OMEGA watches are renowned for luxury, appearing on the wrists and wish lists of professionals and big personalities across the globe. One of the most esteemed and innovative brands for the manufacture of premium Swiss watches, OMEGA carries prestige and respect everywhere it goes. The notorious charm and unbeatable performance exemplified in OMEGA’s iconic Seamaster collection is instantly recognisable as the timepiece worn by James Bond; his brand of choice since 1995. If you’re looking for a timepiece from a company with ground-breaking achievements, look no further than a new OMEGA watch.
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Since 1848, OMEGA has continuously made history and has established a reputation as one of the world's great watch brands. Masters of the traditional art of watchmaking, OMEGA have proved themselves to be among the industry's most adventurous pioneers. For more than a century, OMEGA has been involved in the precision timing of international sporting competitions in athletics, swimming, golf and sailing and, since 1932, the Olympic Games. The Olympic and Paralympic Games give OMEGA the opportunity to serve the world's best athletes with ultimate precision and unreserved pride. Introduced in the OMEGA Globemaster, the new Master Chronometer certification is granted to watches that pass a series of eight tests approved by the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (METAS) and whose movements have already been qualified as COSC-certified chronometers. Master Chronometer marks another turning point for OMEGA, whose legacy has been built on its commitment to quality, design, precision and quality.
From the Seamaster to the Speedmaster Chronoscope, the precision in the manufacture of each OMEGA timepiece is unquestionable. Meticulous detail carved into every watch provides unrivalled durability, making it the investment of a lifetime. If you’ve got an eye for luxury, let Mappin & Webb help you realise your plans to find something exquisite.
History of OMEGA
The remarkable feat of its reputation and global influence has set OMEGA into a league of its own. Established by Louis Brandt in a Swiss town nestled amongst the Jura mountains, OMEGA germinated from a tiny workshop in 1848 and blossomed after being passed through the next generation.
After their father’s death in 1879, Brandt’s sons stepped up to the mark and produced the first minute-repeating timepiece just 13 years later. The rest is history: following the beginning of an enduring partnership with the Olympic Games in 1932, the release of the Seamaster in 1948 solidified the brand’s reputation as leaders in the manufacture of luxury watches for men and for ladies.
Ever since their inception, OMEGA watches have been on hand at key points in history. They were chosen and worn both by Britain’s flying corps and the US Army for official timekeeping in combat units during the First World War, seeing nations through pivotal moments in time. Furthermore, not only has OMEGA been the official Olympic timekeeping device for over 80 years but also, thanks to NASA, it stands as the first wristwatch in space and on the moon.
Luxury and unrivalled functionality have always been at the core of all designs, with each watch taking up to 500 hours to make. The value of a genuine OMEGA timepiece can be determined and revealed through the hours of delicate, assiduous care taken in its manufacture.
The OMEGA Collections
Known for being James Bond’s timepiece of choice, the Seamaster is the oldest, most developed model in the current selection offered by OMEGA. With OMEGA already earning a reputation for its reliable and robust divers’ watches, the Seamaster was launched in 1948 in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary.
The original Seamaster was inspired by submarines used in the Second World War, with OMEGA implementing an O-ring rubber gasket to offer improved and unrivalled water resistance. The Seamaster could withstand depths of up to 60 metres and temperatures as low as -40º Celsius, making it one of the toughest, most durable timepieces in history.
OMEGA De Ville
Striking an unmatched balance between premium performance and graceful design, the De Ville range of OMEGA watches offers luxury timekeeping in a more delicate form. A thoughtful and exquisite gift, De Ville watches flaunt subtle, timeless features to catch the eye of just the right person.
The De Ville Prestige collection is characterised by luxury finishes, including rhodium-plated and polished hands. Complete with a dark leather strap, the De Ville Prestige Men’s 39.5mm offers handsomely minimalist, pale dial design, whereas the Prestige Ladies’ 24.4mm maintains its loyal feminine following with a classic understated stainless steel strap.
Amongst the most popular OMEGA watches for sale in the UK and worldwide, the Speedmaster has attracted high-profile clientele for decades. Newer renditions pay homage to the original release but, if you’ve got an eye for detail, it’s worth exploring the full range of distinctive Speedmaster models available within the online collection.
From the showstopping Master Chronometer Chronograph to the more understated 38mm model, the fundamental features of a Speedmaster make it unmistakable. With a pusher either side of the crown and two or three elegant subdials as standard, it’s impossible to forget.
Caring for your OMEGA watch
We know you’ll want to keep your OMEGA watch in pristine condition for as long as possible. Luxury timepieces not only carry sentimental value but could retain or even increase their value over time, and we understand that our clients might see their watch as an important investment.
That’s why we’re proud to offer our Mappin & Webb Care for our valued customers to protect watches and other luxury jewellery. After a simple one-off payment, your watch will be insured on us.
We will repair or replace your item hassle-free and, if you do need to make a claim, rest assured that you’ll receive no penalties. You’ll also be eligible for a complimentary annual in-store clean and inspection, which could be vital for long-term maintenance.
Buying your OMEGA watch with Mappin & Webb
Our dedicated team of experts would be delighted to hear from you if you’re considering joining the exclusive band of OMEGA watch owners. With years of experience in the trade, we can provide specialist advice tailored to your own vision and desire for a luxury watch.
We’re proud to have a successful partnership with OMEGA, a brand adored by our clients and colleagues alike. If you’d rather try on a watch to get a feel for the style and fit, why not pay us a visit at your nearest boutique? Each boutique is crafted to present the showpiece OMEGA watches in the most luxurious environment possible, and that’s just one of the reasons why we’re a trusted UK partner.
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