Omega Unveils New Ladymatic Watches with Nicole Kidman in Vienna

Sadly, due to a personal injury, I had to cancel on this past weekend’s trip to Vienna – where Omega, along with actress and ambassadress Nicole Kidman (whom I’ve met and interviewed before) launched its newest Ladymatic watches and ad campaign. Kidman has been the face of Ladymatic since its international debut in 2010, and…

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Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s…

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Watch Education: What is a Chronometer and What is COSC Certification?

A few weeks ago we answered the question, “What is a Chronograph?” and promised to bring to light the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer – terms that are often mixed up in today’s world. In fact, a chronometer is a watch that has undergone stringent testing under laboratory conditions and is then certified…

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Omega Unveils Anti-Magnetic Watch Movement

In a truly advanced mode, Omega unveiled its newest technology: the creation of a watch that is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss), far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous watch, and solving a problem that has challenged watchmakers for centuries. It was in the early 1930’s…

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A Moment in Time: 2012 London Summer Olympics Swimmer, Natalie Anne Coughlin

Natalie Anee Coughlin, photo courtesy of OmegaAmerican international swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist, 30-year-old Natalie Anne Coughlin was the first American woman athlete to win six medals in one Olympics. She also is the first woman to ever swim the 100-meter backstroke in under one minute. As a member of the 2012 United States Olympic…

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