VIDEO: Omega stage world-first women’s ‘journey through time’ in a crumbling Victorian ballroom in Melbourne

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The setting was spellbinding, truly like a fairytale. And adding to the beauty, if you’ll allow me to say (as the host of countless men’s watch events) were 60 of the most influential women in Australia, in formalwear fit for royalty. It was an awing experience to see the State Government Architect Jill Garner discussing design with the founder of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins, while Balinese princess Lindy Klim mixed with Mary Poulakis, co-owner of Harrolds, all sharing watch stories and career secrets.

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The scene was set for ‘Her Journey Through Time’, a night organised by Omega to “set the record straight” about the place women’s timepieces have in the greater canon of their watchmaking history. You know the Speedmaster went to the moon, of course you do. But did you know the first Omega model to feature a seconds hand was a Pulsometer model designed for nurses to take a pulse?

There were more gems like this uncovered over the evening. Our tour guide through time was none other than Omega’s International Heritage Manager, Petros Protopapas.

The magic is well captured in this two minutes of video, also starring a $700,000 jewellery piece with secret watch. Thanks again to Omega, Petros and our inspirational guests – many of whom have inspired me.