This WatchWe have here a stunning 1958 Omega Seamaster Automatic wristwatch with a gorgeous two-tone dial that has a nice, faint patina that blends in with the colour of the dial and gives no doubt to its originality. The mix of applied, gilt Arabic numerals and dagger markers are typical of 1950s designs.
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
We are quite taken by this elegant, vintage Omega. It has all the best bits of 1950s design but looks timeless on the wrist of both men and women. Rare to find in solid 18k gold and along with the all-English-made, heavier, top-quality Omega production case. A real vintage find looking for a new owner to take care of it as it has been since 1958 This is a watch for a seasoned collector or a vintage watch newbie.
Specific Age : 1958
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 18ct Yellow Gold, Hallmarked Birmingham 'H'
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty