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Omega Steel 37mm Automatic 145.006-66 pre-owned
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Omega Seamaster vintage Chronographe 321 SERVICED YEAR WARRANTY
£2,933
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Pascal Karp Watches Expertise
27
BE
Omega Steel 43mm Automatic 215.30.44.21.01.001 new United Kingdom, Bowness on Windermere
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Omega Seamaster Mens Watch 215.30.44.21.01.001
£3,995
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SwissTimepieces.co.uk
38
UK
Omega Titanium 45.5mm Automatic 232.92.46.21.03.001 pre-owned
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Omega SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M CO-AXIAL TITAN FULL SET
£4,153
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LeSabre
79
PL
Omega watches up to £2,000
Omega watches £2,000 - £5,000
Omega 5702.50.02 pre-owned
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Omega Museum ( box and paper )
£3,620
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Flale' Gioielli S.R.L.
31
IT
Omega Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding pre-owned
Omega 18K Gold Men's cal.600 Hand-Wind Dress Watch c.1960s...
£2,131
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GMTSKY
493
US
Omega Rose gold 39mm Manual winding 522.53.39.50.04.001 pre-owned United Kingdom, London, Paris or Brussels delivery face to face only - Other countries shipping with Brinks and DHL Express
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Omega Olympic official timekeeper pink gold full set
£8,698
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TempoInverso.com / Gift and Communication LTD
18
UK
Omega Steel 43.5mm Automatic 232.30.44.22.01.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow Cheshire
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co Axial GMT
£4,195
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
85
UK
Omega Steel 39mm Automatic 35132000 pre-owned United Kingdom, Liverpool
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Omega Speedmaster 3513.20.00 - Olympic Collection - 2004
£1,999
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Miltons Diamonds
68
UK
Omega Steel 44mm Automatic 22278000 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Seamaster Chronograph Reconnaissance Military Edition
£7,500
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Tempvs Ltd
147
UK
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Omega Steel Manual winding 105.003-65 pre-owned United Kingdom, Tunbridge Wells
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Omega Speedmaster 105.003 Aka Ed White - Fully Serviced
£7,895
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
37
UK
Omega Steel Manual winding 2998-61 pre-owned United Kingdom, Macclesfield
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Omega Speedmaster 2998-61
£20,495
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
141
UK
Omega Steel 39.7mm Manual winding CK2998 pre-owned United Kingdom, Leicester
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Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Ltd Edition
£5,350
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Stewart's Watches
61
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Constellation 'Pie-Pan' Vintage Watch, Serviced + Warranty
£1,750
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Steel 42mm 31130423001001 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega 31130423001001 Speedmaster Moonwatch - 50th Anniversary...
£4,750
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Watch Club
91
UK
Omega Titanium Automatic 311.62.42.30.06.001 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 45th 11 1969
£8,495
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Omega White gold 33mm Automatic De Ville pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega 18k W/Gold Lapis Lazuli Dial DeVille Gents Watch &...
£6,950
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Steel Automatic Seamaster pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Planet Ocean Seamaster Co-Axial 37.5mm watch 222.30.38.50
£3,499
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Fine Auction Club
502
UK
Omega Rose gold 41mm Automatic 2636.50.91 pre-owned United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Seamaster 300M 2636.50.91 - Serviced By Omega
£11,400
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Steel Manual winding 2505 - 21 pre-owned United Kingdom, Tunbridge Wells
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Omega Vintage Jumbo - 2505-21 - 38mm - Serviced
£1,595
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
37
UK
Omega Steel 35mm Manual winding 2996 1 SC pre-owned United Kingdom, West Midland
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Omega Ranchero Pakistan PNS Military Hand Winding Watch
£4,999
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Watch World Star
408
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic 130.23.41.22.06.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Globemaster Co-axial Master Chronometer Annual Calendar
£6,495
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Seamaster pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Seamaster Automatic Vintage Watch - Serviced With Warranty
£890
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Constellation Cal.354 18ct Deluxe 1954
£7,450
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Omega Steel 42mm Manual winding 3573.50.00 pre-owned United Kingdom, Hertfordshire
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch (2014) FULL SET (Display Back)
£3,495
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Prestige Watches
19
UK
Omega Rose gold 34mm Manual winding 2473 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Triple Calendar Moonphase 2473
£5,500
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Ceramic Automatic 311.92.44.51.01.003 pre-owned United Kingdom, London or Paris - Worldwide shipping
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark side of the moon full set
£6,040
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TempoInverso.com / Gift and Communication LTD
18
UK
Omega Titanium 42mm Automatic 210.60.42.20.99.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 42mm - 2019 Unworn
£9,300
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Steel 38mm Manual winding 2505-12 new United Kingdom, Tunbridge Wells
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Omega Ref. 2505-12 - Jumbo/Oversize Vintage - Serviced
£1,595
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Time Rediscovered Ltd
37
UK
Omega Steel 20mm Manual winding 9893328 30 pre-owned United Kingdom, West Midland
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Omega Art Deco Winding Womens /GF band 1939s Watch
£1,249
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Watch World Star
408
UK
Omega Titanium 44.25mm Automatic 311.90.44.51.03.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Titanium Chronograph
£6,290
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Constellation 'Two-Tone' Vintage Watch, Serviced + Warranty
£1,390
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Rose gold Automatic 2861 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Cal.491 Automatic 18ct Pink Gold 1955 37.5mm Two Tone Dial
£3,950
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Omega Steel 42mm Automatic 2209.50.00 pre-owned United Kingdom, Hertfordshire
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (2010) Full set Box & Papers.
£2,847
Seller
Prestige Watches
19
UK
Omega Titanium 42mm Quartz X-33 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33
£1,950
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Steel 39mm Automatic 234.10.39.20.01.001 new United Kingdom, London or Paris - Worldwide shipping
Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary factory sealed & full set
£5,673
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TempoInverso.com / Gift and Communication LTD
18
UK
Omega Steel 44.25mm Automatic 311.30.44.51.01.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Limited Series - 2019 Unworn
£12,495
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Gold/Steel Automatic O22020342052001 Omega Seamaster new United Kingdom, Harrogate
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ladies Bi-Colour Diamond
£6,090
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Ogden of Harrogate
 
UK
Omega Steel 37.7mm Manual winding CK 2393 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega 33.3 oversized steel chronograph CK 2393 CHRO T5
£8,950
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A Collected Man
19
UK
Omega Steel 44.25mm Automatic 329.30.44.51.01.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Master Chronograph
£5,360
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
TOP
Omega Vintage Constellation Watch, Fully Serviced + Warranty
£1,100
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Yellow gold 35mm Automatic 168004/14 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Constellation Cal.561 18ct 1966
£3,950
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Omega Steel 35mm Manual winding pre-owned United Kingdom, Melton Mowbray
Omega 2179/3
£999
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Birth Year Watches Ltd
27
UK
Omega Yellow gold 33mm Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Constellation
£3,750
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Steel 41mm Automatic 212.32.41.20.04.001 pre-owned United Kingdom, Kent
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Commander's Watch
£3,100
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Private Seller
 
UK
Omega Ceramic 45.5mm Automatic 215.92.46.22.01.003 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 215.92.46.22.01.003 - Unworn 2017
£7,625
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Automatic 311.10.39.30.01.002 new United Kingdom, Northallerton
Omega 60th Anniversary 1957 - Trilogy Set Limited Edition 557
£19,000
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Chronos Aeon Ltd
5
UK
Omega Titanium 42mm Automatic 210.60.42.20.99.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow Cheshire
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Limited Edition Titanium and Tantalum
£8,995
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
85
UK
Omega Steel 41mm Automatic 130.33.41.22.02.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Globemaster Co-axial Master Chronometer Annual Calendar
£5,170
Free shipping
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Seamaster pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega vintage Seamaster Watch, Fully Serviced + Warranty
£820
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Rose gold Automatic 198465 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega ‘Cioccolatone’ Cal. 471 Automatic 18ct Pink Gold, 1958
£3,550
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Omega Steel 34mm Automatic Seamaster pre-owned United Kingdom, Melton Mowbray
Omega Seamaster Calendar CK2757
£899
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Birth Year Watches Ltd
27
UK
Omega Yellow gold 33mm Automatic 161/2-5002 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Dress Watch 161/2-5002
£950
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Rose gold 35mm Automatic 46776037 pre-owned United Kingdom, Liverpool
Omega De Ville 4677.60.37 - Ladies Watch - Diamond Bezel - 2006
£7,500
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Miltons Diamonds
68
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic 210.20.42.20.03.002 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 42mm - 2019 Unworn
£6,660
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Steel 43.5mm Automatic 522.32.44.21.03.001 new United Kingdom, Northallerton
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018
£4,950
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Chronos Aeon Ltd
5
UK
Omega Steel 43mm Automatic 231.10.43.52.02.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow Cheshire
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Chronograph
£5,195
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
85
UK
Omega Steel 39mm Automatic 234.10.39.20.01.001 pre-owned United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Seamaster 300 Co-axial Master Chronometer The 1957 Trilogy
£4,995
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
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Omega Constellation Automatic Vintage Watch, Serviced + Warranty
£1,100
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Authentic Watch Co
30
UK
Omega Yellow gold 35mm Constellation pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Constellation Cal.561 18ct 1961
£3,500
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Omega Yellow gold 33.4mm Manual winding pre-owned United Kingdom, Melton Mowbray
Omega 9k Dress watch
£699
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Birth Year Watches Ltd
27
UK
Omega Steel 42mm Automatic 2598.80.00 pre-owned United Kingdom, London
Omega Seamaster Chronograph 2598.80.00
£2,100
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
370
UK
Omega Steel 45mm Automatic 21592462201001 pre-owned United Kingdom, Liverpool
Omega Planet Ocean 600m Deep Black - GMT - 215.92.46.22.01.001...
£6,299
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Miltons Diamonds
68
UK
Omega Steel Automatic 231.13.43.22.06.001 new United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Omega Aquaterra Annual Calendar 231.13.43.22.06.001 - Unworn 2016
£5,315
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Omega Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic 210.22.42.20.03.001 pre-owned United Kingdom, Leicester
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
£4,425
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RobinsonsJewellers
6
UK
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Omega: Tradition and Innovation

Omega represents reliability and precision, a fact the astronauts of the Apollo missions came to appreciate on their trips to the Moon. Innovations like the co-axial escapement and Master Chronometer have only added to Omega's stellar reputation.

5 Reasons to Buy an Omega

  • Speedmaster Professional: the famous Moonwatch
  • Seamaster Ploprof 1200M diving watch: water resistant to 1,200 m (120 bar, 3,937 ft)
  • Co-axial escapement: frictionless and unaffected by jolts
  • Seamaster Aqua Terra: Unaffected by magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss
  • Limited editions: Speedmaster Professional Snoopy or Spectre
  • Omega Speedmaster Professional

    Omega Speedmaster Professional

  • Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M

    Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M

  • Omega Constellation

    Omega Constellation

  • Omega De Ville Co-axial

    Omega De Ville Co-axial

  • Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

Precision from the Depths of the Sea to Outer Space

Omega has been around since the mid-19th century and has earned a reputation for making reliable, precise, and functional watches. Omega has a long, rich history of developing new watchmaking technology. They created the co-axial escapement as well as an especially effective form of protection against magnetic fields. Such innovations help protect Omega watches against jolts and magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss.

Omega produces some of the most famous watches in the world: Their Speedmaster Professional , for example, accompanied the first astronauts to the Moon in the summer of 1969. Professional and recreational divers alike have been relying on the Seamaster for around 60 years, and this watch has also made numerous appearances on the silver screen as James Bond's watch in various movies.

Aside from their technology-heavy watches, Omega features classic, elegant timepieces such as the De Ville, Constellation, and Globemaster. Materials like red and yellow gold emphasize the luxurious quality of these watches.

How much do Omega watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Features
De Ville Tourbillon 254,000 USD Platinum case, tourbillon, skeletonized movement
Constellation 44,300 USD Gold case, diamonds
Speedmaster Moonwatch Snoopy 20,900 USD Chronograph, stainless steel, limited run of 1,970 pieces
Aqua Terra GMT 5,800 USD Second time zone, stainless steel
Seamaster Bullhead 7,000 USD Chronograph
Seamaster 300 4,500 USD Water resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft), stainless steel case

Prices for the Speedmaster Professional and Its Sister Models

Without a doubt, one of Omega's leading models is the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch . First presented in 1957, this chronograph does its name justice. NASA began outfitting its astronauts with this timepiece in the 1960s, and it went down as the first watch ever on the Moon when the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission set foot on the lunar surface in 1969. Since then, Omega has released numerous versions of the Moonwatch. The Speedmaster Professional is the closest thing to the original model. You can purchase this timepiece with a manual movement, historically accurate plexiglass, and a stainless steel case back starting around 3,600 USD. If you prefer the variant with sapphire glass on both the front and back, be prepared to spend an additional 700 USD. Vintage models from the 60s sell for between 7,600 and 10,700 USD.

Models popular among collectors, such as the Speedy Tuesday, the steel version of the Apollo 17 45th Anniversary, the Dark Side of the Moon, and the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Moonphase, sit in a similar price range. You'll need to dig a bit deeper into your pockets for even more highly coveted models like the Snoopy or Moonwatches with gold cases. These pieces easily fetch prices of between 12,800 and 20,900 USD.

In addition to the various versions of the Moonwatch, this collection features a slew of other interesting editions of the Speedmaster. For example, Omega pays tribute to the original Speedmaster from 1957 with the Speedmaster '57. The Racing and Mark II are also closely related to their predecessors from the 50s and 60s. These models come in at between 4,500 and 6,400 USD.

On the other hand, the Speedmaster 38 is aimed more at a female audience. You can purchase this 38-mm gold watch with diamonds for about 7,100 USD. If you prefer something a bit more modern, you may enjoy models likes the Skywalker X-33 and the Spacemaster Z-33. These multi-functional quartz watches offer a number of functions in addition to their analog and digital displays, including a second time zone, chronograph, perpetual calendar, and an alarm. Plan to spend between 4,200 and 4,800 USD for one of these models.

  • Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch (Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.005)

    Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch (Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.005)

  • Omega Seamaster 300

    Omega Seamaster 300

  • Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

    Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Prices for the Seamaster, a Classic Diving Watch

The Seamaster collection is yet another cornerstone of the Swiss manufacturer's catalog. High water resistance characterizes each of the collection's various models. One of the series' most famous models, the Seamaster 300 , is water resistant to 300 m (984 ft). Prices for current models range from 4,500 USD for the stainless steel model to 23,300 USD for the version made of Omega's own rose gold, called Sedna gold. Vintage models from the 60s cost about 8,900 USD in good condition.

The Diver 300M, Planet Ocean 600M, and Ploprof 1200M are all geared toward professional divers. Watches in these lines are water resistant to 300 m (984 ft), 600 m (1,970 ft), and 1,200 m (3,937 ft), respectively. They also include professional features like a helium escape valve and a security pusher for the diving bezel.

Depending on the material, expect to spend between 7,000 and 13,100 USD on the deep-diving Ploprof 1200M. The Omega Planet Ocean 600 is between 37.5 and 45.5 mm in diameter. You also can choose between a stainless steel or gold case. Prices for the three-hand model in stainless steel sit around 4,900 USD, while those for watches with gold cases range from 16,200 to 19,200 USD. The chronograph version of the Planet Ocean 600M costs around 6,300 USD in stainless steel and 22,700 USD in gold.

The Diver 300M also is available in men's and women's sizes as a three-hand watch or a chronograph. You can purchase a stainless steel model with a 28 to 44-mm case for between 1,600 and 4,200 USD. Limited edition pieces, such as the titanium Diver 300 ETNZ, can cost as much as 5,400 USD. This timepiece is dedicated to the sailors of the Emirates Team New Zealand.

  • Omega Seamaster Ploprof

    Omega Seamaster Ploprof

Bullhead, Railmaster, and Aqua Terra

The Seamaster series features three more interesting models: the Bullhead, the Railmaster, and the Aqua Terra 150. The Bullhead is of particular interest, as its shape resembles that of a bull's head and it is popular among both collectors and fans of unusual timepieces. Models from the current collection demand around 7,000 USD. If you prefer this chronograph's vintage models from 1969, be prepared to spend an additional 4,700 USD.

The Railmaster has been a part of the Omega catalog since 1957 and was originally developed for people with regular exposure to strong magnetic fields. The most recent models can withstand up to 15,000 Gauss and sell for around 4,000 USD. Prices for models from the 50s are 60s can quickly rise to about 15,700 USD.

In the Aqua Terra line, Omega combines the straightforwardness of a tool watch with the elegance of a dress watch. The various models are available with gold and diamonds as well as mother-of-pearl dials and crocodile leather straps. You can get a simple model in stainless steel for as little as 4,000 USD. Those with a GMT or chronograph function require an investment of around 5,800 USD. When gold and diamonds are added to the mix, prices can range anywhere from 13,200 to 40,800 USD.

Constellation and De Ville – Classic Elegance with Tourbillons and Diamonds

Omega takes a less technical approach to their Constellation series compared to the Speedmaster and Seamaster collections. The Constellation has undergone a number of changes since it was first introduced in 1952. Early models were simple and elegant wristwatches with three hands. Since the 1980s, many models feature a fixed bezel with Roman numerals. Some Constellation watches have so-called 'claws,' which are slightly raised parts of the bezel at 3 and 9 o'clock. As the designs were modernized, high-quality quartz movements were introduced to improve accuracy. Since 1967, Omega has also offered a Constellation series for women. Certain pieces in this collection are distinguished by gold and decorative diamonds.

These ornate timepieces easily change hands for between 29,200 and 44,300 USD. On the other hand, simpler models in stainless steel range from as little as 2,100 to 4,700 USD. You can even find vintage models from the 60s for well under 1,200 USD.

The De Ville series is a touch more classic than the Constellation. The series, introduced in the 1960s, appeals to an audience similar to that of Blancpain or Breguet. This series features classic, clean designs with Roman numerals; movements with tourbillons; and cases made of white, rose, and yellow gold. Many of the women's models also feature diamond-studded bezels or diamond hour markers.

Here you will also find vintage pieces for under 1,200 USD. Depending on the material, current models range from 7,900 to 25,100 USD. A platinum De Ville Tourbillon with a skeletonized movement comes with a hefty price tag of around 254,000 USD.

  • Omega Constellation from the 50s

    Omega Constellation from the 50s

  • Omega Constellation from the 80s

    Omega Constellation from the 80s

  • Omega Marine Chronometer

    Omega Marine Chronometer

  • Omega Constellation Ladies

    Omega Constellation Ladies

The History of Omega

The history of Omega goes back to the 19th century. In 1848, Louis Brandt began manufacturing pocket watches in the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. He made arrangements with local suppliers, which allowed him to sell his products to a wider market, including in Italy, England, and Scandinavia. Later, Brandt's sons moved the company to its current location in Biel. Although the name Omega had been in use since 1894, it was first officially registered in 1903 when the third generation took over.

The name is meant to express the quality of their watches. Omega is the last letter in the Greek alphabet and is often used as a metaphor for perfection.

In 1930, Omega and their competitor, Tissot, made a joint decision to serve separate markets. Omega was to focus on the luxury watch sector and Tissot on the middle class. When the quartz crisis put the Swiss watch industry in a difficult position, the two brands came together in 1983 under the newly formed Swatch Group. Omega remains part of the group to this day.

Technological Innovations, Olympic Games, and Famous Wearers

Omega has garnered attention over the decades for their technical innovations. In 1892, the manufacturer introduced the first wristwatch featuring a minute repeater, a particularly intricate complication that uses chimes to relay the time. Omega was responsible for timing all of the events at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and they introduced automatic timers for the first time at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki.

The manufacturer reached a new level of precision with their quartz chronometers introduced in the 1970s. A high point was the caliber 1525, which was used to power the marine chronometers used by the French navy. It was specially made and delivered in a box made of precious wood with a brass coating. Over the course of a year, these chronometers deviate from the exact time by less than five seconds.

One of the Swiss manufacturer's more recent achievements is the development of watches that are highly resistant to magnetic fields. In October 2013, the Seamaster Aqua Terra marked the beginning of a new generation of watches. These timepieces make use of anti-magnetic silicon, which allows calibers to remain unaffected by up to 15,000 Gauss of magnetism. The watches with these features bear an official Omega quality mark developed in 2015.

Many prominent figures, both in real life and in fiction, have been drawn to the allure of Omega watches. The most famous wearer may very well be secret agent James Bond , who wore a Seamaster in the 1995 film GoldenEye. The French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau also relied on the Seamaster during many of his dives. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, wore a Seamaster Calendar in 1960 when he was promoted to sergeant while stationed in West Germany. However, it isn't only kings who recognize the value of the brand. The former US President John F. Kennedy, the former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, and the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev all wore Omegas; Gorbachev selected a golden watch from the Constellation series. Likewise, actor Tom Hanks wears an Omega Speedmaster Professional as a reminder of his role in the film Apollo 13.

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