1966 Rare Omega Seamaster Automatic Date Model 166.002 with Speedmaster Companion Tropicalised Blue Dial in Stainless Steel Case

Product Code: AWCOM21966

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here a very special Omega Seamaster from 1966.  The dial, also known as a Speedmaster Companion dial due to it's similarity to the Speedy's, is a blue/grey and is obviously original because look at that stunning tropicalising - it's nice and even and radiates out from the centre to create a really cool effect.  Baton hour markers with the double circle marks at 12 o'clock mark the hours and the black, index hour and minute hands are complemented by a slim, white, central seconds hand.  The date window sits at 3 o'clock and the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 and 'Seamaster' at 6.  Although it has considerably fewer complications than the Speedmaster, this dial is still an easy read and definitely holds true to the Speedy style.

The 34mm, stainless steel, screw-back case is complete with the Seamaster hippocampus on the case back and signed, Omega crown.  Inside is the automatic, Omega caliber 562, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on an usual and rare period NSA bracelet to push it into the sporty category, but it looks great on leather, too.

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.

This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

An Omega Seamaster is a must have for any collection and the Speedmaster is arguably the most iconic chronograph so there is no wonder that we adore the marrying of the two!  Dripping in character and an ideal fit for both him and her, this is the perfect watch for the first-time buyer, seasoned collector or Speedmaster collector!  Even better, this watch can be switched from bracelet to strap at your leisure.


Spec Stuff

Reference : 166.002
Movement : Automatic Cal 562
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1966
Case Size : 34mm
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1966 Rare Omega Seamaster Automatic Date Model 166.002 with Speedmaster Companion Tropicalised Blue Dial in Stainless Steel Case