For sale we have a beautiful example of Art Deco design from Omega. This is a mid 1930s Omega tank watch with a full stainless steel case measuring 15mm x 24mm without looped lugs. It has rare black dial with gold signing which adds an extra touch of class to this neat watch. The lugs are central and looped, in cocktail watch style. To the right is the original dimpled crown which adds to the elegance of the piece. Inside, the movement is protected by the original movement cover to add dust proofing. The manual wind calibre T12.6 movement has been serviced and is functioning exceptionally well for such a small calibre. This is a very rarely seen style of Art Deco omega, with unusual dial tone and a rare movement calibre, all packaged into the high quality full Stainless-Steel case. It comes with a rare, period omega box
The dial is well executed, with a black base tone and gold railroad track, omega signing and Arabic numerals. This is protected by the stylish, thick cut crystal which adds depth to the watches design.
The Stainless tank case is beautifully designed with a brushed straight section either side of the raised loop lugs. The sides of the case are polished and facetted, falling away from the dial. The sides are flat and lightly brushed which adds a sharpness to the case, balancing well with the curvature to either end of the top of the case. The mix of brushed and polished finishes catches the eye and is important in enhancing the texture of the watch. The dimpled crown is incredibly neat and elegant. These rarely remain of watches of this age in such good condition.
The case back is flat and tightly sealed and has a brushed finish. Inside it is signed Omega, with the serial number clear. The movement is protected by the original movement cover to aid dust proofing. The calibre T12.6 movement is in excellent original condition thanks to this. It has siging for Omega, with a jewel count of 15 and a serial number which dates it to 1935. The balance is cut compensated with Breguet hairspring. It has been serviced and keeps time to within +10 seconds a day.
This is an incredibly elegant watch, rarely seen from Omega in this period. It is unusual in its mix between tank and cocktail design and the result is seriously impressive. This is a watch to be proudly worn on an evening or at dinner.
Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
The black dial is original and is in decent condition. It has a simple rectangular railroad track with stylised Arabic numerals which are clear in a gold tone. The Omega signing is clear too. There is discolouration to the finish, associated with ageing.
The hands are original of Plume style in a gold tone. They are in good condition with no bending. They have some light corrosion.
The thick cut acrylic crystal is original and has no major marks.
The stainless crown is original and in good condition.
The case is formed of Stainless Steel and is in good condition with light surface scratching. It has a mix of polished and brushed finishes. It remains unpolished.
The case back is stainless steel and is in good condition with original brushed finish and light surface scratching associated with ageing. It seals very tightly.
The watch comes on a later expanding bracelet in New Old Stock condition.
The movement is an Omega calibre T12.6 T.1, dating to 1936 with a jewel count of 15 and a frequency of 18,000 BPH.
The movement has been serviced. It’s keeping time to +10 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 240 degrees and a beat error of 2.9m/s.
Case width: 14.5mm
Case width with crown: 16.5mm
Case length: 24mm
Case length lug to lug: 32.5mm
Case Depth: 7.5mm
Lug width: 4.5mm loop
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