Luxury watch brand Omega celebrates over 100 years of women’s watches in Madrid exhibition

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Jun 2022 | Style, Design

The Her Time exhibition comes to Madrid in June 2022 with a showcase of vintage watches 

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Swiss watch brand Omega has brought women’s watches centre stage in Madrid, as the Her Time exhibition opened in Calle de Larra for two weeks. The exhibition, which has been previously shown in Milan, Shanghai and Paris, tracks the history of women’s watchmaking, from lates 19th century pendant watches to the 1970 launch of the Constellation. 

A journey through the decades, Her Time showcases some exceptional rare and perfectly preserved watches spanning art nouveau and art deco to mid-century masterpieces. New to this year’s exhibition are Omega’s 2022 novelties, which include the De Ville Mini Trésor on Toile de Jouy straps, Constellations with Aventurine dials in three colours, and a Seamaster Aqua Terra collection of sophisticated pastel dials and two sizes.

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The exhibition was launched on 1 June with a glamorous gala evet in the gardens of the Palacio de Liria – home of the Dukes of Alba – where collectors, press and guests enjoyed canapes and cocktails while trying on historic timepieces at the vintage watch bar.

A three course meal followed, hosted by Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann with special guests – and friend of the brand – model Alessandra Ambrosio. 

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“All of these beautiful timepieces on display have in some way influenced the watch I’m wearing tonight. They’re all linked to a promise OMEGA made decades ago, to make women’s watches that work as beautifully as they look,” said Ambrosio, who wore a De Ville Mini Trésor with Toile de Jouy double tour strap for the evening event. 

Aeschlimann said: “Her Time tells a story. Every chapter has its own surprises, moods and emotions, but there is always a golden thread tying it all together. That spark! It is OMEGA’s passion for precision, innovation and aesthetics, present in every women’s watch we have ever made.”

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Other VIP guests included Spanish actors Miguel Bernadeau and Manu Ríos, Barcelona-born model Xavier Serrano, Italian actress Miriam Leone, and world champion triple jumper Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela.

The Her Time exhibition will be in Madrid until 11 June