1975 Omega Genève Automatic with Satin Silver Sunburst Dial and Onyx style Markers in Stainless Steel Model 165.070

Product Code: AWCOM0300

Availability:In stock

This Watch

This beautiful Omega Genève from 1975 has a crispness that is typical of Omega's 1970s designs, and it comes to us in a superfine, original condition.  The satin, silver dial has a stunning sunburst effect on the dial.  Radiating from the centre, it adds a sense of symmetry to the watch.  We love the clean lines of this watch - it's a real transitional 1960s/1970s piece.  The baton markers are lined with a thin black onyx type strip, which is complemented by the black, index hour, minute and central seconds hands.
 
The 34.5mm, stainless steel, screw-back case has the original finish and sharp angles on the case.  Inside is the automatic tried and tested Omega caliber 552, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a dark green strap because it can full off something a little jazzy, but it looks great on a classic black or brown too.



Extra Points 

Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

Fully serviced by us in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

A classic Omega Genève is a must have for any collection and this particular example is one of the nicest we've seen in a long time.  Taking another look at the dial, the simplicity is its appeal.  The watch is symmetrical and sophisticated.  Fit any strap of your choice, all colors and style will match.  It is a great fit for both men and women, and for first-time buyers or the seasoned collector.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 33510300****
Reference : 165.070
Movement : Automatic Cal 552
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1975
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug :
40mm
Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 No
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1975 Omega Genève Automatic with Satin Silver Sunburst Dial and Onyx style Markers in Stainless Steel Model 165.070