Omega’s ‘pioneering Spirit’ Legend Retrospective Highlights In Shanghai

For a long time, the famous Swiss watchmaker Omega (Omega) has a reputation for its pioneering spirit. In order to pay tribute to the brand’s long-standing pioneering spirit, Omega held a retrospective exhibition of Omega’s ‘pioneering spirit’ at the Shanghai Swatch Peace Hotel Art Center from June 11 to July 27, 2012. This exhibition will take you into the legendary world of Omega.
The moon landing is undoubtedly the most legendary part of the Omega brand story
    More than a century ago, Omega got its name from a self-produced mechanical movement. Since then, it has created countless brilliant achievements, set a number of accurate timekeeping records for the observatory, and constantly refreshed the record of diving depths to conquer the deep sea (1932 Created the world’s first professional diving watch), and Omega’s space legend is even more amazing. After a series of rigorous tests by NASA, the Omega Speedmaster watch was approved to participate in all its manned space flight missions in 1965. For almost half a century since then, the Speedmaster watch has been a NASA Standard equipment to participate in every space expedition including all six moon landing feats.
Replica of the ‘Sojena’ Mars in the space-themed exhibition area
     Most of the Omega ‘Pioneering Spirit’ retrospective exhibits were created between 1900 and 1980, carefully selected from the collection of the Swiss Bill Omega Museum. Each exhibit is of extraordinary significance, perfectly embodying the brand’s consistent innovation connotation and unlimited creativity in different eras.
Omega has participated in many human aerial adventures
     The oldest exhibit is the ‘Chronotachymetre’, a pocket watch with a speed measurement function created in 1900. It can show the production time and speed at a glance, and can be used to record the output, as little as 12 to 400 products per hour.
     Also on display is a prototype dashboard clock created in 1922. This electronic clock was designed for early aircraft and cars and is wound by an electric motor that pulses every minute.
    The long-range speedometer of 1939 was tailor-made for officers of the artillery unit. Through its multi-scale dial, the movement speed and distance of the enemy forces can be clearly calculated.
Omega’s Olympic-themed exhibition area showcases many precious timepieces that have played an important role in the history of Olympic timekeeping
     Omega created the world’s first tourbillon watch. A tourbillon watch, introduced in 1947, set an unprecedented precision timekeeping record at the Geneva Observatory in 1950.
    In an exhibition that reviews the achievements of Omega’s legend, space watches are indispensable. Astronaut Walter Schiera wore a Speedmaster watch outside the space suit during the Mercury-Hercules 8 mission in 1962. This exhibition displayed a watch of the same model. At that time, NASA had not yet approved any of the watches to participate in space missions, so Scheira was wearing his own Speedmaster for space exploration-the Omega Speedmaster had entered space as early as 50 years ago. A watch miracle beyond imagination!
The footsteps of the 2012 London Olympics are approaching
     The closest watch to this year’s watch is called ‘Dinasaur’. It was born in 1980 and has a thickness of only 1.48 mm. It was the world’s thinnest watch at that time, and it is still the world today. The thinnest watch with a transparent ‘Mystery Dial’.
Seahorse model to witness the legend of Omega Ocean Adventure
     In the retrospective of Omega’s ‘Pioneering Spirit’ legend held at the Swatch Art Peace Center in Shanghai, each watch shows people the command of this outstanding watchmaking brand in a century-long history. Stunning innovation. This retrospective of the Omega ‘Pioneering Spirit’ legend provides a rare opportunity for watch enthusiasts to appreciate the many legendary timepieces gathered together and witness the extraordinary achievements of this famous Swiss watchmaker.