We have here a stunning Omega Genève model 131.022 with the most amazingly simple and symmetrical satin burst dial. The way this dial captures the light gives it an almost mother of pearl effect. What we particularly love about this watch is the contrasting, Chrome and black detail with central seconds hand, sweeping its way around the dial. The baton hour markers complement the hour and minute hands and pull the whole design of the watch together.
This watch is powered by the ever-reliable, Omega caliber 601, which sits in the stainless steel, 32mm, square curved shaped, clip back case. This watch has had very little to no use and is close to unused, The protective wax still coating the caseback We've paired this watch on a vintage style blue strap to give the watch a more sporty feel, but it can be dressed up or down with straps to suit ever occasion.
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
About as good a vintage, preowned entry level Omega as you will find. The Omega Geneve is one of our favourite modest models and we love a watch that has as much character as this one! A rare find and the perfect watch for the vintage newbie or seasoned collector. As new watches are rare and in demand ,especially when original like this ! come and get it.
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1970
Case Size : 32mm x 32mm
Case Thickness : 8mm
Lug to Lug : 37mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover