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7 Famous Omega Watch Wearers (And Their Watches of Choice)

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Omega is a renowned luxury watchmaker with a long tradition in adventure and exploration, from land and sea to space. The iconic brand has adorned the wrists of many notable figures throughout history since its inception in 1848, from politicians and film stars to athletes and astronauts. Omega’s rich legacy and craftsmanship have made them popular among watch enthusiasts as well.

Omega watches are among the finest of Swiss timepieces, so it’s not surprising that they have such a following and are admired by so many.

Below, you can find some of the most notorious Omega wearers and the models they have chosen.

Buzz Aldrin – Speedmaster Moonwatch

It’s undeniable that Buzz Aldrin is one of the world’s most famous figures. As the second man on the moon (where he set foot at exactly 03:15:15 on July 21, 1969 UTC), his role in Apollo 11 was crucial.

His companion on the mission, besides Armstrong and Collins, was an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, a precise and reliable piece that was firmly attached to his suit. Neil Armstrong also wore a Speedmaster Professional, which served as the timekeeper aboard the lunar module during the Apollo mission.

George Clooney, who was only a boy when Aldrin first stepped foot on the moon, not only counts him as one of his heroes, but he is passionate about space exploration as well and is also partial to the Speedmaster Professional.

While the whereabouts of Aldrin’s original Moon watch are unknown, as the piece was lost on its way to the Smithsonian, you can easily purchase Omega Speedmaster watches at Banks Lyon.

We have a vast selection of pieces for you to choose from, including the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Hesalite Crystal Moon Watch, available for £4,000 or from £66.67 per month at 0% finance.

George Clooney – Seamaster Aqua Terra

Award-winning actor and filmmaker George Clooney is constantly involved in a number of causes, supporting a wide range of charity work and helping people around the world.

From helping people affected by atrocities in Sudan and helping to combat poverty to donating money to Hollywood writers during the strike of 2007, Clooney has made it clear philanthropy is a big part of who he is.

He is also an Omega enthusiast, owning several models and rarely wearing any other brands – as mentioned, he is a fan of the Speedmaster Professional, but he is also known for wearing Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watches in several occasions, including his wedding.

Omega timepieces are a key part of any outfit he puts together, such as the Omega Aqua Terra 150m Co-Axial Master Chronometer 41mm watch, which is available at Banks Lyon for £4,430 or from £73.83 per month.

Daniel Craig – Seamaster Planet Ocean

While Daniel Craig – and his silver screen persona, James Bond – has worn many Omega pieces, especially Omega Seamaster watches, we’ve chosen to talk about the Planet Ocean. This reliable collection comes with impressive water resistance capabilities and sophisticated style, making each piece ideal for a man like James Bond.

Daniel Craig himself is also an Omega enthusiast, wearing a Seamaster Aqua Terra outside of filming, which he first wore for Skyfall and, due to how much he liked the blue dial, he now wears it pretty much all the time.

We have many Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watches at Banks Lyon, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right piece for you. In Casino Royale, James Bond wears a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m 45.5mm with a rubber strap which, at the time, still featured a metallic bezel and the Calibre 2500. He also considers this his favourite watch and keeps it in a safe instead of wearing it.

If you’d love a similar piece, you can purchase an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronograph 45.5mm watch at Banks Lyon for £6,700 or from £111.67 per month at 0% finance.

Prince William – Seamaster 300m

The emblematic Omega Seamaster 300m is one of the most iconic Omega collections (which was launched in 1948). Prince William is known for his preference for the blue dial and bezel model, which is said to have been a gift from Princess Diana. Despite the fact that this is more of a sporty piece, it’s also versatile, so he chooses to wear it even with suits and at several different occasions – including during his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Considering the royal has been involved in sea rescues when he was an Air Ambulance pilot in the past, this watch couldn’t have been a more perfect choice.

You can wear a piece like Prince William with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Chronometer 42mm watch, available for purchase for £4,170 or from £69.5 per month at 0% finance.

Cindy Crawford – Constellation

This year, Omega celebrates 20 years of partnership with supermodel and businesswoman Cindy Crawford, the brand’s longest-serving ambassador. She’s been part of the family since 1995 and was initially chosen due to her fashion flair; over time, it was obvious that she shared Omega’s values as well, especially when it comes to quality, beauty, reliability and tradition.

Crawford appreciates a watch that is sleek, fashionable, timeless and can be worn just like a piece of jewellery, so it’s not surprising she has a special place in her heart for the Constellation range – especially because she also helped Omega design it.

The Omega Constellation watches are beautifully modern, yet possess a classic appeal, which have allowed them to be chosen over and over again by women seeking a comfortable and reliable watch that looks stylish no matter the occasion and can elevate any wardrobe.

The stunning Omega Constellation Co-Axial 27mm ‘Pluma’ watch, worn by Crawford in a recent photo shoot in London in celebration of two decades of partnership, can be purchased for £7,130 or from £118.83 at 0% finance.

Michelle Wie – De Ville Ladymatic

American professional golfer Michelle Wie is another Omega wearer who just can’t get enough of the brand’s watches. When she was only 10 years old, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship, the youngest to qualify for an LPGA Tour event and the winner of a Major at the US Women’s Open Championship in 2014.

In sync with Omega’s values of sportsmanship, reliability and performance, Wie has proved herself to be a force of nature – her watch of choice couldn’t be any other than the Ladymatic, a stylish, yet sporty and contemporary model.

Wie favours a watch that blends technology with design, as well as comfort, and her top choice, the Omega De Ville Ladymatic Co-Axial 34mm watch, can be purchased at Banks Lyon from £28,000.

Eddie Redmayne – Constellation Globemaster

Famous actor Eddie Redmayne has won a staggering number of awards for his unforgettable performances, including his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, in which he brought home an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

Known for his elegant style, as well as his humility and integrity, Redmayne was an easy choice for Omega, who selected him as an ambassador in 2015. He was no stranger to Omega timepieces, however, as he was already wearing them for many years.

Redmayne is also a wonderful choice for the Omega Globemaster watches, since he perfectly complements the classic style of the range. In fact, his preference lies with the Omega Globemaster Co-Axial 39mm watch, which you can also own for £5,480 or from £91.33 at 0% finance.

At Banks Lyon, we love Omega watches. We offer a large variety of models which can complement any preference and style – and, if you’re unsure which watch to buy, our personal shopper service can help you to make a decision. Visit us to see our fantastic Omega pieces for yourself.

Our Lancaster store manager, Myles Harrison, is also an Omega Grand Ambassador, so you can rest assured that all of your questions will be answered, as he knows everything there is to know about Omega and its collections.