Omega launches new strap collection inspired by WW2 officers

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Watch brand Omega has unveiled a range of new armed forces inspired ‘NATO’ straps and a digital system to help customers find their favourite piece.

The collection of eight straps includes three five-stripe fabric straps with stainless steel buckles and fitted keepers; three nylon fabric straps with grey, orange or red border; a brown Novonappa leather strap; and an all-black coated nylon fabric strap with fitted black keepers and polished buckle.

The Omega site has also introduced a virtual function that lets the consumer  mix and match.

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Omega’s NATO straps evolved from the leather and canvas straps used by British pilots, navigators and army personnel during World War Two. For safety reasons, wristwatches did not use removable spring bars to secure their straps.

NATO straps evolved from the leather and canvas straps used by British pilots, navigators and army personnel during World War Two. For safety reasons, wristwatches did not use removable spring bars to secure their straps.

The straps are designed to adjust to any length, to suit every wrist or even the outside of a uniform.

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