Battle of the Brands: Omega vs. Breitling

Breitling is a brand of Swiss Watches produced by privately owned Breitling SA (originally founded by Léon Breitling in 1884). The watchmaker offers high-end Certified Chronometers designed primarily for aviation use. Breitling’s watches offer aviation functions, though their chronograph functions have become more of status symbols than practically applied tools. Notable models include the Super Avenger, the Emergency, the Chrono Avenger, Super Ocean and the Navitimer. Celebrity endorsers of the brand have included high-profile celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and, currently, Wayne Gretzky. Other noted fans of the brand include Man vs. Wild star- Bear Grylls and the Bentley automobile brand- demonstrating Breitling’s dual nature as both functional timepiece and emblem of status & luxury.

Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel, Switzerland and owned by the Swatch Group (originally founded in1848 by Louis Brandt). Omega is one of the most known and recognized watches in the world. Notable series of models for women & men include the Seamaster, Speedmaster, Constellation and Deville. Omega is the choice watch for NASA and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as the first watch on the Moon in 1969. At the 2006 Olympic Summer Games, Omega was the official Time Keeping device (Swimmer Michael Phelps endorses the brand). Starting in 1995, James Bond switched from Rolex to Omega Watches (today, Bond star Daniel Craig acts as a brand ambassador for the watch company). Other famous Omega wearers (past and present) are JFK, Prince William, VP Joe Biden, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford. We’ve also noted such celebrity Omega fans as Sofia Vergara, and Minka Kelly on the eRelyx blog.

So, now its your turn to voice your opinion. Which of these iconic brands do you prefer? Are you an Omega fan or do you favor Breitling over the rest? Vote today until Noon (EDT) on Friday, April 1, and don’t forget to check out the great inventory of Breitling and Omega watches for sale on eRelyx!


Kidman’s Omega Ladymatic

Awards Season is in full swing, which means the celebrity-obsessed are on high-style-alert, (or, in our case, high-watch-alert). At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend, Nicole Kidman was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award for her Oscar-nominated role in Rabbit Hole.

The star looked chic, as always, in a minimalist cream Nina Ricci wrap dress off-set by a simple pair of drop earrings and a gorgeous gold and diamond watch with white leather band. Kidman, as we have mentioned before, is the spokesmodel for Omega’s line of ladies watches, so it was no surprise that we identified her watch as none other than an Omega Ladymatic.

We love the classy and elegant style of this model and think it compliments Kidman’s style aesthetic perfectly. Click to enlarge the pictures below to check out her look


Weeklies Watch

Our first weekly round-up of watches we spied in the pages of your favorite Weekly celebrity mags.

While normal people might pick up the December 13th edition of US Weekly to get their celebrity gossip fix- are Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal seriously together?- we at eRelyx were busy playing “Watch Spy”- and there were quite a few beauties to be found!

Check out the hot stars we spotted on the latest pages of US and their “real.nice” watches…

We saw quite a few Cartier, an Audemars Piguet and a Rolex and a few we couldn’t ID…

Can anyone help us out and name what brand teen heartthrob Joe Jonas is rocking?

What about this watch making its big screen appearance on Aaron Eckhart in the latest Nicole Kidman flick “The Rabbit” ?

If you know, or can make a guess, follow this link to our forum and let us know!