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News and articles about Omega

Omega and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at press conference

Omega and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology announce new watch certificateSubscription

Swiss watch brand Omega and the director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) announced their collaboration on a new watch certification process at a press conference at Geneva’s Cité du Temps on December 9.

Omega and LET shaking hands

Omega partners with Ladies European TourSubscription

Swiss watchmaker Omega has entered a ten-year partnership with Ladies European Tour (LET).

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Omega opens new UK flagshipSubscription

Watch brand Omega opened its new UK flagship on London’s iconic Regent Street this weekend.

Rory McIlory

Omega signs Rory McIlory as ambassadorSubscription

The Northern Irish golfer will join celebrities such as Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman as an endorser of the Swiss watch brand.


Omega releases animated 3D film for global campaignSubscription

Omega has released a 3D animated short film, which features the brand’s co-axial mechanical watch movement.

The showroom houses Rolex among other brands

John Pass Jewellers expands with luxury showroomSubscription

The new luxury showroom, which houses a Rolex room and an Omega shop-in-shop, is situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme in a Grade II listed building in the town’s pedestrianised shopping area.

Omega's anti-magnetic watch movement

Omega announces its anti-magnetic watch movementSubscription

The Swiss watch brand has created a watch movement that is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous watches


Swatch Group reports 14% sales growth in 2012Subscription

The Swatch Group has reported a 14% increase in sales last year, with a strong global performance.

Hour Passion

Hour Passion opens in Gatwick airportSubscription

The store is run by Tech-Airport, which is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group.


Watchfinder unveils Omega and Longines Service Centre Subscription

Watchfinder has extended its customer service to include an in-house Omega and Longines Certified Service Centre.

George Clooney wears the Omega watch in move The Descendants

George Clooney wears Omega in The DescendantsSubscription

Omega brand ambassador George Clooney wore an Omega De Ville Prestige in his performance as Matt King in film The Descendants.


Omega opens its largest boutique in Westfield StratfordSubscription

Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand Omega opened its largest boutique in Europe today at Westfield Stratford City.

Pop star Sophie Ellis Bextor poses next to the Ladymatic collection

Sophie Ellis-Bextor makes a splash at Omega pool partySubscription

Pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor turned out at watch brand Omega’s 1950s themed pool party last week, which was held to celebrate the launch of its Ladymatic collection.

Jersey-based jeweller Rivoli has toasted another successful year as sponsor of the prestigious Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC) marquee at the fourth annual Barclays Wealth Jersey Boat Show. Pictured: HMS Severn Crew enjoy a break

Rivoli sponsors Jersey Boat ShowSubscription

Jersey-based jeweller Rivoli has toasted another successful year as sponsor of the prestigious Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC) marquee at the fourth annual Barclays Wealth Jersey Boat Show.

Swatch Group's airport retail division Tech-Airport has opened an Hour Passion boutique at the Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy

Swatch Group increases airport presence with Italian openingSubscription

Watch producer Swatch Group’s airport retail business Tech-Airport is pursuing its policy for expansion and has opened a new Hour Passion Boutique in the Marco Olo Airport in Venice, Italy.

Swatch Group achieved record sales in 2010

Swatch Group optimistic for 2011 after record salesSubscription

Watch producer Swatch Group has adopted a positive outlook for 2011, after achieving record sales of CHF 6.4bn (£4.1bn) for the first time in 2010.

Olympic sportswoman Jessica Ennis attended Omega's launch party for its Manchester Trafford Centre store

Olympian Jessica Ennis turns out to celebrate Omega Trafford Centre openingSubscription

Olympic sportswoman Jessica Ennis and a gaggle of stars turned out at watch brand Omega’s Trafford Centre store’s launch party, held at Room in Central Manchester, Wednesday night.

Michael Hyman, owner of jeweller Leonard Dews, says watch sales are buoyant in his stores

Premium watch sales soar at Leonard DewsSubscription

Premium watch sales have shot up by 11% on a like-for-like basis at independent jewellery retailer Leonard Dews, despite tougher trading conditions and a reduced consumer purse.

Tech-Airport, the airport retail sector of Swatch Group, has opened in new stores in German and Irish airports

Swatch Group opens in new airportsSubscription

Tech-Airport, the airport retail sector of Swatch Group, is expanding into the German and Irish markets by opening a series of retail locations.

Tech-Airport opens first airport boutique in GermanySubscription

Tech-Airport, a division of the Swatch group, opened a new Hour Passion watch and jewellery retail outlet in the International Terminal at Dusseldorf Airport (Pier C) on October 1.

Omega has unveiled golfing legend Greg Norman as its new ambassador

Omega announces golfing legend Greg Norman as ambassadorSubscription

Watch brand Omega has announced the appointment of golfing star Greg Norman as a celebrity ambassador.

Omega has opened its first boutique outside of London in Manchester's Trafford Centre

Omega opens Manchester boutiqueSubscription

Watch brand Omega opened its first boutique outside of London in The Trafford Centre, Manchester, on September 10.

The robbers are shown wielding hammers on the CCTV footage

Police hard on heels of Royal Exchange ThievesSubscription

London City Police has released CCTV footage showing the men who stole from De Beers and Omega stores at London’s Royal Exchange shopping centre on August 14.


Jewellery raid at Royal Exchange could have been 'inside job'Subscription

The smash-and-grab raid on De Beers and Omega, which took place at the Royal Exchange shopping centre on Saturday night, may have been an inside job according to a former Scotland Yard commander.


One to One: Stephen UrquhartSubscription

The Olympics are set to become part of Omega’s legacy. President Stephen Urquhart tells Kate Donovan about the brand’s pioneering history and exciting future


BaselWorld women's watches: What women wantSubscription

From seriously complicated timepieces to fast fashion must-haves, Laura McCreddie looks at the women’s watch launches at this year’s fair

Pontos Sport by Maurice Lacroix

Baselworld men's watches: Retro reigns supremeSubscription

Watch expert Alex Doak tells us the trends and men’s timepieces to look out for at BaselWorld 2012

Brands such as Breitling are big business in the pre-owned market

Pass it on: pre-owned marketSubscription

Pre-owned watches are flying out of retailers’ stores. Laura McCreddie looks at their appeal.

Aurel Bacs in action at Christie's

Time will tell: future collectablesSubscription

Christie’s head of watches Aurel Bacs gives his five rules for finding collectables, while three horological journalists pick the watches they think will be worth something in the future.

Store of the month: OmegaSubscription

Oozing understated chic, Omega’s new flagship on Regent Street is a perfect example of how to represent the aesthetic of a brand in a store.

Pebble-shaped links can be rendered in leather

BASELWORD 2011 PREVIEW: Women's watches Subscription

From small and diamond-encrusted to larger than life, Laura McCreddie picks her choice of women’s watches to exhibit at this year’s fair

Glycine's has reduced the Lagunare's case size for its updated model

BASELWORLD 2011 PREVIEW: Slim linesSubscription

Leading watch journalist Ken Kessler gives you the lowdown on what to expect at this year’s BaselWorld, including the rebirth of the ultra-thins

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