There are two important literary productions that tell us of OMEGA. The first of which I speak is “THE SAGA OMEGA” essential reference for any fan OMEGA who wants to define itself seriously. The book contains stories, anecdotes and details of the history of the brand, but when the work is only available in French.
Published on the occasion of the 150 the anniversary of the company, this book was conceived and written by Marco Richon, former curator of the museum OMEGA, is a work that becomes a reference for fans with the goal to be as comprehensive as possible thanks to the support illustrations and a detailed description.
The book is classically divided into chapters: the first focuses on the history and evolution of society from 1848 to 1998 with references to economic and social policies.
And then, gradually, the later chapters are devoted to timing of the Olympics, the precision of machines and tools and their methods of production, the elegance of the famous brand’s models, business strategy, the legendary Speed master and the relationship between Omega and NASA astronauts and Russian cosmonauts.
The second literary production is “OMEGA – A Journey in Time”, a work of certain substance, a significant book, physically in the weight, which with its 832 pages and 6,625 illustrations, 70 percent of them in color and Most being published for the first time, is one of the most comprehensive works ever published about a brand of watches.
The book is entirely devoted to the evolution of its models, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Thanks to the reproduction of numerous advertising clocks back to life again showing the color, touch and taste of their time. Although this book is fans of OMEGA that will surely find themselves is it their favorite models. The book is divided into twelve chapters, preceded by a brief summary of the more than 160 years of company history. The chapters focus respectively on brands that are part of the group and then on the pocket watch (1894 to 1981), those wrist (from 1900-1971), the clocks, pocket and wrist watches masters, exploits and records; watches of famous people, the machines (from 1943-1980), the Sea master (from 1948 and even 1932 for diving watches); the Constellation (since 1952), the De Ville (from 1960) to close with the pocket and Chronographs wrist, Olympic and counters and Speed master.