1975 Omega Genève Automatic Date in Stainless Steel Model 166.0173 with Original rare 'red fume' dial
We have here an impressive Omega Genève Date, model 166.0173, from 1973. It has a gorgeous, rare, graduated gloss 'fume' red original dial with chrome baton markers and hour, minute and central seconds hands. At 12 o'clock, the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with the famous Omega logo and 'Genève' at 6 o'clock. At 3 o'clock is the date window. Omega signed glass. These rare colour original dials do really change in different light, its like wearing a different watch throughout the day.
The chamfered, 36x43mm, brushed, stainless steel, screw-back case has a contrasting, polished, steel bezel, drawing your eye to the stunning dial. Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 1022, fully serviced by us and running strongly. The watch omes on its integral oyster style , stainless steel omega bracelet which will fit a good size wrist. we can add or remove links where required.
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
This is another 1970s-defined watch and we just can't get enough of it! Original coloured dials are very sought after now , Omega produced a few variations during the 1970s but the fume graduated dials are really special . This watch has the versatility of being both a dress watch and an everyday piece, with a tried and tested Omega caliber within Perfect for both men and women, first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.
Reference : 166.0173
Movement : Cal. 1022
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1975
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty