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 represented a more value-orientated range. The Calvin factory in Geneva closed in 1972 and the name "Genève" finally disappeared on their dials in 1979. During this period the "Genève" models accounted for 60% of all Omega sales.
The Omega Genève Dynamic was introduced in 1967 and launched in 1968. Raymond Thévenaz designed the collection. Dynamic, refers to the unique shape of the case, after an in-depth study of the way a watch sits on a wrist. The Dynamic line became a success and went on for a number of years. The unique case shape is an ellipse, though the dial and the movement are round. Fernando Fontana (Sesto Calende), an Italian case maker, designed and produced this case for Omega.
Here we have a 1969 Omega Geneve Dynamic 135.033 with a 41mm stainless steel ellipse (UFO) shape case. At 42.5mm lug to lug and a thickness of 11mm you can be sure of a comfortable fit. The case is a monocoque (coque in French means hull) case design, made from a solid piece of brushed stainless steel, access to the movement is by removing the crystal with a special tool. On the right side, a signed recessed crown. A domed Omega crystal sits above a black textured dial. An outer minute track is precisely printed. Applied chamfered edges baton indexes mark the hours. Sword hands with luminescence infill complemented by a red center seconds hand. On the reverse, a screw back that holds only the bracelet in place, as you take the movement out from the front. Inside a Manually Wound Omega Ca.l. 601, 17 jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original Omega 27mm stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only". The watch is paired with its original Omega bracelet with a signed folding clasp in very fair vintage condition. The watch is from Circa. 1969, and is sold in very fair vintage condition, as you can see. The dial with the chamfered batons and luminance is in great condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.