THE CALL OF THE SEA
For a watch company firmly rooted in a nation many miles from the nearest coastline, OMEGA's passion for the ocean is boundless. Our connection to the sea has taken us to extraordinary places. It's a fascinating story - and we're proud to share it with you.
OMEGA'S OCEAN HISTORY
Decades before venturing into space, OMEGA set out to explore the sea. In that time we have played a significant role in ocean exploration and will no doubt continue to do so, as the huge body of water that claims two thirds of our planet remains one of earth's great mysteries.
Important moments in our ocean history
Explore our timeline and learn about OMEGA's connection to the sea from past to present.
The OMEGA Marine
Tested in Lake Geneva at 73m, the OMEGA Marine emerges to become the first commercially-available divers' watch.
Inventor of the 'Bathysphere' Charles William Beebe calls the OMEGA Marine a 'true progress for watchmaking science'.
The Seamaster 300
OMEGA's first professional divers' watch, the Seamaster 300, would eventually be selected by the British Royal Navy..
In 1968, two divers, each wearing a Seamaster 300, establish a world record of simulated diving at 365 metres.
OMEGA AND COUSTEAU
Jacques Yves Cousteau placed his trust in OMEGA at depth and on land, wearing at various times, the Seamaster 300, the Seamaster 1000 and the Constellation Marine Chronometer. In the 1970's, Cousteau used the Seamaster 600 - the 'Ploprof' – during a series of diving endurance experiments.
The Big Blue
Jacques Mayol, the “Human Dolphin”, set a world freediving record of 101 metres with an OMEGA Seamaster 120 on his wrist.
OMEGA releases the Seamaster Professional 300m which becomes a true diving classic.
Round-the-world skipper and America's Cup legend Sir Peter Blake becomes an OMEGA ambassador.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean salutes the legends of ocean exploration and our proud maritime history.
"I wore my OMEGA Marine in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 14 metres, where the pressure is twice the normal one. Its tightness to water and dust and its robustness to corrosion represent a true progress for watchmaking science."
WATCHES MADE FOR WATER
At OMEGA, our designs are drawn from the deep, not plucked from thin air. It is the needs of professional divers that drive our innovations. We consult first - and then we dive in.
Inspired by the historical markings on gondolas in Venice, the Seahorse became the symbol of the Seamaster in 1958 and is still featured on a selection of models.
PLANET OCEAN "DEEP BLACK"
OMEGA has combined black ceramic with depth-defying technology to create four striking new divers' watches that look beautiful and perform brilliantly, both above the waves and deep below.
A DEEP COMMITMENT TO PRESERVATION
Our connection to the sea has made us acutely aware of how fragile our oceans are. With the eco-documentary Planet Ocean and the "Time for the Planet" conservation projects, OMEGA and GoodPlanet show how we can all help preserve the health of our precious planet.