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THE FIRST WORKSHOP

1848

THE FIRST WORKSHOP

In 1848 a young watchmaker named Louis Brandt opened a small workshop in the small Swiss village of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It was here, in the family villa, that the 23-year-old Brandt began the company that was to become OMEGA.

Brandt was passionate about precision and he set about developing the most accurate watches he could. Within a few years his reputation for high quality watches was established within Switzerland, and then shortly after, throughout Europe.

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Rue de la Promenade, 1848
A Portrait of Louis Brandt

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