Category: Omega

Rewind 2014: Our 6th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Apple, Baselworld, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Design, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Thank you for being part of the Swiss Watch Wire community and helping to make it a great year with record unique visitors and page views to the site. As the New Year rings in, let’s take a quick look at … Read More

Silicon Is the New ‘Secret Sauce’ that Makes Swiss Watches Tick

Categories: Omega, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Silicon isn’t just for so-called smart watches; it’s now the dominant material at the heart of many traditional mechanical Swiss watches. Increasingly, watchmakers are turning to its unique properties to construct key elements, such as the balance-wheel, hairspring, and escapement-wheel, … Read More

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

Baselworld 2014 in Photos

Categories: Baselworld, Breguet, Omega, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex

The world’s biggest watch event, Baselworld, officially opened its doors Wednesday. Here’s a bird’s eye view from the inside and outside the event. As you can see from the photos, one of the stars of the event is the stunning … Read More

Swiss Chronometer Watches and the COSC

Categories: Breitling, IWC, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

A chronometer refers to a very select group of watches tested and certified to meet certain precision standards. The Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), founded in 1973, is the official testing agency for Swiss manufacturers seeking this prestigious designation. … Read More

Omega Is Olympic Timekeeper for Record 26th Time

Categories: Omega, Swiss Watch News, Watch & Sports

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It marks the 26th time that Omega has held the honor. No other watchmaker has timed more than a handful. During the course of the games, Omega will … Read More

Pre-Baselworld 2014: Omega Releases Stunning New Speedmaster Mark II

Categories: Baselworld, Omega, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Omega has released a stunning updated version of the Speedmaster Mark II, originally launched in 1969. The pre-Baselworld 2014 release will come in at least two different color combinations: red-orange accents with a gray dial (above) and white and green … Read More

Rewind 2013: Our 5th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Baselworld, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Tech

With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to take stock of what was hot on Swiss Watch Wire in 2013. Here are our picks and your favorites from this year. Your Picks: Swatch’s Sistem51 Blows Away Baselworld The Most Important … Read More

Swatch Group Ruling Spurs Rivals to Snap Up Movement Makers

Categories: Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Ulysse Nardin

The Swatch Group owns some of the most iconic brands in the industry, including Omega. But it also currently supplies 60 percent of the movements used by the rest of the Swiss watchmaking industry. That’s about to change. Switzerland’s competition … Read More

What’s an ‘Anti-Magnetic’ Watch Movement and Why It’s Important

Categories: Glossary & Terms, Omega, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Tech

The movement of a mechanical or quartz watch can be disrupted if it comes near a strong magnetic field. Magnetism is common in a wide variety of electronic products, automobiles, and kitchen utilities, such as refrigerators. Many Swiss watches claim … Read More