1956 Omega Geneve in Solid 9ct Gold with Original Two-Tone Dial Cross Hair Dial & Arrow Batons
Product Code: AWCOM2225
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A rather popular and sought-after vintage Omega model with a beautiful original two tone dial, along with very prominent, facet, applied arrow 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 9ct yellow gold, fully signed Omega case, fully hallmarked and correctly signed, 'Omega.' This is the more compact 33mm version and others were produced in 36mm. Housed inside the case is the Omega manual wind caliber 267, fully serviced by us and running strongly.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.
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 its self really. The pictures only giving a feel for how attractive it really is. 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.
Age : 1951/60
Specific Age : 1959
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 9ct Gold, Hallmarked Birmingham 'K'
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover
Brand : Omega
SKU : AWCOM2225
Case Size : 33mm