When it comes to museums operated by watch brands, the Omega museum in Bienne is definitely one worth a visit (and if you’re not planning a trip to Switzerland, there’s a website as well: www.omegamuseum.com). It is located just across from Omega HQ, admission is free, it’s open on Saturdays as well as during the week, and — best of all — you get to see hundreds of watches, clocks, movements, and instruments displaying more than a century of the brand’s fascinating history.
Of course, among all these exhibits are quite a few dive watches, given the Omega watch brand’s rich history in manufacturing watches for underwater use.
Along with a comprehensive lineup of past and current Omega Seamaster watches, we discovered four prototype watches on display at the museum that we felt were worthy of attention. Here they are, along with photos:
1. Super Compressor” case prototype
This article was originally published in 2014 and has been updated.