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Omega

Omega

Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Omega was originally called La Generale Watch Co. It has since become a legendary Swiss luxury watch brand with several world-renowned collections. Often compared to Rolex, Omega has been the choice for NASA, the Olympic Games, and even James Bond. Known as the Moonwatch, the Omega Speedmaster chronograph was the first watch on the moon, worn by Buzz Aldrin, although it was originally designed as a racing chronograph (Speedy). A trio of famous Omega watches include the Speedmaster, Seamaster, and Railmaster. Jacques Cousteau’s team used Seamasters in 1963 for diving experiments, while the Railmaster had a high resistance to magnetism for scientific and other specialized applications. The Co-Axial escapement and use of silicon are additional innovations for one of the most sought after watch brands.