For sale we have an exceptional single ownership example of a 1956 Omega 35mm Stainless Steel cased watch, reference 2800-1P. It is in excellent overall condition with no signs of ageing to the dial. The dial has a bright silver satin tone with mirror polished facetted hour markers, having the original pumpkin tone lume plots to the base. It has simple Omega signing and sub-second register, creating a beautifully balanced dial. The luminous dauphine hands are exceptional with the aged pumpkin tone luminous. The large Stainless case measures 35mm, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 44.25mm, meaning the watch is a significant presence on the wrist. To the right is the original Omega crown. The case back is great with brushed finish to the centre. Inside it has all the relevant signing. The Omega cal 266 movement is inside, keeping time to within +12 seconds a day. The movement is beautiful with its rose gold tone finish intact. Not a single blemish to the movement. It is proudly presented on its original 1950s Omega leather strap, with original Omega Stainless Steel buckle.
The watch comes with its original box, signed paperwork and purchase invoice.
The watch was purchase from Galli jewellers in Bellevue, Zurich, on the 18th of October 1956. It has the Galli box, with Omega Guarantee of origin from Galli, with the serial number signed. The invoice shows the watch was imported back into the UK through London airport.
This is one of the finest examples of this reference on the market. The condition communicates the beauty of the original design, with the lines, finishes and colours, without the effects of the passage of time.
Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
The dial is original and is in excellent condition. It is a silver satin tone with faccetted mirror polished arrow markers with original lume pips to the base. There is no discolouration and no signs of ageing. The 5 O’clock marker has slight corrosion but no other marks.
The hands are of luminous dauphine style and are original. They are in very good condition with original lume in-fill.
The acrylic crystal is original and is in good condition. It has the Omega monogram to the centre. It has some light surface scratches.
The Steel crown is original and is in very good condition with no real marking.
The case is Stainless Steel and is in overall good condition for the age and is rare remaining unpolished. The bezel and lugs have only light scratching. The sides of the case have light surface scratching and a couple of slightly harsher marks.
The snap on case back is in very good original condition. It has a polished outer section with light surface scratching. It is brushed to the main face which is very good and original. There are a couple of scratches towards the top from poor opening attempts.
The watch comes on its original 1950s Omega leather strap with original Omega buckle. It is in worn condition, but still has life in it.
The movement is an Omega cal 266. It is a manual wind movement with sub-second and a jewel count of 17. It has a Breguet hairspring and Incabloc shock protection. It is a very accurate workhorse of a movement.
The service history is unknown, but the movement appears very clean, is in good condition and is keeping very good time. It’s keeping time to +12 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 330 degrees and a beat error of 1.4m/s.
Case width: 35mm
Case width with crown: 36.5mm
Case length: 35mm
Case length lug to lug: 44.25mm
Case Depth: 8.25mm
Lug width: 18mm
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