Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 503
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1959
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" meaning it comes with no original Omega box or original paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket 18mm suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1959 and is in original and fair condition, the case is unpolished based on my opinion, please see the photos to judge for yourself. The dial is original and in very fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. After stringent tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice of timepiece. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group. Omega first applied "Genève" to its 30mm dress watch dials in 1953. This was to celebrate records set by their watches at the Geneva Observatory. By 1967 the name was put on many more models. They used the same high-quality movements as found in the Seamaster and Dynamic models. Omega targeted the "Genève" towards the younger generation by using textured dials and representing a more value-orientated range. The Calvin factory in Geneva closed in 1972 and the name "Genève" finally disappeared on their dials in 1979. The "Genève" models accounted for 60% of all Omega sales during this period.
Here we have a 1959 Omega Geneve Calendar Crosshair 2982 with a 34mm stainless steel case with chamfered lugs. Brushed lug tops and polished sides together create an elegant profile. The lugs have a subtle curve that flows over the wrist. A lug to lug length of 42mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. The smooth bezel has bevelled edges that support a domed acrylic crystal. A two-tone cross haired dial with applied faceted arrowhead markers for the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Elegant dauphine hands complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. The two tones and cross-hair give the dial asymmetry and depth that stands out from the crowd. The case back has a brushed finish. Inside a manually wound Omega Cal. 503, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm suede strap.
We have been fortunate enough to have sold multiple Geneve's from this period, some solid gold, some unpolished and mint, but this is our first Calendar Automatic reference and I am blown away! If you are a fan of Seamasters from this period I'd highly recommend considering this Geneve, built just as well and arguably more refined and beautiful on and off the wrist! One of my personal favourites for sure.