Omega Speedmaster: A History

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The Omega Speedmaster can trace its origins back to 1848 where Louis Brandt began to created a small work-shop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The first wristwatches were produced in 1899, while the Omega Watch Co. was founded in 1903. The name “Omega” comes from the last letter of the Greek alphabet, therefore representing “the ultimate.”

The Omega Speedmaster is so highly regarded that it  was the first and only watch to be worn on the moon. The  US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) searched for a timepiece that could stand up to its strict standards. Its quality is of such caliber that NASA has declared this timepiece to be its official chronograph. It is also slandered equipment for the Russian space agency NPO Energija.

Raymond Lee Jewelers, one of South Florida’s largest watch sellers.

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