Watches are hallmark accessories in the realm of luxury menswear, and Omega has long been something of a household name in the industry.
For Omega owners looking to update their timepieces, the Swiss watch brand has launched its Nato straps – a collection of leather and canvas straps that can be interchanged with the leather strap or steel bracelets on an existing Omega model.
The straps are inspired by those used by British pilots and soldiers during Wolrd War Two, since removable spring bars on watches were seen to be a safety hazard during conflict situations.
There are eight kinds of Nato straps available, including three striped fabric straps, three nylon fabric straps, one brown leather strap and a black coated-nylon-fabric strap. Though they may be targeted at male customers, the straps are unisex, and can be added to women’s wristwatches, too.
An Omega watch is an elite indulgence, traditionally being a timepiece that represents an undeniably high-class lifestyle. The new Nato straps from the brand give Omega owners a chance to convey a more casual, sporty and leisurely message - and when it comes to fashion investments, what’s more important than versatility?