1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
Ref: 166.079

1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
1970 Omega Geneve Dynamic 166.079 Day/Date Racing Blue
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£795.00
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The Watch

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. 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. 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 an Omega Geneve Dynamic with a 41mm stainless steel ellipse (UFO) shape case. At 42mm lug to lug and a thickness of 12mm 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 two-tone textured dial that has a stardust effect that sparkles as you rotate your wrist. A blue outer minute track is precisely printed. Slim painted white baton indexes mark the hours inside a silver ring, at 3 o’clock a day/date window with a cyclops magnification on the crystal. Baton hands with luminescence infill complemented by a blue central seconds hand. On the reverse, a screw back that holds only the strap in place, as you take the movement out from the front. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 565, 24 jewels,19,800 beats per hour. The quickset date is done by repeatedly pulling the crown. The watch comes fitted with its original 24mm Omega integrated stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Omega box or paperwork. The watch comes paired on an original Omega bracelet with a signed clasp, the bracelet length is large and will fit a 7.75/8inch wrist. The watch is from Circa. 1970 and is sold in worn, vintage condition and remains in all original and fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


As a big fan of 1970s watches the Dynamic is an obvious favourite of mine, especially as I own a rare "Chronostop" DeVille/Dynamic hybrid craziness! The case shape wears so well on the wrist, it looks fantastic and they are super comfortable, I really believe if Omega brought this back into the modern line up the collecting world would go mad for them. In the meantime, I guess we can all enjoy the vintage models for a great price.

Specification

Reference : 166.079
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 565
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1970
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs :
 24mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof