The watch brand of Omega has been known all over the world as it has been written in the history of human’s exploration of the space. It was a honor to have the opportunity to visit the new factory of significant Omega and the Omega Museum nearby. Omega Museum was established in 1983, which is also the first watch museum referring to the single brand. It recorded the history and development of the brand since its creation in 1848, meanwhile, it also collected many works with special landmark meaning.Why was it called Omega? Is it the name of the founder? Of course not.
We know the founder was named Louis Brandt. In 1894, Brandt brother created a precise movement for pocket watch, which was well-known for its high quality and the advanced philosophy. Spare component has been prepared for each part. If there’s any problem after sale, the customer only needs to take the old to replace a new one. At that time, Brandt brothers were aiming to enter into the international market. So the movement had been made with several different versions to meet different demands from different countries.Therefore, the price was depended on the level of accuracy and decoration of the movement
Brandt brothers didn’t give a name for the movement at first, then named it with“Ω” which is the last letter of Greek, presenting the perfection and prominence. They decided to use“Ω” to be the name of the brand after the movements achieved great success. Then the famous Omega fake was born.
Omega might be the first industrialized Swiss brand. According to the statistics, in 1903 after Brandt brothers died, Omega was already the largest watchmaker in Switzerland, employing more than 800 workers, and the annual output of watches had reached to 240,000 pieces.
Seamaster was the first collection that had its name. Since 1948, the professional dive watches the brand manufactured were named Seamaster. At that time, the Seamaster was designed with elegance and gentleness which is suitable quite different from the models currently. From the picture, you will see that the old Omega Seamaster knockoff with black leather strap is more suitable for formal occasion.