Watch Series: Omega Watches for Men
In 1848, Omega’s primary founder created a company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. A few years later (1877), his sons Louis-Paul and César joined the family business, so the name promptly changed to Louis Brandt & Fils. In 1903, the company’s name finally changed to Omega Watch Co. This was because of the invention of the Omega caliber (where the company gets its name). At the time, it offered their watches improved accuracy and reparability. Lets take a look at some Omega watches for men.
Omega is one of the best luxury brands in the world; having played a part in different categories and thus, set milestones. From NASA and the Olympics to the British military and a James Bond movie—the watch, like any other in its class, has penetrated most high societies. Below, we’ll show you the Omega watches for men that are worth spending on.
General features of Omega include a lot of things. The watch company is known for having an impressive build quality. They use in-house movements and have used modified ETA movements in the past. They’re cost friendly, compared to brands like Rolex. The Omega Seamaster, Speedmaster and as well as the Constellation are their most popular collections.
1: Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is number one on our list for a reason. It’s one of those watches with solid social proof and also, the critics’ approval. Back in 1969, Buzz Aldrin wore a Speedmaster Professional Chronograph on the first lunar landing. The reason being the great list of features the watch has. It is precision, highly readable, and comes with perfect build quality.
Latest models come updated with the Caliber Omega 1861, which is manually wound to fill up the 48-hour power reserve. After, the watch comes in a 42 mm case, and a blacked-out dial with three sub-dials for the seconds, a 30-minute recorder, and a 12-hour recorder. Get this if the tradition of vintage pieces appeals to you. Price starts from $5,200
Fun Fact: There are models of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch that feature a moon phase complication.
2: Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean
If you’re looking into a professional dive watch, the three features you must look for are; water resistance, helium-escape valve, and alveol screw-in caseback. All 3 encompass the Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean. The watch was initially released in 2005, though it’s an upgrade over the Omega Seamaster 300.
Its features include indexes, minute hand, and 12 o’clock dot coated in Super-LumiNova, an automatic Co-Axial caliber 8500 COSC-certified chronometer movement, water resistance up to 2,000 feet, and a price tag starting from about $6,200.
3: Omega Constellation Co-Axial
The Omega Constellation collection launched in 1952 and has been a fan favorite since. The watch’s major selling point is the vintage appeal that it drives. From the segmented bracelet to the stylish bezel and dial, the customizations that you can make doesn’t reduce the vintage vibe you get.
Today’s updated versions now include self-winding Co-Axial calibers with up to 50 hours in the power reserve. Also, the Constellation collection is water resistant up to a depth of 330 feet. It’s rather low when compared to the Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean, but keep in mind that this is a dress watch, with plenty of ‘style’ to spare. The Omega Constellation Co-Axial starts from $4,400.
4: Omega De Ville Prestige
The Omega De Ville Prestige is a simple looking watch, with a clean dial free from the usual cluster. Instead, a rather clear date display sits at the 3 o’clock mark while Roman numerals slightly decorate the index.
That is an all-purpose watch that you wear to both formal and informal occasions. The clock hangs on a leather strap and Omega’s new in-house movements. Prices start at $3,600.
Fun Fact: You can get models in the Prestige collection with a power reserve indicator of ones with a chronograph complication.
5: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial
As one of Omega’s most significant collections, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial combines sea-themed luxury and performance rather well. The watch is made from stainless steel and comes inside a 41.5 mm case. At the center, Omega’s self-winding Co-Axial caliber 8500 beats with a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
One of our favorite models offers water resistance up to a depth of 150 m. The white, sun-brushed and lacquered dial is insert with 18k gold seconds hand and deep blue hour and minute hands. Price starts from $7,300.