There is simply NO OTHER BOOK LIKE THIS ONE if you love Omega watches of any kind. You can see in one of the pictures of how often we use this book - YOUR BOOK IS NEW and is still in the box from OMEGA! We were told by Omega (corporate office) that no more new ones are available. This book was published in 2007 by Marc Richon, the curator of the Omega museum.This book helps you understand deeply almost all Omega watches and NOT make mistakes with Omega watches. Combined with the information on the Omega website, you get the complete picture about most if not all Omegas ever made. Omega - A Journey Through Time. Unique is that this is not a history per se. It falls somewhere in-between that and a catalogue raisonné, a massive reference book that you could, if your lap can handle it, read from cover to cover. The book is 831 densely packed pages. It is 12.5 inches tall, 10 inches wide, and 2.5 inches thick - over 10 lbs of Omega reference material! A Journey Through Time is divided into 3 chapter units. There is first a preface covering the history in brief. The first set of chapters covers the early history of the brand through manual wind wristwatches.
The second set covers chronometers, watches produced for specific purposes such as military issue, and automatic watches. The next set covers the history of the major product lines of Seamaster, Constellation, and De Ville. The last set covers miscellaneous topics, chronographs including Speedmaster, and jewelry watches.
The book ends with charts and summaries of important calibers. Overall, an enormous amount of material is presented. The format is mostly to have several images of watches or vintage ads with captions, similar to a museum presentation. There are also some sections that include sidebars which have longer stories that provide information or context. At times when there is a long and important story like the role of Omega in the space program, the sidebars go on for several pages.Other times they are more self-contained as in the section on railroad watches. In the effort to be comprehensive, the book includes new and old photos and details that are amazing for some lines and limited for others. SIMPLY, this book is a treasure trove of material covering the history of the brand and rare references. It is rare to find similarly comprehensiveness in one resource.
Reading the whole book helps give some perspective on the brand and its history. Omega: A Journey Through Time is a monumental work that deserves a place on every Omega watch enthusiast's bookshelf.
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