OMEGA, the prestigious Swiss brand and member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watch and jewelry manufacturer, was founded in 1848. For more than 166 years the brand has been synonymous with excellence, innovation and precision. Faithful to its original pioneering spirit, OMEGA continues to make technical and watchmaking history with innovation in areas as diverse as sports timing, precision technology, and design – innovations that led to the conquest of the oceans' depths along with space.
The brand also has an unparalleled presence in sports timekeeping. OMEGA has served as the Official Timekeeper for 26 Olympic Games and will again assume the responsibilities in Rio in 2016.
Since its creation, OMEGA has been dedicated to innovation, record-setting precision, timeless design, pioneering spirit and a tradition of excellence in watchmaking. This tradition was further demonstrated in 1999 with the launch of the first movement equipped with the Co-Axial escapement. In 2007, its exclusive in-house Co-Axial calibers changed the face of contemporary watchmaking. In 2013, OMEGA introduced a proprietary Co-Axial caliber resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss and this year, it launched its Master Chronometer watches incorporating the technology and certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and COSC. Since the 19th century, OMEGA has continually redefined the potential of the mechanical watch.
Today OMEGA is proud to share that legacy with its roster of brand ambassadors, which includes George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Cindy Crawford, Chad Le Clos and Rory McIlroy among others.