We are very excited by this timeless and all original, 9ct solid gold Omega Geneve wristwatch with date function, model 131.25016. The rare, stunning, vertical-striped, satin dial has a metallic effect and catches the light perfectly. Elegant, straight, gilt baton markers and gilt hour, minute and sweeping central seconds sit seamlessly on the dial with the date window at 3 o'clock.
Housed inside the fully hallmarked, 9ct gold, clip-back case with elegant lugs is the Omega caliber 613, complete with quick date change. We've paired this watch on a black leather strap.
A stylish timepiece that evokes early 1970s design but looks just as sophisticated now as it did 50 years ago.
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
The Omega Geneve is one of our favourite classic 1960s / 70s vintage watches and one of our top classic vintage omega sellers. If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example.
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1970-71
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : 9ct Gold Fully Hallmarked London
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover