Omega Watches

Omega is definitely among the top luxury watch brands in the world, being extremely famous for its role in the NASA Moon program, for being the watch of James Bond and for producing some of the best quality luxury and specialised watches in the world. Being probably the most promoted watch brand in the world, Omega has several fans and ambassadors, which include world famous actors, sportsmen and millionaires. Let us look at the brief history of Omega watches alongside its main collections and at the locations of the Omega watch resellers in South Africa.

Omega SA is based in Biel-Bienne Switzerland and it was founded in 1917. Omega has long worked in cooperation with Tissot brand to become the premiere producer of the most punctual chronographs and chronograph movements ever made with being the only attendant to attend the yearly held Observatory trials alongside Patek Philippe. Omega is also very well known for its rivalry with the other top luxury watch brand Rolex. Omega Watches is owned by the Swatch Group.

1947: The first Tourbillon movement wristwatch created by Omega with its patented 30I precision was the most precise chronograph at that time.
1999: the release of Omega’s own Calibre 2500- the first mass produced wristwatch in the world using the co-axial movement.
2007: the release of the new Calibre 8500 an exclusive patented double co-axial movement featured only by Omega.
2013: Omega has recently came out with the only watch in the world the movement of which is resistant to magnetic fields with the strength of up to 1,5 tesla.

The brand has long been associated with being the leading watch for sports, especially marine sports and extreme sports, as it has been the watch of James Bond characters in every James Bond movies after 1995. Omega is also the official timekeeper of the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics and is world famous for producing the only watch that has stepped on the soil of the Moon alongside its wearer.

Leading Omega Watch collections and key watches: "Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph" or simply “Moonwatch” is the only watch that has ever been on the Moon and up till today, it’s considered the most popular Omega Watch.

“Omega Seamaster” the watch featured in several James Bond movies is another world famous and extremely popular Omega watch with its own collection featuring multiple types of watches, such as the Seamaster Planet Ocean that was worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. The Seamaster Floprof Diving watch of Omega is currently among the best diving watches on the market featuring special diving watches being water resistant up to 1200 metres. Omega releases its limited collections for collectors for all the Olympic Games it was sponsoring. Omega has its own women’s collection of watches featuring high quality gold and diamond watches.

Omega Watches has plenty of retailers in South Africa and the brand is overly popular all across the country. Hereby we try to select some of the biggest Omega Watch retailers in South Africa per city:

Johannesburg / Gauteng: Ntinga Duty Free at JHB International Airport, Orient Jewellers at Oriental Plaza, Cresta Jewellers Northcliff, Geralds Jewellers Eastgate, World’s Finest Jewellers Sandton

Durban: Cherry Design Jewellers –Lighthouse Mall

Cape Town: Marios Jewellers – Century City, Trigg Jewellers –Cavendish Square, Van Deijl- Tygervalley Centre

Port Elizabeth: Fishers Jewellers – Greenacres Mall

Pretoria: Arthur Kaplan – Menlyn Park, Greig and Meinke – Brooklyn Mall

Check out all these Omega Watch retailers in South Africa and for more cities check out the website of Omega Watches. Be aware that Omega watches are heavily counterfeited, therefore you should only buy at certified Omega Watch dealers. Enjoy the highest quality of watchmaking by owning one of the outstanding models of Omega.
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