We have here one of our favourite Omegas from the late 1960s/1970s - the Dynamic! The original two-tone, bullseye dial has a blue outer minute track with slim, painted, white baton markers that extend into the inner silver ring. At 3 o'clock is the unusual, French day/date function, with a cyclops magnification on the crystal. At the centre of the dial are the baton hour and minute hands, which are nicely complemented by the blue central seconds hand. Truely one the best and sharpest condition examples we have seen!
The 166.079 Dynamic model's case, designed by the Italian casemaker Fernando Fontana, is a unique ellipse shape, yet the dial and movement are both round. The excitement doesn't stop there - the 41mm case is a monocoque, or one-piece, front-loading case. It is one solid piece of brushed stainless steel. The case also has a recessed crown, which gives it a sporty, aero...dynamic feel, despite it's ovular shape.
Inside this beauty is the automatic Omega caliber 752 with a French calendar wheel and quickset date, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've kept the watch on it's original Omega, integrated bracelet, but we love a Dynamic on leather too!
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
As a child of the 1970s, I've always loved a Dynamic - they are always a really comfortable wear on the wrist and have a great, sporty feel to them. The two-tone, bullseye dial is probably one of my favourite Dynamic dials and this one checks all the right boxes! The perfect watch for the vintage watch newbie, seasoned collector, Dynamic collector or 1970s lover.
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 36mm
Lugs : 24mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty