The Omega Seamaster and the Origins of the ‘Seahorse’
The Omega Seamaster is the first family of watches under the Omega brand. Launched in 1948, the Seamaster was the lone collection of Omega until they launched the Constellation, a line of chronometer watches, in 1952; followed by the Lady-Matic in 1955.
To distinguish the collections from each other, Omega assigned the Constellation and Lady-Matic with logos. The Constellation received The Observer — an insignia of the Geneva Observatory surrounded by eight stars. The eight stars stand for Omega’s chronometric achievements at the annual observatory chronometer tests, held between 1945 and 1952. Meanwhile, the Lady-Matic was represented by a stylized star, representing the brilliance of a woman.
The Seamaster of course, as the first family of watches, also needed a distinguishing sign.