Today, Omega SA manufactures its timepieces in Bienne, Switzerland. But, in 1848 Louis Brandt founded La Generale Watch Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds and operated with that name until 1903 before incorporating the name Omega, formally becoming Louis Brandt et Frère - Omega Watch & Co. And, it wasn’t until 1982, that the company officially changed its name to Omega SA, now a subsidiary of the Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch Group. 


Throughout timekeeping history, Omega has made history. In 1917, Britain’s Royal Flying Corps selected Omega watches as its official timekeepers for its combat units. In 1918, the U.S. Army followed suit. Since 1932, Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games.  And, in 1969 Omega watches became the choice of NASA to be the first watch on the Moon.