Omega watch showing movement

Omega Watches

introduction to Omega Watches

Omega watches span the entire style range from dressier pieces like the De Ville and Constellation to sportier collections like the Seamaster and Speedmaster. Prices at the retail start from £5,000 to $10,000. On the used market, Omega watches can be had for 30-40% off the retail prices. Omega also creates tourbillon pieces with exceptional case and dial designs at around £200,000. However, if two iconic models can only summarise the brand, it would be the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch and the Seamaster Diver 300M, aka the Bond Seamaster. The brand’s partnership with NASA and the James Bond franchise made these two watches – and the brand– a global icon of enduring luxury and prestige.

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In 1999, Omega made history again by introducing the Co-Axial escapement in calibre 2500. An invention of the great watchmaker George Daniels, the Co-Axial escapement significantly reduces the sliding friction in the regulating components, improving reliability and extending service intervals. The Co-Axial escapement is considered one of the most significant horological innovations since the invention of the traditional lever escapement that has been in place for more than 200 years

Omega designed, manufactured, and assembled these movements, with movement designs centred on the Co-Axial escapement. Following this achievement, Omega introduced their in-house calibres, cal. 8500 and 8501, in 2007. Further, Omega introduced the Master Chronometer certification in 2015, guaranteeing precision, accuracy, and resistance to shocks and magnetic fields. Master Chronometer-certified movements are first certified by COSC before undergoing more stringent tests over eight days by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). This certification ensures that Omega watches can withstand various conditions people encounter daily.

Omega watch with black face and metal strap
Collection Reference Number Market Price
Speedmaster 3510.50 £1,951
Seamaster 2531.80 £2,060
Constellation 168.017 £496
Aqua Terra 2518.50 £968
Planet Ocean 2201.50 £2,752
De Ville 424.13.40.20.03.001 £1,949
Railmaster 220.10.40.20.01.001 £2,525
Dynamic 5240.50 £1,471

How much does an Omega cost?

Omega watches typically sell between £267 – £35,286 on the secondary market, with an average asking price of £2,630

Omega watch with blue face