Luxury watches are in a world of their own. Collectors will pay very large sums of money, in order to own a particular model, from one of the most famous brands. That is true, of course, of some of the most desired pieces of watchmaking that the creators of Omega have launched on the market, for over 150 years. Here is what you need to know about this company which sits at the top of luxury watches, besides such other high-standard watchmakers as Rolex.
1 A Brief History of Omega Watches and its Famous Moments
The brand has been around since 1848, although it was known under other names, at times. If you are looking for the most famous models of luxury Omega men’s wristwatches, you will discover that they mostly come from the mid-20th century. The founder of Omega was well ahead of his time. He started creating wristwatches, one generation before they really received popular favors, which was around the time of the First World War. He had already launched his first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892, which showed how innovative this man really was.
There is no wonder Omega is so famous today. It has been worn throughout the 20th Century by some of the most important people in the world. For example, John F Kennedy and Mikhail Gorbachev both wore one at their inauguration, as respective Presidents of the United States and Russia. Even Mao Zedong wore one for over 30 years. Omega men’s wristwatches were the first ones to make it to the moon (and back). Let’s not forget that we also saw them on the wrists of Elvis Presley and George Clooney, to name two prominent artists, in their own time.
2 What is considered a Good Omega Wristwatch for Men
There is no doubt that if you ask most watch lovers which omega men’s wristwatch they would like to own, it would certainly be one of the Speedmaster models. They are, after all, the most popular ones. When you think of an Omega watch, chances are you are picturing one of the Speedmaster in your mind. Why do they refer to speed, you may ask? That is because they were originally designed for motorsports. It was a Speedmaster that wore Buzz Aldrin, when he landed on the moon, which adds to the interest in owning one, as well. Men feel like they own a little part of history when they put on one of the Omega men’s wristwatches. That is how special they are. Particularly the Speedmaster.
3 What Men’s Omega Watches Hold Their Value Well?
The two models that tend to keep their value best through time, in the Omega collection, are the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch as well as the Seamaster Diver 300M. You have probably understood by the name of the first one, that it is a model based on the one that was taken to the moon, by Buzz Aldrin, more than 50 years ago. Its size is 42mm and it features a stainless-steel case and bracelet. Its movement is the Omega Caliber 3861 hand-wound.
As for the Seamaster Diver 300M, it was also rendered famous by a character, but this time from the fiction world. It was worn by Pierce Brosnan when he played the role of James Bond. Daniel Craig, the latest version of the famous 007 British spy, also wore one in some of his movies. It also features a 42mm case, made of stainless steel. However, the bracelet is made of rubber, and it features the Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8800 automatic movement.
4 What Omega Men’s Watches Models are Currently in Fashion?
It would be difficult to go wrong, wearing Omega men’s wristwatches, no matter what the model is. Let’s just say that most men dream of being able to own such an exquisite piece of watchmaking. This said it is always the safest route to pick one of the two models above (Speedmaster Moonwatch and Seamaster Diver 300M). Because they are so in demand, they never go out of style. Fashion is made of tendencies that come and go. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wise to think of luxury watches as such. They are like jewels: They bring out some of the most beautiful parts of the men who are wearing them. Especially when it is an Omega that sits on their wrist.