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The article was printed in the 4th edition of Omega Lifetime Magazine along with a vast amount of information about the first moon landing as the issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon’s surface.


Edition 4 of the Omega Lifetime magazine hit the stands in mid 2009 and had a worldwide distribution of over 120,000 copies. It continues to be available in limited quantities from Omega Boutiques or by using Omega’s online brochure ordering system.


Omega’s Lifetime website says ‘The most talked-about watch at this year’s BaselWorld trade fair was the Seamaster PloProf 1200M Co-Axial chronometer and an article by PloProf specialist Jon Wallis compares the legendary original with its updated, state-of-the-industry successor.’


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In late 2008 Jon was contacted by Omega who asked if he would like to help them by

writing the launch article for the new PloProf 1200m model. Jon worked closely with the team at Omega in Bienne to gather the facts to produce the first article about this important new watch.

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Since 2008 Jon has been proud to be a part of the freelance team working with Embryo Design to produce the Omega Lifetime Magazine for Omega SA. Articles that Jon has created for the magazine include the launch articles for the new Omega PloProf 1200m and Planet Ocean models, and a large ‘pull out’ section advising owners how to look after their timepieces and many others.


The writers, photographers, illustrators and production team who make the magazine possible are second to none in the publishing world and the contributors list includes some very well known names indeed. With the range of subjects covered and the quality of it’s production, the finished product is the best of its genre, gaining many new readers with every issue.

In 2010 Jon wrote two articles for issue No. 6 ‘The Mechanical Issue’ of the magazine, one article for the new Planet Ocean Liquid Metal model launch, and one large pull out section advising owners about how they should look after watches.


The two pieces were printed along with a vast array of exciting articles about mechanical innovations throughout the ages, including; the mechanical creations associated with Jules Verne, an interview with George Daniels who conceived the Co-axial movement and an article on Charles Babbage and the first computers.


The magazine also contains a DVD with short films of behind the scenes footage during the manufacturing of the Planet Ocean Liquid Metal bezel, and also the Co-Axial movement. Both are a ‘must see’ for anyone mechanically minded.


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Omega Lifetime Magazine issue No. 6 - The Mechanical Issue

Omega Lifetime Magazine issue No. 4 - The Moon Issue

How To Take Care of Your Watch Article

Omega Planet Ocean LiquidMetal Launch Article

Omega PloProf 1200m Launch Article

In 2011 Jon wrote three articles for issue No. 8 ‘The Water Edition’ of the magazine; one article for the launch of the expanded Planet Ocean Range; one historical article on the first real dive watch, the Omega Marine; and one large pull out section detailing the technological details of dive watches and how they work.


The three pieces were printed along with a serious lineup of articles about water based activities throughout the ages as Omega was one of the brands to not only identify the need for, but also build, the first divers’ watch. This being the subject of one of Jon’s articles.


Jon’s article detailing the innovations that comprise the modern dive watch brings to light the mostly hidden technology behind the functions that are easily taken for granted by owners. It has been hailed as ‘enlightening’ by readers.


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The scans below are from the magazine and are reproduced here as small format, low quality images. JonWallis.com is mindful that Copyright exists on the articles. The full articles may be reproduced on the DeskDivers.com website when permission to use the photographs has been given.

Omega Lifetime Magazine issue No. 8 - The Water Issue

Below the Surface - Dive Watch Mechanics Article

The Age of Aquarius - The first Dive Watch, the 1932 Omega Marine

The 2011 Expanded Omega Planet Ocean Range Article

The magazine is lavishly produced and is available worldwide in multiple languages including English, German, French, Japanese and 2 types of Chinese.


Circulation is upwards of 120,000 copies per issue, distributed by Omega Authorised Distributors / Boutiques and Omega’s online shop. In mid 2010, starting with issue No.6, it became available for the iPad.