In 1848 a 23 year old man named Louis Brandt set up a workshop in the family villa in Chaux-De-Fond, Switzerland. During first thirty years after it was founded, Brandt maintained a modest business, selling his watches to customers around the world. When he passed away in 1879, his sons quickly stepped in to carry on their father’s vision. n 1962, Omega made history when astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster on his Mercury Sigma 7 Mission, making it the first Omega watch to enter space. Just three years later, the company received a significant endorsement from NASA, which solidified the Speedmaster as the official chronograph for American space missions.
In 1969, the Omega Speedmaster was a part of the first trip to the moon, worn on the wrist of Buzz Aldrin. And in 1970, the Speedmaster was crucial in helping the astronauts of the Apollo 13 mission return home safely. Even today, Omega and space programs worldwide continue to work in tandem to create some of the most effective tools for the trade.
Omega earned widespread popularity in the 1990s as the official watch of James Bond after an Omega Seamaster appeared on the wrist of famous actor Pierce Brosnan. In Golden Eye (1995) James Bond wear the OMEGA Seamaster Professional model 2531.80.00 full size blue face.
In the movies Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) James Bond “Pierce Brosnan” wears to the OMEGA Seamaster Professional 2531.80 Chronometer.
In 2020 in the upcoming movie of James Bond series called “No Time To Die” actor Daniel Craig 007 is on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, but the task becomes far more dangerous than expected. Tackling a mysterious new villain, James Bond is armed with the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition, built from tough titanium for the most action-packed situations.