Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch

This watch celebrates James Bond’s rank as commander in the Royal Navy. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch also appears in the year marking three Bond anniversaries, the 50th of “You Only Live Twice,” 40th of “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and the 20th of “Tomorrow Never Dies.” In each of these films, Bond…

George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin

Starmen: George Clooney meets Buzz Aldrin

Omega has presented a short film called Starmen, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster and the 48th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. George Clooney, who has been into space on screen, in Gravity, Solaris and Tomorrowland, converses with his childhood hero Buzz Aldrin in the Electric Cinema Shoreditch, London. They…

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ETNZ Deep Black

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ETNZ Deep Black

Omega haven’t exactly gone over the top with effort on this one. This is a watch celebrating their partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in the 35th America’s Cup, one of the two watches it has presented for the occasion. While several other brands have designed watches capable of timing the countdown to the start…

Omega launches its sunglasses range

Omega? Sunglasses? I suppose this sort of diversification just gets the brand name out there a bit more. They don’t make the glasses: that’s left to Italian company Marcolin, which already makes sunglasses for Montblanc along with a long list of fashion brands. The new range will be available from the end of August 2016…

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph

The Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph will be joining the collection in October 2016 when it reaches the boutiques, and it’s a welcome addition, with a beautiful moonphase display and an attractive subdial combining continuous seconds and date. The previous version of the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph is still in the collection, at a…

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M GoodPlanet GMT, reference 231.92.43.22.04.001

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M GoodPlanet GMT

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M GoodPlanet GMT has a fresh, marine look about it, with its white dial and blue highlights. The case is in titanium, 43 mm in diameter, and quite chunky at 14.15 mm thickness. Its finish is mainly brushed, with polished details and bezel. The water resistance of 15 bar, 150…

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Good Planet 38.5mm

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Good Planet 38.5mm

The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Good Planet 38.5mm by Omega, presented at Baselworld 2016, is a nice three-hand watch with a nautical feel provided by the blue-accented hands and hour indices, and the blue nylon fabric strap. It’s also a very practical everyday watch, at a size wearable by all, men and women, and a…

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph 45.5 mm

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph 45.5 mm

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph is a luxury version of a supremely practical chronograph. The counter at 3 o’clock combines chronograph minutes and hours into a display that is legible at a glance. All the hands have areas of SuperLuminova, with differentiated colours of luminescence: blue for the hour indices, hour…

Omega Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Omega Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer review

The Omega Planet Ocean 600M has a lot of content, accompanied by exceptionally good looks. Its METAS certification includes COSC chronometer certification and betters it, as well as anti-magnetism to fields of up to 15,000 gauss, and waterproofness tested to 600 metres depth. The watch has a helium escape valve, screw-down crown, unidirectional rotating bezel,…

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch CK 2998

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch CK 2998

The Omega Speedmaster CK 2998 is a limited-edition watch designed for collectors, like last year’s Silver Snoopy. It is a remake of the 1959 CK 2998, which was the second generation of the Speedmaster introduced in 1957. The original CK 2998 became the first of Omega’s long association with space, when Wally Schirra wore it…

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chocolate

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chocolate

This is a 39.5-mm version of Omega’s existing Planet Ocean collection of diver’s watches, and Omega have marketed the piece as specifically for women. They have also added Switzerland’s most famous product to the name, and their PR photos show the watch apparently diving into a sea of chocolate. It is a reference to the…

Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon Meteorite

Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon Meteorite

This variation on the Grey Side of the Moon Speedmaster chronograph by Omega is different for the meteorite dial, made using slices of the Gibeon meteorite from Namibia that fell from the sky many thousands of years ago. Before it reached the earth, it must have been very large: fragments of the meteorite can be…

Omega Constellation Small Seconds

Omega Constellation Small Seconds

This new version of the Omega Constellation introduces a small seconds subdial, set with four small diamond markers, in the 9 o’clock position, and METAS certification. So this is a mechanical watch for women, resistant to 15,000 gauss magnetic fields, to 100 metres depth in water, with a precision of 0/+5 seconds deviation per day.…

Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar

Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar

The Globemaster range by Omega is beginning to expand, from the basic time-only version introduced in 2015. Each watch has Omega’s new METAS certification in which the watch is tested for eight parameters, including resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss, water resistance of 10 bar/100 metres, and precision. The Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar has…

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 limited edition

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 limited edition

This is a really attractive watch, with its carioca colours on the ceramic bezel, the jaunty skeletonized hands with their differentiated SuperLuminova, and the wavy dial decoration, not a reference to the sea but rather to the two-tone paving design of Copacabana’s beachside promenade. The solid caseback is embossed with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games…

What women want from watches

Nicole Kidman, ambassador for Omega, is no ordinary woman, but her comments on watches provide an indication of women’s current preferences for watches. They are taken from the official Omega transcripts of an event organized in Milan on 16 September 2015 to celebrate the launch of an exhibition of women’s watches by Omega, and the…

New version of the Omega Seamaster 300

The Omega Seamaster 300 is a diving watch that Omega launched in 1957 and reintroduced at Baselworld 2014. This year’s version differs from the 2014 version principally for the soft leather strap with contrasting stitching that gives a new vintage-type look to the piece. The 41mm case is in stainless steel with Sedna gold details (Sedna…

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ

Once again, Omega has produced a special Seamaster watch celebrating their support of Emirates Team New Zealand in the 35th America’s Cup. Even though the movement is the same Co-Axial calibre 3330 as used in last year’s ETNZ watch, and it has remained basically the same since its launch in 2012, the watch itself has…

Omega De Ville Prestige Dewdrop

The Omega De Ville Prestige Butterfly was presented in October 2014 in Seoul, at Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid, in a spectacular installation where the Plaza was filled with 21,000 white flowers lit by LED bulbs. This year, the watch will be released in a new version, the Omega De Ville Prestige Dewdrop,…