Omega Bumper Gold Cap 1954
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About this watch
This exceptional 1954 Omega Bumper Gold Cap, produced just six years after the first Seamaster model, carries all the fine traits of the Seamaster lineage. Built with a little more depth than many of the other Seamaster slimline dress watches, it has its own distinct style.
A luxury dress watch with beautiful gold bar markers to match its gold cap – a layer of real gold melted onto a base of steel – it has a calibre 354 automatic movement with a beat rate of 19,800 bph (5.5 beats per second), 17 jewels and incabloc shock protection. It runs very well, holds a good charge and maintains excellent time. Both the 33mm diameter case and the crown are signed.
The watch movement has been fully serviced and regulated and a new brown strap has been added as a stylish accompaniment.
A little history:
Based on the pilot’s watch supplied by Omega to the RAF in 1945, the Seamaster was launched in 1948 to celebrate Omega’s centenary year. This particular vintage watch dates from the pinnacle of the Seamaster marque.
Also in 1954:
Elvis Presley recorded and released his first single, That’s All Right, a cover version of a song originally written and performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup;
a peace deal was struck in Indo-China after nearly eight years of war between France and the nationalist forces of Ho Chi Minh; Lord of the Flies by William Golding was published in the UK