We have here a futuristic Omega Seamaster Cosmic, reference 166.035, from 1969. The sharp, silver/grey dial has a, silver, outer chapter ring and a mixture of single and double, applied, steel baton markers with chamfered edges and slim, sword hour, minute and sweeping central seconds hands. The day/date window is a 3 o'clock along with the rare cyclops glass and the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 and 'Seamaster, Cosmic' at 6 o'clock.
The 35mm, monocoque/front-loading case is made from one solid piece of stainless steel. The slight curve to the case end at the barely-visible almost hooded lugs, which only enhances the smoothness of the watch. Inside is the automatic Omega calbier 752, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a black leather strap with its original Omega buckle but it looks great on anything.
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
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.
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 35mm
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