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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. Case dimensions and other details have not been released.


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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 | FOUND, Omega

Omega Seamaster 300M "Big Triangle"

Omega Seamaster 300M circa 1960s

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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Interview with Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

July 3, 2013 | By Jason Pitsch | Interviews, Omega

Interview with Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

Omega has had a pretty busy year with the launch of the revolutionary Aqua-Terra Anti-Magneti watch, the Speedmaster Bullhead and 1957 throwbacks, and of course, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. And now, the Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition. I have to say, I am quite impressed.

JP: Is 2014 going to be a slow year for product launches compared to 2013?

SU: No way. We have a lot in the pipeline. We say that every year. How can 2013 match 2012? Last year we had the Olympics, James Bond and the Ryder Cup. We have the Olympics next year again, in Sochi. We have some new models, some new ideas coming out next year. We also have some in advance of the Olympics.


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Hands-On With the New Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

July 2, 2013 | Hands-On, Omega

Hands-On With the New Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

Last week in San Francisco, home to the 34th America’s Cup, Omega, who sponsors Emirates Team New Zealand, launched a special limited edition yachting watch to commemorate their relationship — the Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition. The America’s Cup begins July 4th.


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