Omega watches are produced by the Omega SA Company located in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. This company had its beginnings with Louis Brandt, who built his own pocket watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, from parts supplied to him by local craftsmen, He started selling these watches to people on the street and later found a way to send them to England and Scandinavia, where he found a large market. After his death, his sons set up a factory for the production and sale of the watches. By the time of their deaths in 1903, the company was producing about 240,000 watches a year.
A grandson of the original founder took over the company and was very successful in building the fame and fortunes of the company. After World War 1, the company merged with Tissot and finally with SSIH. It was renamed the Swatch Group in 1998, but Omega watches are still its most prestigious brands.
In 1999, Omega made history with the first mass-produced wristwatch featuring co-axial escapement. This escapement functions with no lubrication at all. It uses radial friction, rather than sliding friction, which gives the watches greater accuracy and longer periods between service times.
The Omega watch has the distinction of being the first watch on the moon, as it was the one worn by astronauts. All subsequent space trips have used this brand as well. The names of models of these watches designed for men and women include:
Each of these models contains different brand names of watches and different types of dials and functions.