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Omega SA

Omega SA
Company nameOmega SA
Company typePrivate (subsidiary of the Swatch Group)
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded1848
Founder(s)Louis Brandt
HeadquartersBienne
Key peopleNicolas G. Hayek, Chairman
Stephen Urquhart, President
ProductsWatches
ParentThe Swatch Group

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Omega SA (-enˈoʊmɨɡəUK, -enoʊˈmeɪɡəUS) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Omega is one of the most well-known and recognized watches in the world. Omega watch was the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Omega was the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games. James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers are John F. Kennedy , Prince William, Buzz Aldrin, Joe Biden, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Michael Phelps, Zhang Ziyi, Stephen Hesketh and Cindy Crawford. Omega estimates that seven out of every ten people have heard of Omega watches. Omega is owned by the Swatch Group.


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