1959 Omega Rarer Geneve Calendar Automatic with Cross Hair Two Tone Dial and Central Seconds in Stainless Steel Model 2982

Product Code: AWCOM3654

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This Watch

A classic and elegant dress watch from Omega with a stylish, symmetrical, two-tone dial, complete with cross hairs which echo the era.  The bold hour markers are evocative of timeless 1950s design dated 1959 Omega Geneve Calendar Crosshair 2982 with a 34mm stainless steel case with chamfered lugs. Brushed lug tops and polished sides together create an elegant profile. The lugs have a subtle curve that flows over the wrist. A lug to lug length of 42mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. The smooth bezel has bevelled edges that support a domed acrylic crystal. A two-tone cross haired dial with applied faceted arrowhead markers for the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Elegant dauphine hands complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. The two tones and cross-hair give the dial asymmetry and depth that stands out from the crowd. The case back has a brushed finish. Inside a manually wound Omega Cal. 503, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm vintage style strap

 

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Extra Points 

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 has been fully serviced by our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

 

What we think

We love this watch and are proud to have revived such a stunning piece of design and the rarer automatic date model, making it available for the next generation.  We like to be as transparent as possible with what our watches have gone through, and we are happy to present quality craftsmanship that means these timepieces get many more years of use!  We love the style and form of this Omega which suits some of today's requirements.  Coupled with it's elegance, it's definitely a dress watch that is well suited to modern fashions.  It is perfect for the first-time vintage watch buyer or a seasoned collector!

 

Spec Stuff

Serial : 1719****
Reference : 2982 6 SC
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 503
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1959
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1959 Omega Rarer Geneve Calendar Automatic with Cross Hair Two Tone Dial and Central Seconds in Stainless Steel Model 2982