How you dress is often a reflection of your personality. From the way you wear your clothes to the way you accessorise, it all adds up and shows the world how you want to be seen. From the shirt on your back to the belt on your waist – people notice things even if they don’t realise. It’s a pretty well established norm that some pieces of clothing need to be accessorised to be completed. A watch is the one accessory that often completes an entire look. By combining the king of all accessories – the watch, with the most overlooked menswear accessory – the cufflink, the perfect way to truly elevate your style and highlight your own sense of individuality couldn’t be closer within your grasp. The perfect gift for him.
The history of Omega
Founded by Louis Brandt in Switzerland in 1848, Omega began its life as a humble watch business. Brandt sold his watches to an international clientele for 31 years until his sons stepped in after his death. In 1885 the brothers produced their first mass-produced movement, the Labrador, and would then go on to manufacture the world’s first minute-repeating timepiece in 1892. Throughout the early 1900s, Omega became the official timekeeper of various sporting events in Switzerland. This helped to earn the company the official timekeeping partnership of the 1932 Olympic Games – a partnership that still exists today. Omega has gone on to produce many industry-defining timepieces. From the 007 Seamaster to the moon-landing Speedmaster, Omega has inspired us all – and it wouldn’t have been without their incredible movements.
One of the smallest movements produced
Introduced in the late 1960s when Omega released the calibre 480 series the calibre 485 was one of the smallest movements they made at the time.
Displaying only the time through a minute and hour hand Omega were able to combine the simple horological requirements of the movement with the need for the movement to be small to yield the resulting calibre 485. Through the small size, exposed copper and steel mechanism and striking aesthetic, these previous watch movements make the perfect watch movement cufflinks.
Due to its manual yoke winding system, we have an unobstructed view of the watch cufflink’s beautiful Omega mechanism as there is no rotor to wind the movement automatically. This also gives the cufflink a thinner profile, thus making them highly wearable. Due to all of the different surfaces apparent in the movement we get a striking visual of the cufflink’s quality finishing. In addition to the finishing, the 17 jewels of each cufflink remind the wearer of the previous life that they had. By serving as a reminder of the cufflinks last use as a luxury timepiece’s movement, you can truly appreciate the uniqueness of your Omega watch movement cufflinks.
By recycling and refurbishing these Omega calibre 485 watch movements, we have given them a second lease of life as bespoke, unique and luxurious mechanism cufflinks.
perfect gift for any occasion
This pair of impeccable movements produced by Omega in 1970 embodies signature features of the Swiss powerhouse – refined finishing, precision and decorative watchmaking. Being a smaller sized rectangular movement, these watch cufflinks give off a delicate vibe, yet don’t fail to be expressive!
A pair of dazzling Omega automatic watch cufflinks with a functioning rotor. These cufflinks are made out of the legendary automatic Omega caliber 455. When introduced in the mid 1950’s they were the smallest automatic movement in the world. This piece of history is now encapsulated into a silver plated 16mm casing ready to perfect any suit.
We offer a wide selection of Omega watch cufflinks in our store, including these rectangular beauties. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the man that already has it all, these watch cufflinks are what you need, no matter the occasion.