Photo Report: A Selection Of The Omega Museum's Private Collection

Photo Report: A Selection Of The Omega Museum's Private Collection

The Omega Wristwatch Delivered to the Signal Corps. U.S.A., 1917

This specific watch means the significant association between Omega and military watches. This specific chrome-plated watch was worn by an individual from the military communications unit of the American expeditionary powers that drew in with the Allies during WWI.

A World First, the Omega "Marine," 1932

The Omega “Marine” launched in 1932

The 1932 Marine was the principal commercial jumpers’ watch in the world. The licensed twofold case is made of “staybrite” tempered steel, with the external case fitting over the inward case, which is hermetically fixed against the external situation when bolted. Another component is the extendable fasten, otherwise called the “jumpers’ extension.”

Omega, "Centenary" of Leopold Godowsky, Jr., 1947

Omega Centenary of Leopold Godowsky, Jr., 1947

This watch was given to Leopold Godowsky, the maker of the straightforwardness film Kodachrome, by his wife Ms. France Gershwin, sister of George and Ira Gershwin.

The Omega Non-Magnetic "Techron" Model "P-12" for the RCAF, 1944

Omega Non-Magnetic “Techron” Model “P-12” for the RCAF, 1944

The present watch was planned during WWII for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Utilizing a similar 30 mm type, Omega built up the “Techron” arrangement of pilots’ watches. There were two arrangement utilized by RCAF pilots, the U-15 with auxiliary seconds and the P-12 with focus seconds.

RAF Antimagnetic Wristwatch, 1953

Omega “RAF” Antimagnetic Wristwatch, 1953

Omega “RAF” Antimagnetic Wristwatch, 1953

The RAF model was planned and delivered by severe RAF rules in 1953. Spearheading the antimagnetic technology that would later be commercialized in the Railmaster.

Omega Speedmaster, 1959

Omega Speedmaster, 1959

In 1959 the CK 2998 was presented. With a similar type 321 development and updated Alpha hands, the CK 2998 was purchased by Mercury space travelers “Wally” Schirra and “Gordo” Cooper in 1962 as their own watches. Furthermore, it was worn by Schirra during his Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, becoming the primary Omega Speedmaster worn in space two years before NASA’s now acclaimed tests.

Omega Speedmaster, 1963

Omega Speedmaster, 1963

The ST 105.003 is the specific model conveyed to and tried by NASA, unbeknownst to Omega.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II, 1969

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II, 1969

This model denoted the first upgrade of the exemplary Speedmaster Moonwatch case, presenting a second era Speedmaster models.

Omega Speedmaster In Yellow Gold, 1969

Omega Speedmaster Gold, 1969

This model in yellow gold was made to commend the American space travelers’ adventure. It is the specific imitation of the Omega Speedmaster Professional worn by tht e American Apollo 11 space travelers on July 21, 1969.

JFK's Omega Watch

The Omega Watch of John F. Kennedy

The Omega Watch of John F. Kennedy

This watch, model OT 3980, is unique for clear reasons – it’s JFK’s old watch. It additionally is incredibly thin and was probably the flattest development at that point. It was a blessing to JFK from one of his exceptionally dear companions, Grant Stockdale, in 1960 without a moment to spare for him to wear it for his debut speech. As found in the image over, the case back bears the etching “Leader of the United States John F. Kennedy from Friend Grant.”

The 19”’ “OMEGA” Caliber, 1984

The 19”’ “OMEGA” Caliber, 1984

Rare Omega Ladies Watch, 1954

Omega Ladymatic, 1955

Omega Ladymatic, 1958

Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” 1968

Omega De Ville Co-Axial, 1999

Photos: Aram David