Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.65.34.20.55.002

Written by: Krystal Esquillo

High fashion meets exceptional machinery in the Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.65.34.20.55.002. This innovative creation is an answer to women’s increasing desire to own a timepiece that is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.

Omega originally released the Ladymatic in 1955. At that time the watch’s significance was twofold: it was one of Omega’s first self-winding watches specifically targeted to women and it marked the smallest automatic movement the brand had ever made.

A 2010 revival of the inventive collection combined Omega’s touted Co-Axial technology with a chic, elegant design. The Ladymatic re-launch also elected the line’s official spokesperson, Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning actress endorses Omega’s ability to recognize that women are as interested in quality as men are. As the line’s Ambassador, Kidman believes the new Ladymatic perfectly addresses women’s interest in timekeeping performance.

The heart of the impressive inner-workings of this timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8521. The Co-Axial escapement and exclusive silicon balance spring contribute to the precision and durability of the self-winding movement. As a COSC-certified chronometer, this watch further demonstrates its superior timekeeping capabilities. Additionally, the Ladymatic reduces winding time by automatically winding in both directions and has a power reserve of 50 hours. The scratch-resistant sapphire covers the dial and transparent case back, exhibiting the movement’s exclusive, lavish finish: Geneva waves in arabesque.

Impeccably designed, the Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.65.34.20.55.002 easily appeals to a woman’s fashionable side. Most alluring are the diamond accents and stunning white mother-of-pearl dial. A halo of sparkling, snow-set diamonds adorns the bezel while 11 gold-mounted diamond indicators circle the dial, accompanied by a polished date window at the 3 o’clock position. A swirling supernova pattern spirals from the center, where a pair of golden, alpha-shaped hands rest. With a Super-LumiNova coating, the Ladymatic watch hands are sure to be beautifully luminous even in the dark.

The titanium inner casebody rests in an 18-carat yellow gold case and the matching metal bracelet secures with a butterfly clasp. And finally, the screw-in crown set with a lustrous diamond completes the accessory, its self-locking feature enabling a water resistance of 100 meters.

Specifications

– 34 mm case diameter
– COSC Certified chronometer
– Diamond-set screw-in crown
– 18-carat yellow gold case and bracelet
– Mother-of-pearl dial
– Snow-set diamond-paved bezel
– Anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
– Transparent case back
– Omega Caliber 8521
– Water resistant to 100 meters
– 50 hours power reserve

If this particular design doesn’t fit your fashion sense, there are dozens of other combinations in the Ladymatic collection. If you’d like a slightly less dressy watch for half the price, a fitting alternative is the polished bezel model with a leather alligator strap. Omega’s interplay of the different metals, colors, dials, embellishments and bracelets make it easy for you to find a model that precisely fits your style, from simple to stately and everything in between.

Omega has successfully reinvented their product in a way that provides an essential upgrade, yet still maintains the original qualities that people originally adored. The Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.65.34.20.55.002 is a modern, stylish watch for today’s fashionable woman.

 

 

Omega Constellation Brushed Chronometer 123.25.31.20.53.001

 

Written by: Krystal Esquillo

An improved, redesigned version of the now-famous Constellation Manhattan, the Omega Constellation Brushed Chronometer 123.25.31.20.53.001 is a mixture of tradition and originality and is an instantly recognizable timepiece for the modern woman.

In a move that garnered recognition for the Omega brand, the company launched a distinctive wristwatch in 1982 called the Constellation Manhattan. The unique “griffes” (or claws) wrapped around the bezel left an impression on the public, and now the Constellation is one of the most easily recognized watches in the world. Omega has recently updated the collection, changing the timepiece’s features slightly for a more current look that appeals to new fans as well as its original admirers.

Important features of the 1982 design are still echoed in the new Constellation collection. The subtle-yet-significant star still graces the dial at its familiar 6 o’clock position. The horizontal links of the bracelet have improved in comfort while remaining as visually distinctive as its predecessor. Most importantly, the new collection retains the defining griffes that have captured our attention for the last 30 years. These prominent four claws have been contemporized and are a little more refined and polished.

Omega has also added a few new features to the popular design. The Constellation Brushed Chronometer has a rich blue dial with a striking seashell effect emanating from the star. In lieu of Roman or Arabic numerals, 11 brilliant diamonds surround the dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. Diamonds also collect around the red gold bezel like sparkling stars in the night sky. Adding to the stellar effect are the faceted, luminous hands made of 18-carat gold and coated with Super-LumiNova. These phosphorescent pigments are activated by both artificial light and sunlight, emitting an afterglow that radiates in the dark for hours.

An upgrade wouldn’t be complete without improving the technology. The new design is a COSC certified chronometer—it has been thoroughly tested for precision. Omega’s designers have also ensured that each new Constellation continuously stays accurate thanks to the added Co-Axial Escapement technology. The modern collection is also equipped with a water resistance of up to 100 meters.

Specifications
– 31 mm case diameter
– COSC certified chronometer
– Steel-red gold case and bracelet with horizontal links
– Diamond-embellished red-gold bezel
– Blue dial with shell effect and diamonds
– Anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
– Transparent case back
– Omega Caliber 8520 self-winding movement with Co-Axial Escapement
– Water resistant to 100 meters
– 50 hours power reserve

Pros
The Omega Constellation Brushed Chronometer is a unique, identifiable timepiece that is part of a very popular family. The colored, diamond-embellished dial reflects a heavenly beauty and makes for an attractive accessory.

Cons
Some women are not fond of highly-embellished jewelry. Though the bracelet is fairly simple, the decorated dial isn’t. These contrasting elements might be an ingenious pairing for some or an awkward match for others. A great thing about this collection, however, is its variety. You can find a Constellation in a variety of sizes, dials, accents and metals. Omega has done a good job of creating enough variety to satisfy most women.

The designers at Omega have done a great job revamping a popular design to create this Constellation Brushed Chronometer 123.25.31.20.53.001, which is available here. This timepiece keeps the essence of the original design while incorporating more contemporary features and should therefore keep a lot of women happy.

 

Nicole Kidman for Omega Watches

Nicole Kidman has been an Ambassador for Omega watches since 2005. She is beautiful, talented, and generous and adheres very well to the terms of her contract with Omega. When actors, athletes or other famous faces are paid to rep a certain brand and / or product there are two basic rules. For example, with watches, the brand spokesperson is not to be seen in public wearing a watch other than one from the brand he / she is now representing and two, this person must also make a certain amount of public appearances to promote the watch brand.34732PCN_Kidman

Over the weekend Nicole made a high profile appearance at the Omega flagship store in New York.

Nicole promotes three lines of Omega women’s watches: the Constellation Quadrella Quartz, Constellation My Choice Quartz Mini, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra Quartz.

During the appearance she donated a signed Constellation women’s watch. She also autographed the cases of 30 other Constellation watches during the appearance. The proceeds of sales from these watches will go to UNIFEM (the United Nations Development Fund for Women), which is one of many organizations that Kidman promotes.  An ambassador since 2006, Kidman is the international spokesperson for UNIFEM’s Say NO to Violence against Women campaign.

In addition to promoting Omega watches, Kidman campaigns for women’s and children’s rights. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Australia and for UNIFEM. Due to her work, the United Nations has named her a “Citizen of the World”.

Although the spotlight of this recent appearance at the Omega store was supposed to be on the watches themselves, people could not help notice the color of Kidman’s hair. After a long run as a blonde, she is back to being a redhead. Supposedly, red is her natural color and one that compliments her skin and eyes.

Attention ladies… For a great fall look, red hair and an Omega watch can’t be beat!

Omega Watches Extends Olympic Sponsorship

Last week, Omega Watches extended its partnership with the International Olympic Committee until the year 2020. Part of the deal was that Omega would invest more than $1 billion dollars into sports timekeeping over the next ten years.omega-constellation-double-eagle-chrono

However, obviously the money spent is good press for Omega and will gain them more brand awareness than dollars can buy. Omega has and will continue to be the official timekeeper of the Olympics. Omega started this relationship in 1932 when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles, CA and used chronographs and stop-watches. Over 29 Olympic Games, Omega has pioneered amazing developments in the field of sports timekeeping, where fractions of a second make the difference between gold and silver.

Omega’s investment in the Olympics will go towards continuing to improve the precision timekeeping instruments needed for all sports, whether in the pool or on the track.

No one knows yet where the 2016 games will be held, but the president of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) has already said that Omega’s partnership is “a source of enormous confidence for the IOC and the organizers of the Olympic Games.”

It’s no coincidence that many of Omega’s ambassadors are high profile athletes, like swimmer Michael Phelps, golfers Michele Wie and Sergio Garcia, and yachtsman Dean Barker among others.

Omega has a wide range of watches, including men’s watches, women’s watches and jewelry watches.

Some of the best know Omega men’s watches come from the Seamaster and Constellation Double Eagle collections. Check out the Constellation Double Eagle Chronograph (as pictured). This red gold and black rubber strap watch is solid as a rock. With a 41 mm case, this watch is capable of handling some grueling conditions all while looking good.

In addition to being a precise timekeeping instrument, the Constellation women’s watches are some of the most recognized, partly because there are so many models to choose from, all slightly different. See more for yourself.