We have here a classic 1950s Omega Seamaster watch, model 2759-2 with the most stunning, black dial. Firstly, it has an incredible, tropicalised patina that ages the watch nicely and gives no doubt to the originality of the piece. Next, is the mix of gilt arrow and diamond markers that sit just outside the applied minute tracking. We love this combination and it adds to the 1950s aesthetic. The gilt, dauphine hour minute and sweeping central seconds hands give the watch an added sense of symmetry.
The chunky, 34mm, gold-capped case with Omega signed crown is a classic 1950s case shape and one we keep going back to because it has such a timeless appeal. Inside is the manual wind, Omega caliber 420, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired this watch on a brown leather strap, but this can be easily changed at your leisure.
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.
What we think
About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find. All original and not over polished. Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie or even the hardened collector.
Spec StuffSerial : 1508****
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1956
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Gold-Capped on Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty