Planet Omega, a special exhibit of historic Omega watches, is now on display in New York, where it will remain until November 19th.

The broad-based display not only exhibits vintage watches from the watchmaker’s storied manufacturing history, but also places many of its timekeeping endeavors into historical context using six additional, distinctive areas.

The Elvis Presley Omega.

The primary “Vintage” section that displays historic timepieces on loan from the Omega Museum in Biel, Switzerland. These watches include:

The Omega watch worn by Elvis Presley, which was a gift from RCA Records in 1960. Omega calls it “perhaps the most historically significant Elvis-owned watch to ever appear on the market.”

The JFK Omega.

The Omega Slimline timepiece worn by John F. Kennedy at his presidential Inauguration Ceremony in 1961.

An original Omega Ladymatic.

An original Ladymatic watch from 1955 fitted with Caliber 455, which became the world’s smallest rotor-equipped automatic calibre to obtain an official rating certificate with special mention.

Within the remainder of the exhibit you’ll find watches related to these themes: sports and Olympic Games, Ocean, James Bond, Space, Friends and Precision. 

Highlights include: 

—One of the original split-seconds chronographs used to time the Olympic Games in 1932.

—An original 1932 Marine – known as the first divers’ watch that was available to civilian divers.

The 1932 Omega Marine.

—Recent Seamaster “Ultra Deep” watches. In 2019, the first of these models reached the deepest point ever recorded in the ocean. The model on display is an adapted version available to customers and is water-resistant to an incredible 6,000 meters, or 20,000 feet.

The Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition from Daniel Craig’s final appearance in “No Time To Die.” This authentic film prop is crafted from lightweight Grade 2 Titanium.

Omega worn by Wally Schirra.

—The same CK2998 model worn by astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962 aboard Mercury’s Sigma 7 mission.

—The latest Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” timepiece, and those created with real pieces of meteorite.

—- This year’s new Speedmaster Super Racing – introduced as the world’s first watch to feature the Omega Spirate system built with a new patent-pending spiral that allows for ultra-fine rate adjustments, making it possible to achieve a certified precision of only 0/+2 seconds a day.

The Planet Omega exhibit is located at Chelsea Factory, 547 West 26th Street. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Source: Omega



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