Founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland, Montres Omax S.A. is a well-established family business on the watch with high value. Omax started out to be one of the “world’s leading watchmakers” 70 years ago and became Switzerland’s most exported watch brand even in the ’70s.
The brand unites deep-rooted history and experience with the style and opportunities of today in design and production phases of each piece. As a result, Omax keeps its place as one of the leading companies in its class with annual sales of 10 million pieces worldwide.
Both quality and design has been at the focus of Omax since the first day. Specializing in automatic and self-winding watches before “Quartz” technology evolved, Omax pioneered a new design trend with the “Spaceman” collection designed by Andre le Marquand, one of the leading designers of the time in 1974. Going beyond the time, this design concept continued with special models like “Jump Hour”.
As an innovative and progressive brand, Omax re-established the organization in 1995 in order “to be one of the leading watchmakers”. Production was moved from Switzerland to Japan and Hong Kong as a result of business cooperation with the Japanese Seiko Epson company, which is the inventor of Quartz technology, which means “watch movement working with battery”. It has been the beginning of a new era both for watch world and Omax.
Omax gives top priority to having an attraction for the ones who know the value of this business. This is why, the brand has gotten credit by watch users, designers and collectors since the beginning. Omax was one of the few watch brands to be exhibited at the New York Modern Arts in time, with the collection of the Spaceman, which is still one of the favorite pieces of the collectors today and is among the legends of the watch world.
With the responsibility of being highly popular and beloved brand, Omax proceeds on its way with the most elegant and robust products at the cutting edge.