2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
Ref: 511.13.40.20.03.001

2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
£4,950.00
Unit price
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Specification

Reference : 511.13.40.20.03.001
Movement : Automatic Omega Co-Axial Cal. 8800
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : August 2021
Case Size : 39.5mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Omega presentation box, swing tag, Loupe and paperwork. The watch is paired with its Omega 20mm Blue Alligator leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from August 2021 and is sold in used condition, but overall the watch is in very fair condition. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2021 Omega Seamaster City Editions London Boutique Blue Limited to 399 pieces, this special collection has been created to celebrate the historical and famous architecture found in London.¬†The 39.5mm polished and brushed stainless steel case gently curves over your wrist with the characteristic twisted lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensure a comfortable fit, polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp flowing lines. On the right side is an onion-style crown, on the left side you find the number out of 399 engraved into it, ours is the number 207. A smooth slim polished bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides above a deep midnight blue lacquered dial that has a smokey effect as you rotate your wrist. Long 18ct White Gold dagger indexes mark the hours surrounding an inner minute track, at 6 o‚Äôclock a date window, and elegant 18ct White Gold leaf hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o‚Äôclock we have the Omega Seamaster motif and at 6 o‚Äôclock Co-Axial Master Chronometer completes this mesmerising London Boutique exclusive timepiece. On the reverse a screwed-down exhibition case back with a grey ring of an artistic London Cityscape, including St.Pauls, Bucking Palace, Tower Bridge and many other famous historical buildings. Inside an automatic Omega Co-Axial Cal. 8800, 35 jewels, 25200 beats per hour, a Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, "Swiss National Metrology Institute", the watch goes through COSC certification before being selected for the eight tests run by METAS, this movement is resistant to magnetic fields, it has a silicon balance spring that winds in both directions, decorated with C√ītes de Gen√®ve. The watch comes paired with an Omega 20mm Blue Alligator leather strap with a signed buckle¬†and the watch comes with its Omega presentation box, swing tag, Loupe and paperwork.


Personal Note

I remember when this watch came out as I was working at retail at the time and the number of stores that would call to try to get us to send this watch for their customer was huge! We were restricted to selling it only within Omega Boutiques and exclusively in London, rightfully so considering its connection. A truly beautiful dial and perfectly executed design in my opinion, sits fantastically on the wrist and to be had for less than the original RRP! That's something worth jumping on...


The Brand

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. in 1848 founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds. When he died in 1879, his sons carried on his dream. In 1880 they moved to 96 Rue Jakob-Stampfli where they remain today. The brothers produced their first mass-produced calibre, the Labrador In 1885.¬† Just a few years later in 1892, they produced the first minute-repeater. 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. In 1930, Omega and Tissot merged together to form Soci√©t√© Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlog√®re (SSIH) In 1931, another group was formed - Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG). Where SSIH was primarily French-speaking, ASUAG was founded by the more German-speaking members of the Swiss watch industry. In 1948 they introduced the first edition of one of its most symbolic watches: the Seamaster. Omega first introduced the Constellation in 1952. At the time it was Omega's flagship timepiece. The first models had a Cal. 354 bumper movement in them. Later in 1955, Omega introduced the Automatic Cal. 50x, followed in 1959 by the Cal.55x (no date) and 56x (date) versions. Many of the Constellations came with pie-pan dials, diamond indexes, and fancy lug configurations. All the gold Constellations of that time have the Observatory of Geneva's hand engraved on the back. The stainless steel and stainless steel/gold versions had a gold medallion on the back with the Observatory of Geneva. The eight stars above the Observatory stand for the many exploits of Omega in the world Chronometer competition. Celebrating the fact that all Constellations are Chronometer Certified. In 1962,¬† when astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster on his Mercury Sigma 7 Mission, making it the first Omega watch to enter space. After rigorous 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. In 1969, President Nixon famously said it was ‚Äútoo valuable‚ÄĚ and turned down the first-ever all-gold Speedmaster Professional Deluxe. As a response to the ever-growing threat of electronic watches to the manufacturers of mechanical watches, Omega and many Swiss brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe formed Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH). Prototypes began to appear in 1967 with their production starting in 1968. Then In 1972, Omega introduced the reference, 198.030, which included the Omega calibre 1250, a ‚Äėtuning-fork electronic movement which was made under licence from Bulova. Later we saw a merger of SSIH and ASUAG into SMH, or Soci√©t√© de Micro√©lectronique et d‚ÄôHorlogerie. This merger took place in 1983. In 1992, the company acquired Blancpain, and in 1998 it officially rebranded itself from SMH to the Swatch Group. Then, in 1999, they purchased and integrated Breguet into the Swatch Group.