A Guide To Buying An Omega Watch

A Guide To Buying An Omega Watch

From pioneering space exploration to unrivalled sports timekeeping and silver screen appearances, owning an Omega watch is like owning a little piece of history.

Founded in 1848 in Switzerland’s Jura mountains, their pioneering Swiss watchmaking knowledge has been passed down through generations and has earned them a number of world firsts.

Making history as the first watch on the Moon, Omega’s string of accolades includes not only their award-winning Olympic timekeeping, but also their dedication to watchmaking innovation, which most recently has seen them create the world’s first Master Chronometer.

Our guide will take you through Omega’s collections to help you find the watch that’s perfect for you.

Omega Seamaster: James Bond’s Watch Of Choice

The watch of choice for both underwater adventurers and undercover spies, the Omega Seamaster collection combines sleek styling with rugged performance. Favoured by the world’s most famous member of the Secret Service, this high-tech collection features gadgets such as helium escape valves and Master Co-Axial Chronometer movements, as well as being supremely water resistant.

Inspired by Omega’s rich maritime history, if deep-sea diving is your thing, then why not go for one of the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300 models.

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This Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Master Chronometer Automatic Men’s Watch is coming soon and we’re pretty sure it’s going to be the next favourite from the Seamaster collection.

Designed to celebrate 25-years of this iconic range, these watches are not only seriously tough but are also designed with a suave sophistication which will look great with a dinner jacket and drinks (shaken not stirred of course).

Seamaster at a glance:

28-48mm case size

60-1200m water resistance

Our collection of Omega Seamaster watches starts from £1,600 or £30.00 per month with 4 years interest free credit

Perfect for:

Ocean adventurers who demand serious levels of water resistance

Those looking for a rugged sports watch whose style will also turn heads in the bar

Scoring bragging rights with the James Bond connection

If coming soon isn’t soon enough, then discover more impressive timepieces from the Seamaster collection

Omega Speedmaster: The Moonwatch

First released over 60 years ago, the Omega Speedmaster’s probably got the most legendary heritage of any Swiss Made watch. One of only a handful of watches to pass NASA’s most stringent tests, its stellar precision, strength and reliability led to it becoming the first watch to be worn on the Moon in 1969.

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Whilst its contribution to space exploration has earned the Speedmaster its nickname: the Moonwatch, it was originally designed as a racing chronograph.

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Its dial was inspired by the dashboard of Italian cars, and it was the first watch to feature a tachymetric scale on its bezel - making it an immediate hit with competitive racing drivers.

Speedmaster at a glance:

38-46mm case size

50-100m water resistance

Our collection of Omega Speedmaster watches starts from £3,200 or £60.00 per month with 4 years interest free credit

Perfect for:

Following in the footsteps of the first men to walk on the Moon

Those who want a watch that has a great story to tell

Motorsport enthusiasts looking for an authentic racing chronograph

Omega De Ville: Sophisticated Dress Watches

As famous for its cutting-edge technology as its elegant contemporary and slightly retro aesthetic, the Omega De Ville collection is full of the pioneering sprit that this legendary Swiss watch brand is famous for.

The first collection to house Omega’s famous Co-Axial automatic calibre, the collection’s state-of-the-art movements are paired with exquisite finishes which beautifully complement their understated sense of sophistication.

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Providing the ideal opportunity for indulging in luxurious finishes such as 18ct gold and diamonds without ever looking over-the-top, the De Ville collection captures the romance of traditional Swiss watchmaking perfectly.

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De Ville at a glance:

24-41mm case size

30-100m water resistance

Our collection of Omega De Ville watches starts from £1,600 or £30.00 per month with 4 years interest free credit

Perfect for:

Those who want elegant design that you can wear every day

Making a big style statement but with a relatively small case size

Dazzling diamonds. The De Ville collection does diamonds particularly well

Omega Constellation: A Design Icon Since 1952

Sporting a classic and timeless style that’s the perfect accessory for any wardrobe, the Omega Constellation has been a design icon since it was first launched in 1952.

The watch to be seen in if you want to stand out from the crowd; with its trademark star at 6 o’clock, the famous claws and the signature horizontal links, the Constellation is one of the world’s most instantly identifiable timepieces.

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Whilst the Constellation collection might be revered for its good looks above all else, the movements that power these beautiful timepieces are pretty impressive too. Take the Globemaster for example. Showcasing a typically elegant heritage design, this watch sets incredible new standards of watchmaking with Omega’s most advanced movement to date; making history as the world’s first Master Chronometer.

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What is a Master Chronometer?

A new standard of testing, to earn the name Master Chronometer a watch and its movement must pass 8 stringent tests which go far beyond the normal chronometer certification. Approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), these watches are subjected to 10 days of testing and must demonstrate resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

Constellation at a glance:

24-41mm case size

100m water resistance

Our collection of Omega Constellation watches starts from £1,680 or £31.50 per month with 4 years interest free credit

Perfect for:

Those who want a dress watch with an instantly recognisable sense of style

Blending sophisticated, retro style with ultimate precision

Small case sizes. With ladies case sizes starting at a diminutive 24mm, the Constellation collection is perfect if you like dainty watches

Check out our online Omega Buying Guide here, which includes five reasons to buy an Omega watch or check out our full Watch Buying Guide here for all the help you need on choosing your next timepiece.


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