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Omega tells its story in Biel



Omega inaugurates new museum in Cite du Temps, Swatch's new corporate headquarters in Biel of Switzerland housing watches and artifacts all speak the watchmaker brand.  


Many of the most important timepieces from the antiques to signatures and modern ones throughout Omega's history exhibited. Born in 1894, Omega won the Universal Exposition in Paris with “Le Temple Grec”, its 18K gold timepiece features an image of Chronos, the God of Time six years later. Its technology surpassed other exhibited at the time. Not long after, Omega won another prize for the aesthetic design at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris.


The presence of its iconic Seamaster goes without saying. Story of the collection all starts from Gordon Cooper, the United States Air Force pilot who worn Seamaster CK-2998 on many missions and flights. He then became a Mercury Seven astronaut and was issued with a Speedmaster by NASA. Visitors are also expected to watches worn on the wrist by U.S. presidents and James Bond.


Interactive features inside included functional timekeeper technology for Olympics on a 9-meter running track, a 3D movie experience in a Speedmaster-shaped room and an enlarged model of Omega co-axial escapement.

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