- 1949 Omega Oversized 38mm Chronometer 'Calatrava' Dresswatch + Box - Ref. 2603-4
1949 Omega Oversized 38mm Chronometer 'Calatrava' Dresswatch + Box - Ref. 2603-4
A fine and rare oversized Omega 'Chronometer' dresswatch.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This specific stainless steel Omega houses the very famous and legendary 30T2, version 265 with micrometric chronometer adjusting, there were very few 'Chronometer' grade manufactured. The oversized case with the perfect balance of the two-tone silver dial featuring a large subdial, and the thin case makes it a timeless elegant classical wristwatch. The overall condition is just stunning.
Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed it's name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph to be chosen by the NASA in 1965, the first watch worn on the moon.
Oversized Omega watches were very rare in these years, especially with a 'Cronometer' grade movement, this is indeed a rare bird !
- Maker: Omega
- Model: Oversized Chronometer 'Calatrava'
- Reference: 2603-4
- Year: 1949
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 38x45x9mm
- Caliber: In House Omega 265 chronometer
- Bracelet/Strap: Black genuine aligator leather
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: Original Omega box
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in excellent condition. The case is extremely well preserved, and the original 'Two-Tone' silver dial with matching silver 'Leaf' hands is dashing. This is a very rare classic timepiece, elegant and exclusive, with a real presence on the wrist with its 38mm case, perfect for everyday wear or more formal events.