1954 Omega Waterproof 'Big Eye' - Ref. 2791-5
A fine and rare Omega Waterproof.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This specific stainless steel Omega houses the very famous antimagnetic caliber 266. This very clean movement based on the legendary 30T2, features a Breguet hairspring and 17 jewels, it's production stopped in 1963. The perfect balance of the original dial, with the 'Big Eye' subdial makes it a timeless elegant classical wristwatch. The overall condition is 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.
- Maker: Omega
- Model: Waterproof 'Big Eye'
- Reference: 2791-5
- Serial: 143865XX
- Year: 1954
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 36x44x10mm
- Caliber: In House Omega 266
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in excellent condition. The case is well preserved, and the original light brown dial with its 'Big Eye' subdial looks great. The original lume matching perfectly the hands is present. This is a fine classic timepiece, elegant, sporty and rare, with a presence on the wrist, perfect for everyday wear.