Omega Chronometer 18ct Gold 1947
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About this watch
A supremely elegant, highly collectible wristwatch containing one of the first Omega automatic (bumper) chronometer grade movements. This piece offers astonishing accuracy for the year it was made and is still in incredible condition for its 68 years.
Original features include: 18ct gold dial with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, triangular markers at 3 and 9 o’clock, and diamond shaped buttons everywhere else; gold hands; a sub-second dial with black hand and markers; signed 18ct gold case measuring a large 36mm; signed crown; automatic movement (19,800 bph – 5.5 beats per second – with 17 jewels, a caliber 333 bumper) which has been fully serviced and regulated. This exceptional piece is running well, keeping excellent time, and is complemented by a brand new Italian brown lizard strap.
A little history: Omega had first entered two chronometer wristwatches for the Geneva Observatory’s annual timing competition two years earlier in 1945. It upset the global chronometric status quo when one of these snagged first place honours ahead of watches by Rolex and Patek Philippe. From here, Omega’s reputation for creating exceptionally accurate chronometers went from strength to strength. This stunning watch dates from that glorious heyday.
Original 18ct gold dial
18ct Solid Gold
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.