We have here a classic Omega Bumper Automatic watch, model 2582. The white/cream dial a beautiful, even patina to it, making it clear that this dial is original. One of the earliest omega automatics produced. The mix of Arabic numerals, and stunning, exaggerated arrowhead markers with painted, lumed dots is typical of Omega's late 1940s/early 1950s designs and is offset with the sweeping central seconds, creating symmetry on the dial. Housed in the stainless steel, screw-back case is the Omega caliber 351, a classic movement for a classic watch.
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
This is a stunning 1940s Omega that would be a lovely addition to any collection. A perfect size for both males and females. We've paired this watch on a brown leather strap, but it's the type of watch that really can wear anything. No doubt on dial originality here with genuine, vintage patina and character.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : Circa 1947
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty