If the most sensational news in China’s watch circle in the second half of the year, it must be the Omega celebrity ambassador Nicole Kidman attending the Omega Salute Women’s Night Celebration in Qianmen, Beijing. . The Omega Constellation Small Chronometer watch worn on the wrist that night was the first Omega Chronometer Women’s Watch created exclusively for women this year.
The new 27mm models feature a white mother-of-pearl dial with 10 diamond hour markers set in 18K gold arched brackets. There are a total of eight models to choose from, all of which have been certified by the Astronomical Observatory, equipped with Omega 8704 or 8705 coaxial to the Astronomical Observatory movement.
After that, on September 30, Omega also opened a month-long “Her Time” Ladies’ Watch 100-year Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016 , Closed on Monday).
Looking back at the history of Omega’s watchmaking, from the early luxury Lépine pocket watches to today’s high-profile women’s watch series, Omega’s passion and pursuit for the manufacture of women’s watches are deeply rooted in the essence of the Omega brand. The ‘Her Time’ Women’s Watch Centennial Exhibition showcased many representative timepieces, including the most representative classic models in the history of Omega women’s watches below.
Omega Ladies’ Watch, launched in 1906, this watch is one of the earliest Omega watches produced, equipped with ivory fusion dial, gold minute scale and complicated Louis XV hands. Its crown is located at 12 o’clock and was specially designed for women who were driving cars at the time. It was worn on the inside of the wrist for easy reading of time. This was extremely pioneering at the time in the watchmaking industry, reflecting Omega’s concern and advocacy for equal rights of women.
1910 Omega Art Nouveau Lépine pocket watch. This charming lady’s Lépine pocket watch features Parisian-style Arabic numerals and pear-shaped hands on the dial. The back is covered with blue translucent enamel and delicate white gold netting. 16 diamonds.
The Omega Art Deco Jewellery Watch of 1940, this bright and beautiful watch perfectly interprets the Art Deco style that was all the rage at the time. The case is made of platinum, with the classic rectangular shape of the time, set with a series of gorgeous diamonds and sapphires, blooming luxurious and dazzling.
Omega launched a rare jewellery watch for the French market in 1946. This is an extremely rare 18K red gold watch. It is also the brand’s first watch with an adjustable ‘Tubogas’ bracelet. This flexible and flexible bracelet Designed to be worn outside the wrist, gloves or sleeves depending on the dress. The advertisement for this product was also invited by René Gruau, a legendary French illustrator, to draw it carefully, making it a hit headline work.
In 1955, the Omega Ladymatic watch, a model of innovation for women’s watches, the Omega Ladymatic watch subtly blended extraordinary design and innovative craftsmanship, and was launched with great success. The watch was equipped with an ultra-small automatic movement at the time, which injected revolutionary elegance and charm into the production of ladies’ watches.
In 1956, the Omega ‘Topaz’ concealed jewellery watch was born from the renowned ‘Montres et Bijoux’ directory and exhibition. This special watch is a masterpiece created by Geneva designer Jean Hauck for the ‘Montres et Bijoux’ directory and exhibition. It is made of 21 triangular stepped cut orange topaz to create a fan-shaped decoration. Around the dial, 31 brilliant-cut diamonds are adorned on the surface and on the ring to create a shiny, warm beauty.
1964 Omega Moldavita Jewellery Watch. This famous jewellery watch is a collection designed by Gilbert Albert for the New York World Expo. It is decorated with a rare piece formed by the impact of a meteorite. The gem-grade Czech meteorite, 18K yellow gold and platinum case is loaded with an ultra-small self-winding movement, exquisite and unique. This product also won the Diamond International Award, the top award in the jewelry industry.
The 1972 Omega Disc Flying Series ‘Jeux d’Or’ watch, the beauty of this 18K gold watch is exactly as described in its catalog: ‘Gold bracelets are like undulating waves that blend naturally with the rectangular case. Sapphire crystal over the dial. ‘
In 1992 the Omega Constellation ‘Star’ watch, the dial of this 18K gold watch is studded with small gold dots and is set with a diamond. The purchaser can choose the setting position of the diamond by himself, and can also name a star in the sky, and then engrav the name on the case back, and accompany the ‘Star’ watch as the heart of the wearer.
In 2010, the new Omega Ladymatic watch, through the subtle fusion of timeless design style and breakthrough technology, the new Omega Ladymatic watch draws on its strengths and integrates the coaxial movement, the bold and innovative dial, the bezel and the scale design. A classic watch name has a new meaning.
The ‘Her Time’ exhibition is dominated by pure and elegant white and brilliant warm gold. The exhibition hall is filled with Omega watch exhibits of various periods and display drawers for exploration and discovery. For all those curious about the Swiss women’s watch manufacturing process, it must not be missed. Here, you can not only appreciate the extraordinary and exquisite beautiful timepieces and the innovative technology that transcends the times, but also deeply feel Omega’s unique women’s watch manufacturing concept and outstanding heritage.