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The Omega Story
The Omega watch story begins in 1848, when founder Louis Brandt begun hand assembling key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen in his principality La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the northwest corner of Switzerland. However, the Omega name didn’t appear until 1894, after Louis Brandt had passed away and his watchmaking traditions were taken over by his sons, Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt. Omega watches have long been affiliated with glamorous screen and sports stars–the Omega Seamaster is widely known and esteemed for being the watch of choice for James Bond–with current ambassadors including Pierce Brosnan, Nicole Kidman, tennis player Anna Kournikova, and swimmers Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe.
But Omega is more than just a fashionable watch. In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster chronograph was “flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions” as the only wristwatch to have withstood all of the U.S. space agency’s severe tests, including passing grades for extreme shocks, vibrations, and temperatures ranging from -18 to +93 degrees Celsius. The greatest moment in the Speedmaster’s history was undoubtedly 20 July 1969 at 02:56 GMT, when it recorded man’s basi steps on the Moon’s surface as share of the Apollo 11 mission. Omega watches rocketed off to space on a good deal of subsequent missions, including visits to Skylab and the historic Apollo-Soyuz link-up of Soviet and American astronauts in 1975.
In more recent years, Omega formulated the world’s original self-winding wristwatch with central tourbillon in 1994 and made history in 1999 with the initial mass-produced watch incorporating the co-axial escapement, devised in conjunction with widely known and esteemed English master watchmaker George Daniels. In simple terms, the escapement is the heart of a mechanical watch, generating the impulses that make the mechanism move. Omega’s Co-Axial Escapement drasti reduces the friction amidst the constituents that transmit energy to the other components, devising more outstanding stability and precision and reducing service requirements.
Today, Omega is known for it is stringent testing of new movements, cases, and bands. Each new Omega motion is tested on the wrist in existent Omega models, while respective laboratory tests are conducted to determine temperature-resistance, shock-resistance and vibration-resistance.
18k yellow gold and stainless steel case with a 18k yellow gold and stainless steel bracelet. 18k yellow gold bezel. Mother of pearl dial with gold tone hands and gold tone roman numerals hour markers. Quartz movement. Scratch immune sapphire crystal. Gold tone crown. Case diameter: 22 mm. Case thickness: 5.7mm. Fold over clasp with push button. Water immune at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hours, minutes. Omega deville prestige ladies watch 4370.71.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #68293 in Watches
- Brand: Omega
- Model: 4370.71
- Band material: two-tone-stainless-steel
- Bezel material: yellow-gold
- Case material: steel-and-18k-gold
- Clasp type: fold-over-clasp-with-push-button
- Dial color: Mother-Of-Pearl
- Dial window material: antireflective-sapphire
- Movement type: Quartz
- Water-resistant to 99 feet
- Quartz movement
- Anti-reflective crystal protects watch from scratches
- Metal Case
- Case diameter: 22 mm
- Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 m)