- 1947 Omega 'Calatrava' Classical Dresswatch - Ref. 13322
1947 Omega 'Calatrava' Classical Dresswatch - Ref. 13322
A fine and elegant Omega dresswatch.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This specific stainless steel Omega houses the very famous and legendary 30T2. The perfect balance of the two-tonedial, with a large subdial and the thin case 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.
A L Dennison were based in Birmingham, and was an English case-makers who imported Omega movements and cased them for Omega some in 9k or 18k and also stainless steel (“Denisteel”) cases. They cased movements for several other Swiss makers too, including Rolex and Longines.
The top number 13322 is the Dennison case reference (for style or type), and is not found in the Omega database, unlike many of the American 14k case references which are in the Omega DB. Then we have the maker’s ID, the Omega triangle (which does not appear on Dennison cases until 1953), the 1345 is a serial number which all Dennison cases have and is unique to this watch, unlike the Swiss cases which have a case style reference only.
- Maker: Omega
- Model: Calatrava
- Reference: 13322
- Year: 1947
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 34x40x9,5mm
- Caliber: In House Omega 30T2 PC AM
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
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 fine classic timepiece, elegant and pure, with a presence on the wrist, perfect for everyday wear or more formal events.