When it comes to luxury timepieces, Omega has established itself as a renowned brand with a rich history. While you may be familiar with their iconic watches, there are some fascinating facts about Omega that might surprise you. In this blog post, we delve into five lesser-known aspects of Omega, revealing remarkable innovations and intriguing details that have shaped its legacy in the world of horology.
Ringo Starr was a big Omega fan.
Ringo Starr wore an Omega time computer LED. He had received this watch from his good friend Keith Moon, who was the drummer of The Who. The watch was sold at auction to a Beatles fan for about €10.000.
The Omega Centenary Tourbillon 30I
The most expensive Omega
The most expensive Omega ever sold at auction was sold for 1,428,500 Swiss francs, which is about 1.2 million euro. It looks very normal and minimalist, but it’s a really important watch, historically speaking. This watch was one of the very first to employ a tourbillon in a wristwatch. It was made in 1947. Back then, tourbillons were only made for desk clocks. This watch is in a way the father of tourbillons as we know them.
Omega is the official Olympic timekeeper
This is a title that Omega has earned, not bought. They have been the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932, and have never disappointed.
The Seamaster is the oldest model in the current line
The Omega Seamaster was launched to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the brand in 1948. It has been in production ever since, making it the oldest model in the current line.