Omega is easily one of the most recognizable names in the history of watchmaking. The brand is at the forefront of the Swiss luxury watch industry, with timepieces that have conquered the land, air, and seas under its belt.
From being the first watch on the moon to being the official timekeeper of the Olympics game and the preferred brand for fictitious characters and Hollywood celebrities—James Bond, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Elvis Presley, etc.—Omega just knows how to make a name. This only makes selecting the creme de la creme of Omega watches even harder. But, of course, we’re always up for the challenge.
In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular from some of the most popular lines—from Omega Speedmaster to Omega Constellation watch families—you can find the right Omega watch for you.
The history of Speedmaster goals back to 1957 when it was introduced as a sports and racing watch. The first Speedmaster model, Broad Arrow with Ref. CK 2915, featured some hallmarks of the line—a triple-register chronograph layout, high-contrast index markers, and domed Plexiglas crystal. Its 39mm model has straight lugs, broad arrow hands, and a steel bezel with engraved black print.
Top Speedmaster Watches
1. Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph 44.25 mm
With its black and sleek design, this Speedmaster Moonwatch sports a masculine look that goes just about any type of dress. It’s something that many men can wear confidently without it looking out of place. It works on a 9300 Co-Axial chronograph movement and features an all-black ceramic case and dial, date feature, and sapphire crystal.
2. Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Chronograph 40 mm
What gives this watch a distinct look is its so-called reverse panda dial—a set of three white sub-dials set on a black dial. The watch is set in a 40 mm stainless steel case that houses a date window, a small seconds sub-dial, a 30-minute recorder, and a 12-hour recorder. It is powered by the Co-Axial chronograph caliber 3330.
Launched in 1948, the Seamaster is the longest-running watch line still produced by Omega. In fact, its history started before it achieved mainstream popularity when it joined the 007 film franchise. One of the key features of the Omega Seamasters was the use of O-ring rubber gaskets, which provide its waterproof seal.
Top Seamaster Watches
3. Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm
When Pierce Brosnan wore the quartz version of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m in Goldeneye (1995), it sparked a resurgence of interest for the brand. The 42mm piece is powered by the Omega caliber 8806 and is traditionally available in steel bracelets. But, today, fabric and rubber straps are also a favorite option.
4. Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 41 mm
The Seamaster Professional is a label attached to several Seamaster models including the Diver 300, Ploprof, and Planet Ocean. The Aqua Terra didn’t join the ranks of these lines until 2003, which offers a dressier alternative to the line’s distinct sportier look. Particularly interesting is this timepiece with a stainless steel frame, brushed-finished bracelet, and a deep blue dial that sports luminescent hands and markers.
While a Constellation watch never made it to space or onto the big screen, its significance in Omega’s history lies in the fact that it has symbolized the greatest achievements of the Swiss watch brand, from anniversaries to the birth of mechanical innovations.
Top Constellation Watches
5. Constellation Manhattan Quartz 28 mm
This women’s luxury watch is distinguished for its tiny constellation star placed above 6 o’clock. Its indexes are bedazzled with diamonds, which look brighter on the yellow-gold dial base and bezel. The case and band are made in a combination of steel and yellow gold, which all adds up to its luxurious look.
6. Constellation Co-Axial 35 mm Automatic Blue Dial Steel
This model is the epitome of the brand’s bold and dramatic features with guaranteed durability. It sports a 35 mm blue dial, encased with stainless steel bezel and a matching bracelet. This self-winding watch operates on the Co-Axial caliber 2500 and is equipped with a 48-hour power reserve.
What’s the Most Desirable Watch?
If the above list isn’t any indication, Omega produces a wide range of timeless luxury watches to provide just about any kind of watch imaginable—dress watches, diving watches, and everything in between. While every Omega watch is worthy of a spot in any ‘top list’ and the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming, the most desirable watch for you still boils down to your style preference and budget.
There’s never a cut-and-dried, right or wrong answer. So, what you can do instead is to use these insights to learn more about each line and the models they offer, so you can do the one for you.