Omega

Brandt was the great architect and builder of Omega

The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt, who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He sold his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt’s death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and C├ęsar, […]

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature difference between the wearers skin and the ambient air Citizen Eco-Drive Thermo watches were introduced in 1999 and use the temperature difference between the wearer’s arm and the surrounding environment as a power source. The rare Eco-Drive Thermo watches use the Seebeck effect […]