Rare Omega Marine Deco Rectangular Tonneau Pupitre Watch in Staybrite Case Circa 1934

This Watch

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.

The 'Marine' case of this watch was designed to give maximum protection to the movement.  It was made at a time when Omega devoted a great deal of effort to case design in order to ensure that the movements were properly protected.

Staybrite is the name of a steel alloy containing 0.2% carbon, 18% chromium and 8% nickel.  It is a stainless material that takes a fine polish and was therefore often used for making watch cases.  It is probably the type of stainless steel that has been most widely used by watch companies.

Extra Points

The case of this watch has a two-piece body, overlapping, straight lugs, the crown set in the band of the case, concave back to ensure comfort and a dust cap.
The dial has a mix of Arabic numerals and classic Deco baton markers, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds and blue steel hands.
The movement is the famous cal. T17 with 15 jewels and lateral lever escapement.


What we think

This is such a rare find.  A gorgeous Omega Deco wristwatch with a twist and in great condition.  Looks great on both males and females.

Spec Stuff

Reference :
Movement : Cal. T17
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa. 1934
Case Size : 22mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
Case Material :
Staybrite / Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

Brand : Omega
SKU : OMEDECP1180271
Case Size : 22mm
Case Size : 40mm