By Roberta Naas This fall promises to be one of the most exciting seasons on the auction calendar, especially at Phillips. Some of the rarest and most coveted watches in history are touring the world now for previews before going up for auction in Geneva in November. The Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Four (taking place November 12 and 13), will include an incredible READ MORE
By Roberta Naas Rio 2016, the XXXI Olympic Games, proved to be intensely satisfying (and dissatisfying in some ways) for America. American athletes claimed the highest number of medals – 121 — including 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze. Women won 27 of those 46 Golds. Some of the winners of this year’s Gold medals were also from other countries around the world. Here we bring you a look at four winning athletes who are also watch brand ambassadors. READ MORE
By Roberta Naas Last week, we brought you the news about the incredible precision timing of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games by Omega, which has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics for years. Now, we talk with Omega CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann about what it takes to stay on top of timing the world’s largest sports gathering. READ MORE
By Roberta Naas Friday, August 5, 2016, marks the start of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and run through Sunday, August 21. Omega Watches once again – for the 28th time — acts as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics – and is more than ready with incredible new state-of-the-art timing technology, and with new watches honoring the prestigious READ MORE
Omega has been giving us an early taste of the Games with exclusive exhibitions that retrace Olympic history, while at the same time presenting the latest Seamaster Planet Ocean Collection. First launched in 2005, the 2016 collection sees some major changes, inside and out. READ MORE
It was eight years ago that the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day. Today, we celebrate globally our Earth’s seas and our working together to keep them clean and healthy. Not only are organizations around the world fighting for this cause, but so, too, are a host of watch brands. Among them: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex, Blancpain, Omega, IWC and a few others who offer everything from creating timepieces with proceeds going to organizations, to sponsorships of projects and expeditions, and more. READ MORE
In management positions with Omega from 1968 to 1974 before joining Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Blancpain until 1999, Stephen Urquhart returned to Omega on June 1st 1999 as President of the company, where he has remained until today.
We were happy to meet with him during Baselworld 2016, shortly before the official announcement of his retirement today, May 31st 2016. READ MORE