PEQUEÑO PASO PARA EL HOMBRE, UN GRAN PASO PARA OMEGA

SOBRE OMEGA

Omega es una marca con más de un siglo de historia, nació en 1848 de la mano de su fundador, Louis Brandt. Tanto la marca como su fundador han vivido grandes acontecimientos como las dos grandes guerras. 

En 1917, La RAF británica y luego el ejército norteamericano después, eligieron Omega para equipar a sus unidades de combate. Fue precisamente en esa época cuando se popularizó el uso de relojes de pulsera en detrimento de los de bolsillo, una tendencia de la cual ya no habría escapatoria.

SPEEDMASTER

En 1957, se presentó el primer modelo del speedmaster, el destino tenía preparado para él un papel muy especial en uno de los mayores acontecimientos de la humanidad. 

Justo antes de la crisis de los años 70 ocurrió algo que nadie, ni Omega, esperaba. Durante los años 60, plena carrera espacial contra la URSS, la NASA necesitaba encontrar un reloj fiable y que sobre todo resistiera las condiciones extremas que se iba a encontrar en el espacio. 

El 1 de marzo de 1965, el único reloj que superó las pruebas fue: El Speedmaster. Desde entonces fue adoptado por la NASA como “Reloj certificado oficialmente para todas las misiones tripuladas”. A raíz de esto, Omega, empezó a añadir la expresión “Professional” en la esfera debajo de Speedmaster. 

Pero fue en 1969 cuando el Speedmaster adoptó -o más bien se le asignó- el mote por el que hoy es más conocido. El 19 de julio de ese año el mundo asistía boquiabierto y en directo al primer alunizaje de un ser humano y, aunque todavía hay encendidas discusiones sobre si esas imágenes eran reales o grabadas en la Tierra por Stanley Kubrick, lo cierto es que dio origen al grabado que desde entonces lleva inciso en su tapa trasera:«First and Only Watch Worn on the Moon»: el Moon. el Omega Speedmaster Moon.

SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH

Omega se ha inspirado en el estilo de la 4ª generación del Moonwatch, comúnmente conocida como ST 105.012; que fue utilizada en la Luna por los astronautas del Apolo 11, en 1969.

La actualización más significativa llega con el movimiento Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 3861. Este nuevo mecanismo asegura que el Moonwatch no se verá afectado ni siquiera por los campos magnéticos más extremos, que alcanzan los 15.000 gauss.

El brazalete presenta un diseño renovado con 5 eslabones arqueados más parecido al de los modelos históricos. Frente al brazalete de años anteriores, el eslabón central es más estrecho y corto lo que transmite la sensación de mayor refinamiento en la muñeca. También se ha rediseñado el cierre que incluye un logotipo OMEGA pulido sobre una cubierta con acabado satinado.

Descubre más sobre el moonwatch en nuestra web.

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THE BIG 5 OF THE DIVING WATCHES BRANDS

The primary use of dive watches is far less important to their owners today than it was in the past. This does not make dive watches and their brands any less interesting. 

In this article we are going to expose which ones are these brands:

OMEGA

Rolex

BlancPain

Panerai

Doxa

For the following we are going to focus on the brands OMEGA and Panerai.

OMEGA

One of the leading brands of diving watches is, and always has been, Omega, which launched the Omega Marine in 1932. At the time, the water resistance of the watches was at most splash proof, it was the first watch that could be worn underwater. The Omega Marine was immersed in Lake Geneva to a depth of 73 meters (240 feet) and then tested in a pressure chamber where it withstood a depth of 135 meters (443 feet). This experience gave the brand the impetus to develop water-resistant watches, making Omega one of the leading brands of diving watches. The popularity of scuba diving in the years following the Second World War made this period the first era of modern diving watches. Omega launched its famous Seamaster 300 in 1957 as part of its Speedmaster, Railmaster and Seamaster trilogy. This timepiece became a cult watch and is still the inspiration for the current Seamaster 300 collection. Today, Omega continues to develop advanced diving tools for professional divers.

PANERAI

Panerai is also a famous name in the world of diving watches. In the first half of the 20th century, Panerai earned a reputation as the official supplier of marine instruments to the Italian Royal Navy, as well as watches for the army’s combat divers. The timepieces manufactured by Panerai in the 1930s for the Italian Navy are still very popular among diving watch enthusiasts today. For the record, all of these dive watches were designed and manufactured by Rolex. With their oversized cushion-shaped cases and minimalist dials with large numerals, these watches we know today as Radiomir still stand out today.

Diving watches are classics among watchmaking history, they’re still trendy nowadays. 

Discover more diving watches in our website

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WHAT MAKES IT ART

What are complications?

The word complication indicates something that is considered complex or difficult. As
regards watchmaking, a complication consists of additional functions that complement a watch.

What difference does a complication make?

These features added to a watch represent a serious challenge to skilled watchmakers who have to incorporate them in spaces as small as a wristwatch case.
The more functions a watch has, the more complicated it will be to manufacture.
Today, complications add value to watches and directly affect their price. There are many different types of complications, including chronograph, power reserve, tourbillon, etc.
Here we are going to focus on the tourbillon, the GMT and the chronograph.

Tourbillon

What is a tourbillon? In basic terms, it is a feature that improves the accuracy of mechanical watches by offsetting the effects that gravity can have on certain parts of the movement when the watch changes position.

Tourbillon watches feature a tourbillon carriage that is often visible on the watch’s face.

One example is this Jaeger-LeCoultre…

GMT

This is a very useful complication, especially for frequent travellers, as it makes it possible to quickly see the time in the place you are visiting and at home. GMT stands for “Greenwich Mean Time”, thus giving meaning to the world time function. 

GMT is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, which marks the Prime Meridian that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole.

This Panerai features a tourbillon as well as a GMT function…

Chronograph

It is used to measure short time intervals. To do so, a watch with a simple chronograph has two push-buttons, one on each side of the crown, that are used to start, stop and reset the measurement. 

There are other kinds of chronographs: 

  • Mono-pusher: three actions are performed with a single push-button
  • Rattrapante: allows you to time different events that start but do not stop at the same time.
  • Flyback: allows the chronograph hand to return to zero and restart immediately by pressing the push-button once. 

The SEAMASTER below has a chronograph…

The world of watches is extensive and complex, which is why timepieces are considered highly complex works of art. 

Discover many more models with complications on our website

HA LLEGADO LA HORA DE SUMERGIRSE ESTE VERANO CON LOS MEJORES RELOJES

Se acerca el verano, todos sabemos que significa eso: sol, playa, calor, arena, algún que otro mojito y sobre todo aventura y viajes. Es muy cierto que a la hora de hacer la maleta para estas fechas debemos seleccionar cuidadosamente qué nos vamos a llevar. ¡IMPORTANTE! ¿Qué no debe faltar? Pues como no, un reloj capaz de aguantar las aventuras, sobre todo las acuáticas. Existen cientos de modelos de relojes acuáticos… pero solo aquí te presentamos los mejores. 

¿QUÉ MARCAS TE RECOMENDAMOS? 

En primer lugar, todas son de origen Suizo, como no. Como muchos sabréis, os vamos a presentar marcas que son de las más grandes. Las marcas son: OMEGA y TAG HEUER.

OMEGA

El seamaster de Omega, con una resistencia al agua de 30 bares es decir que puede llegar a una profundidad de 300 metros. 

Este modelo es diferente, es uno de los emblemáticos pero al contrario que el anterior cuenta con una resistencia de hasta 150 metros de profundidad. 

Uno de los buques insignia, el seamaster aqua terra, este reloj es como el anterior pero más refinado, aguanta una profundidad de 150 metros. 

TAG HEUER

Negro como las profundidades, elegante y listo para acompañarte en tus aventuras, aguanta hasta 300 metros de profundidad.

El aquaracer de 35 mm, una opción más que segura y acertada, listo para acompañarte hasta un profundidad de 100 metros. 

Ahora os presentamos una versión más refinada del aquaracer, cadena metálica mezclada con un negro elegante. Esta pieza va a acompañarte hasta los 100 metros de profundidad. 

Esta ha sido una pequeña selección de ciertos modelos que deberías plantear llevarte si te vas de vacaciones. Son relojes elegantes, finos y sobre todo resistentes, aguantan cualquier envite y profundidades que a lo mejor ni te planteas bajar, pero si lo haces aguantarán contigo. 

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MAY 2022: THE LATEST FROM OMEGA

The year 2022 is full of great new pieces for watch lovers. It looks like it is going to be a year of accomplishments and achievements for Omega. April marked the arrival of the new Speedmasters, the Speedmaster 57 and the Moonshine Gold. Now we are welcoming the new Constellation 28 presented by none other than actress Zoë Kravitz, aka Catwoman in the new The Batman film. Other additions are the Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer 36 and the new 007-edition Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm.

THE CONSTELLATION 28 MM

This work of art from the 5th generation of the iconic Constellation models is distinguished by its finesse and femininity. It features slimmer claws, refined bezels and exquisite bevelling along the edges of the case and bracelet, making the piece look more compact and streamlined. The skeletonised hands and hour markers on each new Constellation 28 mm model are crafted in 18-carat white gold. Each model in the collection has its own personality expressed through vibrant colours on the dial and a matching bezel. Their beauty is also the result of the pastel colours. 

CONSTELLATION CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 36 MM

The timeless, stunning design of this Omega Constellation stands out with its famous half-moons, the “claws” on the case and its iconic mono-rang bracelet.

It is crafted out of 18-carat Sedna gold and measures 36 mm in diameter. It features a bezel engraved with Roman numerals, a blue sun-brushed dial with a date window at 6 o’clock, and hands, Omega logo, Constellation star and hour markers made out of 18-carat Sedna gold.

DIVER 300M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 42 MM

This watch, this work of art, is identical to the watch worn by 007, Daniel Craig, in the film No Time to Die. Measuring 42 mm in diameter, it is made out of strong yet lightweight grade 2 titanium and features a «tropical» brown aluminium bezel ring and dial. 

It is slightly slimmer than standard Diver 300M models, because of the convex shape of the sapphire glass, and comes with a brown, grey and beige striped NATO strap with 007 engraved on a titanium loop.

Omega continues to be a top player in 2022 with its constant release of new models. 

For more information, get in touch with us to learn more about these models.


OMEGA 2022: the latest additions to the Speedmaster range

The year 2022 is looking good for OMEGA. Many new releases are expected, and the brand is giving the Speedmaster line a facelift. It is unveiling a new version of the Speedmaster 57 and the Moonshine Gold. Here is a look at these two models that you are sure to love.

The new Speedmaster 57

As its name suggest, the first Speedmaster model was released in 1957. It featured a hand-winding Calibre 321 movement, a flat dial and “broad arrow” hands. Today the new model comes in a much more modern 40.5 mm case.The timepiece is equipped with the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906. This precise and reliable calibre builds up a 60-hour power reserve. There are four versions in terms of colours. Of particular note is the choice between a green, blue or red dial. The “flat link” bracelet is in steel and takes its cues from its ancestor. The Speedmaster 57 has a sporty, vintage look.

The Speedmaster Moonshine Gold

Another new release: the MoonshineTM Gold. The material used is a unique 18-carat yellow gold alloy. There are two versions available: one in all gold with a dark green dial and the other, the Moonshine Gold Panda, with a gold dial adorned with black sub-dials. On this model, the dial is both readable and balanced with the ceramic and Moonshine gold bezel. Calibre 3861 can be seen through the sapphire glass case back on both models.

Omega is off to a good start this year, presenting us with vintage-looking, luxurious timepieces.

Please get in touch with us if you would like information about these models. We will be pleased to help you.

Limitierte Editionen und Neuheiten bei Geneve Company

500, 800, 1000 – in unserer Boutique warten (sehr) limitierte Auflagen auf Sie. Entdecken Sie sie noch heute. Unsere Flaggschiffmarken wie IWC, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-Lecoultre und Panerai bieten wahre Schmuckstücke in einer limitierten Auflage an.

IWC Schaffhausen

Seit 1868 produziert IWC Schaffhausen echte Meisterwerke der Uhrmacherkunst, die weltweit einen erstklassigen Ruf genießen. Die Marke bietet drei Uhren in limitierter Auflage an, die wir Ihnen nachfolgend zeigen.

Auswahl

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
DA VINCI AUTOMATIC EDITION „150 YEARS“
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
BIG PILOT‘S WATCH EDITION „LE PETIT PRINCE“
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
BIG PILOT‘S PERPETUAL CALENDAR EDITION „RODEO DRIVE“

Breitling

Seit 1884 erobern Breitling-Uhren die Handgelenke vieler Männer und Frauen, die sich für die feine Schweizer Uhrmacherkunst begeistern. Einige von ihnen haben sogar das Privileg, einen der Zeitmesser zu tragen, von denen es nur eine begrenzte Anzahl gibt.

Auswahl

BREITLING
AVENGER AUTOMATIC GMT 45 NIGHT MISSION
BREITLING
NAVITIMER 1 B01 CHRONOGRAPH 43
BREITLING
PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42 BENTLEY CENTENARY

OMEGA

OMEGA ist seit über 160 Jahren Teil der Geschichte der Zeitmessung. Das Vermächtnis der Schweizer Marke basiert auf ihrem Engagement für Qualität, Design, Präzision und dem hohen Niveau ihrer Uhren, die seit dem 20. Jahrhundert in vier Kollektionen präsentiert werden: Constellation, De Ville, Seamaster und Speedmaster. Darunter befinden sich drei limitierte Ausgaben.

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OMEGA
SEAMASTER DIVER 300M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
OMEGA
CONSTELLATION CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER 38 MM
OMEGA
SEAMASTER RAILMASTER CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
TRILOGY

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Seit ihrer Gründung hat es die Marke Jaeger-LeCoultre immer wieder geschafft, Liebhaber schöner Dinge zu verblüffen und in Erstaunen zu versetzen. Dies gilt für allem für ihre Uhren, die nur in einer begrenzten Stückzahl erhältlich sind.

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE
REVERSO CLASSIC LARGE DUOFACE
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH

Panerai

Panerai entwirft und fertigt seine Uhrwerke und Uhren in seiner Neuenburger (Neuchâtel) Manufaktur und verbindet dabei italienisches Design und Geschichte mit Schweizer Uhrmacher-Know-how. Eine dieser Kreationen ist extrem limitiert und nur in wenigen Exemplaren erhältlich.

Auswahl

PANERAI
RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS ACCIAIO

Alle in diesem Artikel vorgestellten limitierten Editionen finden Sie in unseren Boutiquen oder auf unserer Website.

Watch certifications

All watch connoisseurs are concerned about certifications, as they should be. Certifications are a guarantee of quality and precision. They reflect the excellence, knowhow and passion of Swiss watch manufacturers. Would you like to know more about watch certifications? Here you go.

COSC certification

In 1973, five watchmaking cantons (Bern, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Soleure and Vaud) and the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry decided to found the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, also known as the COSC. This independent control body grants certificates of excellence exclusively to Swiss watches.

To earn this certification, a watch undergoes performance-related testing. The average daily rate, the difference between rates in horizontal and vertical position, and the variation in rate depending on temperature are all fundamental criteria to earn this certification. Many major brands have their models regularly certified by the COSC, including Rolex, OMEGA, Tissot and TAG Heuer.

OMEGA METAS certification

In 2015, legendary watchmaker OMEGA unveiled its first Master Chronometer (METAS) certified watch, the OMEGA Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer. This certification can be obtained by all Swiss watches, in addition to COSC certification. It ensures excellence in terms of performance and resistance to magnetic fields.

This certification, granted in addition to COSC certification, is open to all Swiss watches. It guarantees an unprecedented level of performance in terms of precision and resistance to magnetic fields.

A watch is rigorously tested to earn METAS certification. Indeed, it must withstand a magnetic field of up to 15,000 gauss. It must also have superior power reserve and water resistance. These tests take place over the course of 10 days. At the end of this time, if a watch passes the tests, it will receive METAS certification. Such certification is a way to dispel many concerns about the proper functioning of a timepiece.

There are still other certifications. If you would like to learn more, feel free to ask us for advice about certifications directly at our shop.

Five watches that are an expression of you!

Tell me what watch you wear and I will tell you what you are like! If your eyes are the mirror of your soul, your wristwatch can also be the mirror of your personality! At Geneve Company, we will help you choose the perfect model.

With the advent of the smartwatch, the wristwatch has become a stylish accessory as well as a practical and lightweight way to keep you on time. However, in the professional world, the wristwatch remains essential and acts as a symbol of nonverbal communication that reveals to those around you both your style and your personality. So, choose a timepiece that best expresses who you are – there are many brands to choose from! Here are five timepieces available at Geneve Company that are highly coveted in the world of luxury watches.

Elegant and classic with PATEK PHILIPPE

Renowned for having been chosen by royalty like Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, a watch by the Swiss brand Patek Philippe conveys a classic, elegant and traditional look with a watch passed down from generation to generation! 

Practical and casual with OMEGA

If you lead a very active lifestyle, go with an Omega, a durable, quality, Swiss luxury watch designed for accurate timekeeping to effectively withstand a hyperactive life a la James Bond, an iconic Omega figure. We will go on to presume that you are all about action and performance!

Chic and bold with CHOPARD

Founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860 with a bracelet watch for women and a pocket watch for men, Chopard’s unique designs will imbue you with classic and sophisticated style!

Sporty and adventurous with TAG HEUER

The first watch brand to travel into space, this Swiss brand is popular with race car drivers. Its most expensive model was sold to the famous driver Steve McQueen in 2012 for $799,500.

Classy and understated with BREITLING

Originally designed for aviation, this Swiss brand quickly became popular with its now-iconic emblematic chronometers. With a Breitling on your wrist, you will be the person who expresses class and luxury in beautiful simplicity.

Did you know?

“Time is money” is an expression dating back to the mid-18th century attributed to Benjamin Franklin. In his work Advice to a Young Tradesman, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Remember that time is money”. While there are many translations in many languages, the expression always means the same thing: use your time wisely to earn the most money!

Watches to immerse yourself in summer

We present some of the pieces available on our website

There is nothing like diving underwater in the beautiful places that you visit this summer, and to do so, you need the best to ensure that you enjoy a true adventure together with marine life.

Here are six essential timepieces to enhance you summer holidays, and all six of them are available at the Geneve website and shops.

OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M CO AXIAL CHRONOMETER

Ref: 21022422001001

This 42 mm model crafted in stainless steel and 18-carat yellow gold has a black ceramic bezel with a Ceragold™ diving scale. The dial is also polished black ceramic and adorned with laser-engraved waves and a date window at 6 o’clock.

The skeleton hands and raised indexes are made out of 18-carat gold and filled with white Super-LumiNova.

The watch is presented on a black rubber strap and contains OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8800, a movement that can be seen through the sapphire crystal on the wavy-framed case back. The piece is water resistant to 300 metres.

BREITLING SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 48

Ref: V17369241L1S1

The watch features a large 48 mm DLC-coated case with a blue or black ceramic bezel and a deep blue or green dial that instantly catches the eye. It is powered by Breitling calibre 17. It has a soft iron inner case that protects it against magnetic fields, while the bidirectional rotating bezel can be secured by a special lock on the left side of the case.

The model is set on a matching blue or black rubber strap with a DLC-coated stainless steel buckle. Its water resistance to 300 metres makes it ideal for diving, swimming and surfing.

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN AQUATIMER AUTOMATIC

Ref: IW329001

The case is crafted in stainless steel and features a 42 mm diameter and a self-winding automatic movement. The night black dial has luminescence for better diving. The watch has a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system, is water resistant to 300 metres and builds up a 42-hour power reserve.

ORIS AQUIS DEPTH GAUGE CHRONOGRAPH

Ref: 774 7708 4154-Set RS

This model made for diving professionals has a 48 mm multi-piece stainless steel case and a ceramic minutes scale top ring. Its sapphire top glass is domed on both sides and features double-sided anti-reflective coating. The watch has screw-in crown and push-buttons and is water resistant to 500 metres.

Moreover, there are central hands for hours, minutes and chronograph 1/4 seconds, three sub-dials for continuous seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter, a date window, a date corrector, a fine timing device and stop-seconds. The indices and hands are coated in Superluminova BG W9. The strap is black rubber and has a stainless steel security folding clasp with extension.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE 42

Ref: PAM00959

The diving watch comes with a case measuring 42 mm in diameter, a size that stays true to Panerai’s DNA and is suitable for any wrist. It contains an OP XXXIV manufacture calibre, an automatic movement with a power reserve of three days, the basic standard of the watchmaker’s movements. The case is AISI 316L stainless steel and incorporates the iconic device protecting the crown and a unidirectional rotating bezel to display dive times. It is also water resistant to 300 metres.

It combines the elegance of a blue ceramic disc around the dial and a blue rubber strap with the distinctively textured grey dial.

BREITLING ENDURANCE PRO

Ref: X82310A71B1S1

Designed to be both a lightweight watch for athletes and a casual, everyday sports chronograph, the Endurance Pro perfectly combines high precision and innovative technology with a vibrant and colourful design.

The Endurance Pro is housed in an ultra-light Breitlight® case, a robust material that is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel. Breitlight® is non-magnetic, thermally stable and hypoallergenic. The watch comes with a range of colourful dials and matching rubber straps with a Breitlight® double tang-type buckle. Inside the Endurance Pro beats Breitling’s Caliber 82, a COSC-certified SuperQuartz™ chronograph. The timepiece is water resistant to 100 metres.

All of these watches are available at Geneve. If you need a new watch for your upcoming holidays, simply make an appointment at our shops and you will receive the best service.