We have here a futuristic Omega Seamaster Cosmic, reference 166.022, from 1968. The sharp, silver/grey dial has a black, outer chapter ring with stubby rectangle markers with chamfered edges with black central strip and bold, sword hour, minute and sweeping central seconds hands. The date window is a 3 o'clock along with the rare two the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 and 'Seamaster, Cosmic' at 6 o'clock. These two tone original dials are scarce and hard to find in this condition.
The 34mm, monocoque/front-loading case is made from one solid piece of stainless steel. The tonneau abstract curve to the case and irregular shape between the lugs is very unusual and only enhances the retro design of the watch. Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 565, fully serviced by us and running strongly We've opted for a simple 19mm black croco grain leather strap but other colours are available
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
First introduced in 1967 and produced for only a decade, the Seamaster Cosmic is now a much sought after watch. These irregular-shaped, space-age beauties represent everything we love about the late 1960s/early 1970s watch design. Perfect for the first-time buyer but Cosmic is definitely a watch worth having in every collection. This dial is one of the best condition examples we have had the privilege to offer, even the slightly aged creamy yellow lume has survived in tact
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1968
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty