America’s Cup Update: Omega Vs. Zenith (Emirates Team New Zealand vs Land Rover BAR) in Challenger Playoffs

Sailing in Bermuda during the America's Cup world series (photo: R. Naas)

Now that we are in full swing with the America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, we are seeing team against team and watch brand versus watch brand. With Emirates Team New Zealand Zealand — for which Omega is a sponsor — finishing the qualifiers as the top-ranked challenger on Saturday of this past weekend, the team could pick…

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Omega and Astronaut General Thomas Stafford Honor 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster, AKA Moon Watch

Omega Speedmaster

Last week, with Madison Ave Watch Week in full effect and the eyes of the watch world on New York City, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster in out-of-this-world style. At an event held in the commercial space in Zara Hadid, a luxury condo complex in the West Chelsea section of New York, Omega…

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3 Reasons to Love the Omega 1957 Vintage-Inspired Watches: Speedmaster, Railmaster, Seamaster

The new Omega 1957 Speedmaster is a near-consistent replica of the original.

  It’s no secret that vintage watches are all the rage. It is no surprise, either. During difficult geo-politicalt times, people and companies often take a retrospective look at their pasts.  This year, Omega does exactly that. It looks back to the year 1957, when Elvis became King, the Russians launched Sputnik 2 and the Frisbee…

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Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

Some of the wealthiest Swiss watch families and individuals are worth billions.

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring…

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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

Panerai

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack…

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