We previously looked at what your Rolex says about you. Today, we’re turning our attention to all the Omega enthusiasts out there. The Biel-based brand has a fiercely loyal fan base despite the fact that Omega is often cast in Rolex’s shadow. So, what makes people choose to buy a Speedmaster, Seamaster, or Constellation? And what does each model say about its wearer?
Keep reading to find out our hot take on Omega fans and their watch choices.
Seamaster Diver 300M: For Aspiring 00- Agents
So, you’re the proud owner of an Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, but couldn’t care less about the 300 m (1000 ft) of water resistance, helium escape valve, or precise Master Chronometer caliber? No, what made you choose this model is the fact that it’s the timepiece of choice for your favorite special agent: James Bond.
While 007 wears watches from that “other company” with the crown logo in the Bond novels and early films, they just aren’t exciting enough for your tastes with their same old run-of-the-mill looks. You’re drawn to the newer generation of Bond, from Pierce Brosnan onwards. That’s why you’ve chosen a model with a blue dial and bezel, just like Brosnan sported in his Bond films. Next time you find yourself in a boring meeting, gaze at your wrist to float away into a daydream of secret missions fighting evil villains. If only your timepiece were equipped with those really awesome laser cannons, explosives, or mini harpoons from Bond’s weapons mastermind Q…
Ploprof 1200M: For Would-Be Industrial Divers
As a child, you watched a documentary about the lives and work of industrial divers. You were impressed by these daring individuals who spent their working hours wielding heavy equipment hundreds of feet underwater. As a naive youngster you were certain you would grow up to be an industrial diver one day. Your dreams definitely would have become a reality if not for your sensitive sinuses that make life miserable even when you go snorkeling in the shallows of the local lake.
Despite your dreams being dashed, you’ve always remained an industrial diver at heart. To show your office colleagues where your heart resides, you’ve chosen a proper professional diving watch: the Omega Ploprof 1200M. The name alone draws you in: “Ploprof” stands for the French Plongeur Professionnel, which translates to “professional diver.” Even though your watch rarely comes into contact with more water than you’d find in a sink basin, you know you could theoretically dive to depths of 1,200 m (4,000 ft) beneath the water’s surface to escape the bureaucracy of office life.
True, the angular 55 x 48 mm case stands 17.5 mm high and won’t fit under your shirt cuff, but that doesn’t matter. Even if the design is less than elegant, you’re an industrial diver in spirit, and everyone should know that.
Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch: For Amateur Astronauts
Is your favorite movie Apollo 13? Are you hoping for a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight for your next big birthday, or at least a trip to the NASA Space Center in Houston? Would you have galaxy-themed bedroom decor if your other half allowed it? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, chances are that an Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is on your wrist. You’ve most likely opted for the standard model with a black dial, because it’s the closest watch to the original worn by Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins during their Moon mission. The watch makes you instantly recognizable as a passionate amateur astronaut. Moreover, the Speedmaster has a certain understated look about it that complements your personality perfectly.
You’d ideally like to trade your standard Moonwatch for a Snoopy special edition model, or better yet, a gold Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition – both watches that would certainly turn some heads. If you’re honest, you’re a bit annoyed that people wearing Rolex or Breitling chronographs regularly get asked about their watches, while your historically significant Speedmaster goes mostly unnoticed. Oh well, perhaps it’s not meant to be; after all, you haven’t had the necessary cash on hand for years.
Constellation: Making a Statement
Cameras flashing, red carpets, and the big stage: this is your world – at least from a distance. You like following every major award show from home, subscribe to the top magazines, and are always up to date on the latest happenings in Hollywood.
You’re also aware that many greats from show business, sports, and politics have a penchant for beautiful timepieces. To feel a little closer to your favorite stars, you’ve treated yourself to a luxury watch on par with the big shots. You’ve opted for none other than the Omega Constellation. If it’s good enough for Nicole Kidman, Eddie Redmayne, Cindy Crawford, and George Clooney, it’s good enough for you, right? The relatively low price and dealer availability made your decision that much easier.
While you may not look like Clooney, Kidman, or Crawford, no one in your circle of friends will outshine you and your Constellation.
So, did we hit the nail on the head? Did we forget anyone? In any case, we hope you found our little journey into the world of Omega somewhat amusing. Feel free to suggest which typology we should investigate next. Until next time!