A polarizing and unique Omega watch has a rather interesting recent history that involves
8 January, 2014 at 8:40 am in Business
A polarizing and unique watch, the Omega watch is an horological extension of Sylvester Stallone and points to some of the reasons we love watches. Italian pen maker Omega has a rather interesting recent history that involves, among other things, the creation of timepieces in addition to pens and a sale and repurchase from the replica omega Planet Ocean - 42mm. Recently they release their Omega watch collection (reviewed here) of pretty nice looking mechanical timepieces that served as an extension of the well-known writing instrument collection of the same name. Which is now followed-up with the limited edition Omega watch with skulls, reptiles, and roads of fire on it.
Before you gawk at this timepiece in awe or as if it were a train wreck, a bit of explanation of what the Omega is due. This all started with the Omega pen produced for Sylvester Stallone and then sold as a limited edition. First of all, Stallone is on the board of Omega - so that should explain some of this. The story goes that Stallone wanted a special pen to use in the first Expendables movie. It was featured more I believe in the Expendables 2. Apparently he sketched out the design of the replica omega Seamaster 300m Chronograph skulls with wings pierced by a sword logo during a meeting. It evolved into the Omega pen, and because Stallone is Stallone, Omega produced it.
The body of the pen was either sterling silver or 18k gold engraved with skulls, snakes, lizards, and red and yellow enameled sections that can only be described as "roads of fire. " Omega's CEO has a good sense of humor about the Omega and shared with me that a member of the Italian press wrote that the Omega pen was "the worst thing to happen to Italy since Omega. " He got a laugh out of that, and here I was thinking that the worst thing that happened to Italy since replica omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer were accountants.
Anyhow, despite the polarizing effect of the Omega, it became Omega's best-selling item, which i promise you is not a testament to their other products. The Omega clearly has a "love it or hate it" niche appeal. Which, as you can guess, is why the pen and now the watch, are all limited edition items.