Wednesday Hump Day Fun Fact # 56 !!!
Posted by Daubin Barshtak on September 03, 2014.
(Omega Speedmaster, Model # 3188.8.131.52.13.001)
Here are a few fun facts you may not know about Omega wristwatches:
Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and symbolizes accomplishment and perfection - qualities that have been inherent in every Omega watch since the company's founding by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1848.
The brand's reputation for innovation and quality has led to numerous awards over the company's 150-year history, starting as early as 1900 with the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair and continuing with the world precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England in 1936.
Omega went on to be official timekeeper at no less than 21 Olympic Games, bringing numerous innovations to Olympic sports over the years, such as the first electronic timekeeping at the Helsinki games in 1952 - the same year in which the company was awarded the Olympic Cross of Merit for its outstanding contribution to sport.