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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

July 20, 2014 | Omega

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11, which put the first astronauts on the moon, Omega created a special timepiece inspired by the original moon watch that was supplied by Omega and worn on that mission. Today’s date is significant because 45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Be that as it may, technically, it was Monday (July, 21, 1969) that Buzz Aldrin first stepped onto the moon wearing the Speedmaster Professional — making it the first watch worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong, who stepped foot on the moon first, left his watch in the Lunar Module as backup because the LM’s electronic timing module had failed.


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Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

June 19, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Omega

Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

This year at Baselworld Omega released a modern version of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The original Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound caliber 861, whereas the new model is powered by Co-Axial caliber 3330, a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph mechanism.


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Full-Length "Planet Ocean" Film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Now Available Free Online

June 6, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Omega, Videos

“Planet Ocean” is a moving 90-minute environmental documentary that was filmed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in partnership with Omega watches and presented to the United Nations Environment Program at the Rio+20 conference in 2012. The film features amazing underwater cinematography, and was created to spread awareness about the negative impact we (humans) have on the oceans and the earth.


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REVIEW: Omega Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon"

June 3, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Omega, REVIEWS

The Omega Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon"

Overview

Crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide (ZrO2), the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” is the most visually aggressive and technologically sophisticated chronograph Omega has ever produced. Its epic name, refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that always faces away from Earth, also called the “far side of the moon.”


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Kingfisher Bentley Flying Spur inspired by 1960s Omega Dynamic

May 22, 2014 | Omega, Videos

The creators of CoolHunting.com, Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin, recently visited Bentley HQ in Crewe, England to create a one-off version of the Bentley Fly Spur, which was originally launched in 2013. This video highlights the plethora of color and material combinations that can be selected for each car. From paint color to leather to stitching to wood paneling, Bentley offers a truly bespoke design experience. As a watch website, naturally we think the coolest part of this story, is the choice of the Kingfisher blue paint job, which was inspired by the 1960s Omega Dynamic timepiece that Orensten was gifted by his father.


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Making of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon

May 8, 2014 | Omega, Videos


Omega produced this film to show off their widely talked about Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” which was introduced last year at Baselworld 2013. It gives a glimpse into the high-tech, in-house manufacturing processes used to produce one of the most advanced ceramic timepieces on the market. Stay tuned, we will be publishing our hand-ons REVIEW of the Dark Side of the Moon very soon.


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Omega teases a new Seamaster ahead of Baselworld

March 25, 2014 | Baselworld, Omega

Omega teases a new Seamaster ahead of Baselworld

Baselworld 2014 will open for “press day” at noon on March 26th, followed by the official opening on March 27th. This means we will begin bringing you live updates on the latest timepieces in less than 24 hours. In the meantime, here are a few teaser images of the impending launch of a new Omega Seamaster. We do not have all the details yet, but it is clear from the images that Seamaster will have straight lugs (like the historic reference 2998), the dial will feature a sandwich design and the bezel insert is made of Liquidmetal, a high-tech alloy that is used by Apple as well as being licensed by the Swatch Group.


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Omega to introduce a new version of the 1969 Speedmaster Mark II at Baselworld 2014

January 14, 2014 | Baselworld, Omega

Omega to introduce a new version of the 1969 Speedmaster Mark II at Baselworld 2014

Omega has just released a preview of one of their most important new timepieces for 2014. At Baselworld, Omega will unveil a reissue of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. It will come with two dial options, and instead of a manually wound movement, like the original (caliber 861), the 2014 version will include a modern automatic inside.


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Omega Timekeeping at the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup

December 29, 2013 | Omega

Omega Timekeeping at the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup

Earlier this month, as a guest of Omega, we attended the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup, which Omega sponsors and provides the official timekeeping for. The FIBT World Championships (FIBT - Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing) which includes bobsleigh and skeleton racing events, has taken place on an annual basis in non-Winter Olympic years since 1931.


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Omega Seamaster 300M "Big Triangle"

November 5, 2013 | Omega, WORN

Omega Seamaster 300M "Big Triangle"

This is a vintage Omega Seamaster 300M “Big Triangle” reference 166.024, a model which was made beginning in 1957, with production ending sometime in the 1970s. This particular example was likely made in the late 1960s. The “Big T” designation is a reference to the large triangle at twelve o’clock. Some of these watches were issued to the British Royal Navy in the mid 1960s and early 1970s. This particular model is in good condition, and while the hands and bezel appear to be matching and original, as well as the dial, the lume was redone at some point. Also, the second hand appears to have been replaced. Crown is signed and is original. The case is steel and measures approximately 41 mm in diameter, with a lug width of 20 mm.


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