Omega Chronometer 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.
Original features include: Two-tone dial with Arabic numerals, triangular markers at 3 and 9 o’clock; gold hands; signed case measuring 34mm; signed crown; automatic movement (19,800 bph – 5.5 beats per second – with 17 jewels, a caliber 352 bumper) which has been regulated. This exceptional piece is running well, keeping excellent time, and is complemented by a leather 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.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.