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OMEGA SA is a watch company based in Biel/Bienne Switzerland & is one of the more prestigious brands in timepieces. It is one of the most prestigious brands of the Swatch Group.
The selection of the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph as the official watch worn by American astronauts was the subject of a famous space-race era rivalry between OMEGA & Bulova.
All subsequent manned NASA missions also utilized this hand wound movement wristwatch. NASA started selecting the chronograph in the early 60's & automatic chronograph wristwatches were not available until 1969.
However all the instrument panel clocks & time-keeping mechanisms in the spacecraft on those space missions were Bulova Accutrons with tuning fork movements, because at the time, NASA did not know how well a mechanical movement would work in zero gravity conditions.
OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph was the first watch on the Moon worn on the wrists of Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. Unfortunately this historically notable watch is now considered lost. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin mentions in his book "Return to Earth" that when donating several items to the Smithsonian Institution, his OMEGA was one of the few things that was stolen from his personal effects.
Luc Besson's movie The Big Blue featured OMEGA's Seamaster Professional 600 which has become a collectible.
Bill Paxton first wore the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch he received in 1993 in the movie Apollo 13, however he grew so attached to the piece that he continues to wear it throughout his new show Big Love.
Top Gear host & celebrity Jeremy Clarkson wore an OMEGA Seamaster Professional James Bond watch for a few years until due to lack of service it started acting erratically; he recently replaced the watch with a new large size OMEGA Planet Ocean.
NCIS actor Michael Weatherly aka. Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo used to wear a Rolex Submariner at the outset of the show but has since switched his timepiece of choice to the OMEGA Planet Ocean with the orange bezel.
Actor Peter Weller wore the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch in the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
In the movie War of the Worlds, actor Tom Cruise wore a vintage OMEGA chronograph that stopped running when the aliens first started to attack.
In the movie Minority Report, actor Tom Cruise (Detective John Anderton) wore an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional X-33 disguised as a Bulgari watch.
David Duchovny aka Fox Mulder in the TV show The X Files was repeatedly shown wearing an OMEGA Deville Prestige watch.
In the movie The Edge, Alec Baldwin aka. Robert Green is given an OMEGA Seamaster Chronograph as a gift from Elle Macpherson aka. Mickey.
Sarah Michelle Gellar aka. Amanda Shelton was wearing the OMEGA Constellation in the film Simply Irresistible.
Chow Yun Fat aka. Nick Chen is seen wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch in the film The Corruptor.
Will Smith aka. Robert Dean wears an OMEGA DeVille Prestige, in the film Enemy of the State.
David James Elliott aka. Commander Harmon Rabb Jr. wears an OMEGA Seamaster Professional Diver in television series JAG.
Dennis Quaid & James Caviezel both wear OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moon watches in the movie Frequency.
"The Man" in the movie Undercover Brother wears an OMEGA Seamaster chronograph.
Wikipedia contributors. OMEGA Watches. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. April 27, 2007, 19:31 UTC. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/withindex.php?title=Omega_Watches&oldid=126458744. Accessed May 1, 2007.