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A LIFE-SAVING DETAIL

1937

A LIFE-SAVING DETAIL

The OMEGA Medicus wristwatch was the brand’s first model to feature a central seconds hand, making it bigger and easier to read. Used during the Second World War to accurately measure pulses, this important watch became known as the “nurses’ watch”, for the help it provided to medical staff on battlefields and in hospitals.

The Medicus was also groundbreaking in another respect: it was the first watch in the world whose wrist straps were secured with fixed central attachments. More elegant and refined than conventional attachments, this once novel system is now popular industry wide.

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The OMEGA Medicus wristwatch
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