the year James Bond wore an Omega Seamaster in GoldenEye. In the decades since, Bond has worn an Omega Seamaster on every one of his missions.
Omega opened its first boutique in 2000 and in 2019 its five-storey museum in La Cité du Temps. Also launched in 2019 was a new ultra-light sports watch known as the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. In 2020, the brand released a new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition made from lightweight titanium. Omega is now part of The Swatch Group.
The 2022 MoonSwatch — an Omega Swatch collaboration — was an instant hit. So much so that Omega and Swatch teamed up again in 2023. The latest Moonshine MoonSwatch has a seconds hand made of Omega’s Moonshine Gold.
Vintage Omega watches and diamond Omega women’s watches tend to do well at auction. Rare or limited-edition models from the 1950s and ‘60s are particularly sought after. In 2018 Christie’s sold an Omega Speedmaster Reference 2915 from 1957 with ‘Broad Arrow’ hands for $324,500, more than double the low estimate.
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, 'BROAD ARROW' MODEL, REF. 2915-1, MOVEMENT NO. 15'499'938, MANUFACTURED IN 1957
Omega. An extremely fine, rare and attractive 18K gold self-winding wristwatch with cloisonne enamel dial depicting Neptune, original certificate, brochure and presentation box
SIGNED OMEGA, SEAMASTER, CHRONOMÈTRE AUTOMATIC, REF. OT 2520, MOVEMENT NO. 13'232'097, CASE NO. 11'198'387, 2577, 2520 SC, MANUFACTURED IN 1954
Omega. An Exceptional, Highly Attractive and Historically Important Apollo 17 Privately Flown Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch and Flown Metal Attachment from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Ron Evans, Certified and Signed, Including the Last Flown Official NASA Velcro Watch Strap in EVA Mission around the Moon
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, PROFESSIONAL, MOVEMENT NO. 30’593’275, CASE REF. 145022-69 ST, MANUFACTURED IN 1970
OMEGA, SEAMASTER DIVER 300M 007 EDITION TITANIUM AUTOMATIC MILITARY STYLE WRISTWATCH, WORN BY DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND IN NO TIME TO DIE, DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM THE ACTOR
OMEGA, A STAINLESS STEEL SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WORN BY DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND IN NO TIME TO DIE
Omega. A very rare and early stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with ref. 7077 first-generation early bracelet
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. 2915-1, MOVEMENT NO. 15'996’671, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
Omega. A very rare, large and attractive platinum and diamond-set chronometer wristwatch with bracelet
SIGNED OMEGA, CHRONOMETER, REF. PA 14.161, MOVEMENT NO. 10'707'212, CASE NO. 10'813'892, MANUFACTURED IN 1948
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, 'BROAD ARROW' MODEL, REF. 2915-2, MOVEMENT NO. 15’997’556, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, 'BROAD ARROW' MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 15’997’525, CASE REF. 2915-2, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. 2915-1, MOVEMENT NO. 15'499’398, MANUFACTURED IN 1957
SIGNED OMEGA, CHRONOMÈTRE, REF. PA 14.163, MOVEMENT NO. 10'661'408, CASE NO. 10'813'895, MANUFACTURED IN 1948
Omega. An extremely rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with tropical brown dial
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. CK 2915-2, BROAD ARROW MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 15'997'741, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
Omega. An extremely fine and rare platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone silvered dial, hooded lugs, bracelet and box
SIGNED OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, CHRONOMETRE, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, CONSTELLATION, REF. PA 16.331, MOVEMENT NO. 15'769'999, CASE NO. 101'089, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, PROFESSIONAL, NO 9/50, CASE NO. 867/09, MANUFACTURED IN 1992
Omega. An extremely fine and rare 18K white gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, hooded lugs and bracelet
SIGNED OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, CHRONOMETRE, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. OG 14327, MOVEMENT NO. 12'728'788, CASE NO. 11'060'186, MANUFACTURED IN 1953
Omega. A very rare and attractive 18K white gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, certificate and box
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL, “MOONWATCH” MODEL, REF. 345.0802 NO. A004, MOVEMENT NO. 44’632’344, CIRCA 1980
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. 2915-3, MOVEMENT NO. 16'649'286, MANUFACTURED IN 1959
Omega. An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and black dial
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. 2915-1, MOVEMENT NO. 16'648'829, MANUFACTURED IN 1959
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. 2915-1, MOVEMENT NO. 15'147'139, MANUFACTURED IN 1957
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. CK 2915-2, MOVEMENT NO. 15'997'568, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
Omega. A very fine, rare and heavy 18K gold automatic wristwatch with one-minute central flying tourbillon, 18K gold bracelet and certificates
SIGNED OMEGA, TOURBILLON CHRONOMETER, NO. 37, CENTRAL TOURBILLON 2002 MODEL, CIRCA 2004
SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 2077-3, MOVEMENT NO. 9600434, CIRCA 1942
Omega. An e xtremely rare and important, sterling silver Observatory standard c hronometer wristwatch with 7 ½ minute t ourbillon and Guillaume balance
SIGNED OMEGA TOURBILLON, NO. 10595935, CAL. 30 I, THE MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1947, CASED AND SOLD IN 1987
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, MOVEMENT NO. 16'648'471, CASE REF. 2915-2, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
SIGNED OMEGA, CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, TOURBILLON NO. 21, DE VILLE CENTRAL TOURBILLON MODEL, CIRCA 2007
OMEGA. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD LIMITED EDITION CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND GOLD DIAL
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MODEL, APOLLO XI 1969, NO. 561, REF. BA 145.022, MOVEMENT NO. 28'422'478, MANUFACTURED IN 1969
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL APOLLO XI, LIMITED EDITION 40TH ANNIVERSARY (1969-2009), NO. 13/69, REF. 31190423001001, CASE NO. 77'141'822, MANUFACTURED IN 2009
OMEGA. A FINE AND RARE COLLECTION OF 21 STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHES WITH BRACELETS, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MODEL, CIRCA 1998
SIGNED OMEGA, DE VILLE CENTRAL TOURBILLON MODEL, NO. 38, CIRCA 2004
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. CK 2915-2, MOVEMENT NO. 15'997'525, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF, CK 2998-4, MOVEMENT NO. 18'419'111, MANUFACTURED IN 1961
SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH PROFESSIONAL MODEL, “TOKYO 2020” LIMITED EDITION OF 55 PIECES, CIRCA 2018
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MODEL, NO. 37/40, REF. 145.0122, MOVEMENT NO. 48'377'346, CIRCA 1997
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. ST 105.003, NO. 24'952'689, MANUFACTURED IN 1957
OMEGA. A LADY’S RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND BRACELET
AQUA TERRA MODEL, REF. 184.108.40.206.99.003
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL, APOLLO XI LIMITED EDITION 40TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL, NO. 29/69, REF. 31190423001001, CASE NO. 77’143’006, CIRCA 2009
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. CK 2915-2, BROAD ARROW MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 15'997'514, MANUFACTURED IN 1958
Omega. A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and brown-coloured dial, made for the Peruvian Air Force
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, BROAD ARROW MODEL, REF. CK 2915, MOVEMENT NO. 16'648'706, MANUFACTURED IN 1959
Omega. An 18k Gold Very Fine, Rare and Attractive Limited Edition Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet, Made to Commemorate Apollo 11's Successful Landing on The Moon
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, PROFESSIONAL, NO. 486, REF. 145.022 - 69, MOVEMENT NO. 28'420'735, MANUFACTURED IN 1969
OMEGA. A FINE AND RARE COLLECTION OF 23 STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHES WITH BRACELET, A PLASTIC ENCASED DISPLAY CALIBRE AND SPACE SUIT CLOTH-COVERED SUITCASE, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MODEL, SPEEDMASTER MISSIONS COLLECTION, NO. 06/40, REF. 3599.99.00, CIRCA 1997
Omega. A fine, historic and important diver’s stainless steel “Staybrite” automatic centre seconds wristwatch with special issue movement, used on the Conshelf II underwater experiment led by Jacques Cousteau in the Red Sea in 1963
SIGNED OMEGA, AUTOMATIC SEAMASTER 300, REF. ST165.024-63, MOVEMENT NO. 00000554, CIRCA 1962
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, MOVEMENT NO. 17'302'152, CASE REF. 2998-1, MANUFACTURED IN 1960
Omega. An Exceptionally Important and Unique 18k Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet, Certification Letter and Box, Made for Astronaut Ronald E. Evans
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, PROFESSIONAL, NO. 1007, MOVEMENT NO. 27’769’532, CASE REF. 145022 69, MANUFACTURED IN 1970
OMEGA. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE TO COMMEMORATE APOLLO XI MOON LANDING
SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MODEL, APOLLO XI 1969, NO. 576, CIRCA 1970