Opening hours of the museum

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 Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday

10:00-18:00

Saturday

11:00-17:00

 

The museum is closed on national holidays.

 

 ATTENTION: The museum will be closed on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August 2014 for National day. We apologize for any inconveniences. 

 

 

Audioguides available in English, French, German and Mandarin Chinese.

 

 

 

News

July 16, 2014
The OMEGA Museum lends a remarquable piece of its collection for a special exhibition by the Jegenstorf Castle Foundation
A very rare model (only 24 pieces produced) has been on loan for the special exhibition "An emperor as guest. Haile Selassie’s state visit in 1954" in the Jegenstorf Castle (Bern).
July 10, 2014
Special pieces from the OMEGA Museum presented at the new exhibition of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne
The exhibition "Chasing Time" at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne host a selection of OMEGA's timekeeping devices, where the technology developed by OMEGA and adapted to the requirements of each sport can be discovered.
May 5, 2014
The OMEGA Museum presents its special exhibition OMEGA's diving heritage
The Museum of Time-Keepers and Mechanical Musical Instruments (MUMM) located in Thun welcomes a temporary exhibition specially created by the OMEGA Museum, which traces the links between OMEGA and the underwater world.
April 10, 2014
The OMEGA Museum unveils new special exhibition
How the brand's 19 ligne calibre gave OMEGA its name and changed the world of watchmaking forever.

Curator's choice

Curator's choice

The 1957 OMEGA Automatic Seamaster 300

 
 
The OMEGA Automatic Seamaster 300 released in 1957 was, in the words of an advertisement for the watch, “specially designed for professional and amateur divers.” Its water resistance was guaranteed to a depth of 200 metres. The watch was known as the 300 because its performance was far beyond the capacities of the testing devices of the time, a result of the high resistance of the crystal and the crown.
 

It was equipped with OMEGA’s calibre 501 and had a matt black oxidised dial. It had Arabic numerals at the quarters, luminous triangular hour markers and highly visible arrowhead hands treated with radium. The tip of its central seconds hand was also coated with radium for easy legibility in all light conditions.

 

The OMEGA 300’s rotating bezel made it possible for timers to keep track of the exact time of the duration of their dives. The caseback featured the now-iconic Seahorse medallion – it has graced the backs of Seamasters and Speedmasters ever since.

 

The OMEGA 300 was the perfect accessory for professional divers. No one was in a better position to describe the OMEGA Automatic Seamaster 300 at work then Alain Julien, a French commercial diver who wore his “300” on a daily basis in 1958 and 1959. Julien wrote “The Seamasters are of extraordinary solidarity and precision. No other watch competing with Omega has ever resisted the hardships linked to such underwater work as seabed prospecting, pipe laying, repair of works such as piers and dams, and recovery work on wrecks. The Seamaster 300s presented no defects. Despite the shocks of often extreme brutality, the cold water, and the great depths at which we work, they remained of an astonishing robustness and precision. By way of indication, each of us has dived more than 1,500 times.”