I recently got to visit with Omega Global CEO Stephen Urquhart, who was in Miami for the day. While Mr. Urquhart was in Miami en route to a trip to Brazil, we got to speak about Haute Time entering Russia, as well as Omega’s plans for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Some of the cool insight we got included Mr. Urquhart speaking about the Omega Villa planned for Sochi, which will be much larger than the one in London. The villa serves as a social hang out for Omega’s VIPs, but also a museum of watches from the brand. The best part of the conversation though was when I asked Mr. Urquhart what watch he was wearing that day. Turns out Mr. Urquhart was wearing the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M, which boasts the world’s first truly anti-magnetic mechanical watch movement – the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8508. Mr. Urquhart was very excited to speak about this watch, as this is a huge accomplishment for the Omega watch brand.
Video by Seth Semilof.