A rather popular and sought-after vintage Omega model with a beautiful original two tone dial with original Patina , along with a very prominent, facet, applied arrow / shark tooth markers that evoke 1950s design. A highly attractive dial with an unusually simple and understated cross-hair subsidiary seconds to mirror the cross hair on the dial. Also note a quite unusual 'Geneve' in script.
Three piece solid 18k Pink gold, fully signed Omega case, fully hallmarked and correctly signed, 'Omega.' This is the rare, Larger so-called 'Jumbo' 36mm version and others were produced in 33mm. Housed inside the case is the Omega manual wind caliber 266 workhorse, fully serviced by us and running strongly.
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 watch speaks for itself and is really quite a rarity! We have had the privilege of stocking the more common 33mm models of late however this is the first pink gold 36mm. The pictures only give a feel for how attractive it really is in the flesh. This one needs to be seen to be believed and about as good a vintage, preowned dress Omega watch as you will find. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie or even the hardened collector. Individual patina to die for!
Age : 1951/60
Specific Age : 1954
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 18k Pink Gold, Hallmarked Omega swiss
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover