MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 34mm
Evolving from the first pocket chronographs developed by the Brandt brothers in 1885, the early series production OMEGA chronographs fitted with 19’’’ CHRO calibre in 1898, those to measure the distance of a lightning strike, the speed of a bullet, the lap of an Olympic athlete or to aid such great men as Thomas Edward Lawrence- better known as Lawrence of Arabia, OMEGA has a long and well established history in the production and development of fine chronograph timepieces.
This particular model is fitted with calibre 321, which would later be classed as ‘flight qualified’ by NASA and was used in the OMEGA Speedmaster – the first wristwatch worn on the Moon in 1969.
- John F. Kennedy succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as the 35th President of the United States of America.
- Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space, orbiting the Earth once.
- The Soviet submarine K-19 reactor leak occurs in the North Atlantic.