Designer Spotlight on Omega: Top Timepiece Collections for Men and Women
July 25th, 2021
Buying a sophisticated and svelte timepiece can make any outfit stand out. However, for both men and women, a luxury watch is more than a stylish accessory, it is an investment in a product that is manufactured to last—making watches a fantastic heirloom.
Omega was established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1848, by Louis Brandt, under the name of La Generale Watch Co., who assembled key-wound high-precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. In 1903, the Swiss manufacturer renamed the company after its renowned Caliber 19, putting Omega on the horological map. Today, Omega’s line includes a storied portfolio of iconic models, made memorable by some of history's notable achievements—the first wristwatch to land on the Moon—and pop culture's most enduring heroes. Below, you will find three striking collections suited for any lifestyle.
CONSTELLATION COLLECTION: WRITTEN IN THE STARS
In 1952, Omega introduced its chronometer adorned with eight stars on the case back. These sophisticated timepieces were reimagined in the early 80s, adding four distinctive claws to the sides of the case and bezel, half-moon facets, Roman numerals, and a single gold star on the dial.
On the sun-brushed blue dial is a square-shaped date display window at 6 o'clock. Beating inside is a self-winding movement resistant to magnetic fields.
Housed in an 18k Sedna gold and stainless case, the sleek watch hallmarks a crystal-silver dial with circular diamond hour markers and is powered by a quartz movement, offering a battery life of up to 48 months.
DE VILLE COLLECTION: VINTAGE WITH A MODERN TWIST
First introduced in 1967, this collection is the embodiment of sophistication and suave. Produced as an alternative to the sports editions, Omega has characterized these timepieces with a contoured and timeless design and first-rate movements. In 1970, these dapper and elegant wristwatches took home six Baden-Baden Golden Rose Design awards at the Grand Prix Triomphe de I'Excellence Europeenne. Today Omega offers the De Ville in four sub-categories: Hour Vision, Ladymatic, Trésor, Prestige, and Tourbillion.
Behind the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face is the Co-Axial Calibre 2627, offering a power reserve of 48-hours. The stainless steel case—which measures 39.5-mm-in-diameter—comes mounted on a grey leather strap with white-colored stitching on the edges for a flawless fit under a shirt cuff.
The diamond-encrusted bezel comes attached to a 32.7-mm-in-diameter red gold case, presented on a matching bracelet.
SEAMASTER COLLECTION: NAUTICAL EXPLORATION MEETS ELEGANCE
Introduced in 1948, the original Seamaster's key characteristic was an O-ring gasket used to provide water protection. Now, a Seamaster typically features a stainless steel case and bracelet, screw-in crown and case back, luminescent hands, and a unidirectional bezel.
Fashioned from stainless steel and 18k Sedna gold, this nautical timepiece includes a diving scale, a black ceramic dial with laser-engraved waves, and a date display window at 6. The skeletonized hands are painted with white-colored Super-LumiNova for underwater exploration.
This ladies Seamaster is assembled in stainless steel with a lustrous lilac dial embellished with four diamond indexes, rhodium-plated hands, and case back, inscribed with the brand's Seahorse.
SHOP OMEGA WATCHES AT HING WA LEE JEWELERS
Purchase Omega timepieces at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers located in Walnut, California, or visit our flagship store in San Gabriel, California. Tour our jewelry showrooms or book online for a personalized private appointment to experience Omega's most celebrated timepiece collections. For over 55 years, we have been the leading expert for watches and jewelry at various price points and carry small named brands from across the globe; explore our timepiece collections to find the designer that suits you.