VINTAGE OMEGA CHRONOMETRE 18KT ROSE GOLD WATCH CAL 30T2 SC RG 33MM 100% GENUINE. During the late 19th and early 20th century, manufacturers and their master watchmakers expended significant amounts of time and resources in preparation for Observatory trials held throughout Europe. Unlike today's annual watch fairs, these events were not intended to showcase new products.
Instead, the Observatory trials focused on the science of Chronometry and the ability to make chronometers measure time precisely. Geneva observatory trials were exclusive for companies in the Canton of Geneva, whilst Neuenburg (French: Neuchâtel) competitions were open to all manufacturers. This is why Omega and Longines set up branches in Geneva - they wanted to take part in prestigious Geneva competitions. 30 was first released in 1939 and was so successful it remained in production, regularly certified as Chronometer grade, until 1963. It became famous for winning first prize'for Precision' i.
It not only beat all comers, including Patek Philippe, but also relegated Omega's own Tourbillon movement to second place! This stunning watch with unrestored dial is a real beauty.
The 18ct solid rose gold case is immaculate. The star of the show here is undoubtedly the movement as the ultra high-grade Cal.30 T2 SC Rg chronometer, is simply one of the finest hand-wound movements ever conceived. It is an important movement from a horological point of view for its record-breaking levels of accuracy and reliability attained at the numerous competitive trials it entered and won. As can be seen, the Omega beryllium-bronze movement looks spectacularly pristine having been well cared for and properly maintained. It is marked - 16 jewels. This is a rare opportunity to own this must have addition for any serious collector of vintage Omega watches. Circa 1939 this watch runs like a train! Just wind it up and it keeps amazingly accurate time particularly for a watch that is more than 80 years old. A truly amazing work of art and horology at its finest. This gem has a beautiful, unrestored dial with lovely patina which makes this watch highly collectable. You can now have the pleasure in owning this gorgeous, much sought after timepiece.
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