A classic and elegant dress watch from Omega with a stylish, symmetrical, two-tone dial, complete with cross hairs which echo the markings on the subsidiary seconds dial. The bold hour markers are evocative of timeless 1950s design. We have invested in a full dial restoration to bring this impressive piece back to its former stunning beauty.
There's a small and hardly noticeable mark on the top left lug. It isn't a hallmark on a stainless steel case (although you could be fooled into thinking it's white gold or platinum!) - it's a Portuguese import mark! These import marks were made as a way of easily viewing if taxes had been paid on a timepiece. It isn't a dent, it's a cool, little fact with a good story! The stainless steel, 3-piece clip on case houses a high-grade, mechanical manual-wind caliber 266 movement. We've paired this watch on a black suede strap but it works well on anything.
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, 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 larger size 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!
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1954
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty