This luxurious monograph is a testament to the legendary excellence of Omega, the world's most superlative brand of watches and timepieces. For generations, Omega has been keeping time for all manner of important and discerning customers, from exacting monarchs and captains of industry to organizations like the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Army, where precision is a life-and-death matter. Selected as the official timekeeper for NASA, Omega was the first watch on the Moon (worn by Buzz Aldrin), and it has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympics since 1932. Omega is even the watch favored by James Bond. Omega is more than a tool for measuring time: from sports to cinema, from missions impossible to nights on the town, Omega has been omnipresent in the daily life of the world's most important and influential people since 1848. Omega watches combine high-fashion style with precision and technological advancement--they are perhaps the world's most practical and useful objets d'art. This richly illustrated volume is a tribute to the influence that Omega watches have had on tastes and lifestyles, as well as to the generations of men and women who have made Omega watches legendary.