We have here an early bumper automatic Omega with a rare and stunningly aged black dial! It is very difficult not to fall in love with this watch - it is so full of character! The original, gloss black dial has an almost starry night effect from the way in which the patina has aged the watch. Black dial Omegas from this period are rare and the paint didn't survive well, so many black dial were replaced, but not this beauty! We also love the mix of aged Arabic numerals and arrowhead markers and the aged lume in the hands. There is no doubt to the originality of this watch!
This model 2582 is in a 33mm stainless steel case with Omega-signed crown. Inside is the early automatic bumper caliber 351, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a brown suede watch, but it looks great dressed up on black too.
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 an elegant timepiece that looks great on both men and women and is about as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find. It's perfect for a first-time vintage watch buyer or a seasoned collector!
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1947
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty