With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics exciting spectators all over the world, you can’t fail to be impressed by the sporting brilliance and techniques that these athletes reach. Especially observant fans will most likely have noticed the horological brand, which signifies Omega’s official involvement, as they are serving as the designated timekeeper for these games. Omega has been busy during these winter games as they have introduced new timing equipment for the ice hockey. Read more
Omega is one of the most well-known luxurious watch brands in the world thanks to its innovative design and unique design qualities. Omega was first founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in Switzerland. Since Brandt’s first ever Omega pocket watch creation the brand have made their name as pioneers in the watch industry, ever pushing technology to create the most precise timepieces possible. Read more
Here’s something bound to fascinate any watch enthusiasts out there: a recent BBC report covered the incredible story of Dr George Daniels who, during his lifetime, was considered by many experts to be the finest watchmaker in the world.
The story which is told by Roger W. Smith, one of his few trusted apprentices, and now this proud owner of the famous studio in the Isle of Man is an inspiring representative for the true effort and skill it takes to make a watch by hand. Read more
Burglars have recently stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a house near Colchester. Police arrived at Wood Lane, Fordham Heath early on the morning of Monday 16th September after the property had been broken into through a glass panelled side door and an upstairs window. The stolen items are thought to include a series of necklaces, bracelets and rings, along with an Omega Speedmaster Moon watch and a solid gold Omega Deville timepiece. These respective models represent a contemporary successor to the watch that was worn by Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and a member of one of the most classically elegant collections from this luxury manufacturer of Swiss watches. Read more
Here at Martin’s jewellers we are fascinated by watches. The humble pocket watch should never be underestimated as it has a rich and interesting heritage, and more uses than may at first meet the eye. As with many aspects of the modern sophisticated world, the primitive form of timekeeping was discovered by the ancient Egyptians; they used sundials and measured time by the position of the sun. A lot has changed since then but the evolution of the watch goes on. Here we present the most fascinating facts about watches and a hidden secret… Read more
In today’s modern world, a watch is more than a device just to tell the time, it is a fashion statement – an advertisement of status. In fact watches throughout time have been seen as an accessory relevant to status and class. In a world full of technological advances it’s quite amazing to think that the wrist watch is still relevant, but it is; celebrities from racing drivers to Hollywood actors are often seen to sporting an array of attractive wrist-watch designs. So, here is a brief history of the fashion of the wrist-watch.