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 partners with Ladies European TourSubscription
Swiss watchmaker Omega has entered a ten-year partnership with Ladies European Tour (LET).
Omega opens new UK flagshipSubscription
Watch brand Omega opened its new UK flagship on London’s iconic Regent Street this weekend.
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 has released a 3D animated short film, which features the brand’s co-axial mechanical watch movement.
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 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 opens in Gatwick airportSubscription
The store is run by Tech-Airport, which is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group.
Watchfinder has extended its customer service to include an in-house Omega and Longines Certified Service Centre.
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.
Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand Omega opened its largest boutique in Europe today at Westfield Stratford City.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
Watch brand Omega has announced the appointment of golfing star Greg Norman as a celebrity ambassador.
Omega opens Manchester boutiqueSubscription
Watch brand Omega opened its first boutique outside of London in The Trafford Centre, Manchester, on September 10.
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.
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
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
Pass it on: pre-owned marketSubscription
Pre-owned watches are flying out of retailers’ stores. Laura McCreddie looks at their appeal.
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.
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