Information

  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Year: 1941
  • Model: Chronograph
  • Reference: OG 2078
  • Calibre: 28.9
  • Movement: Manual mechanical
  • Material: 14ct rose gold
  • Features/complications: 
  • Dial: Black dial with outer gilt tachymetric  scale with inner minute track with strokes to 1/5th of a second, inner telemeter scale and applied gold Arabic numeral hour indices and subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minute register at 3 o’clock with gold leaf shaped hands and gold centre chronograph hand.
  • Case dimensions: 33mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 03197

Essay

Initially introduced in 1932, the '28.9' chronograph was OMEGA's first small wrist chronograph, made in both stainless steel or gold. Primarily designed to be a sportsman's watch, it was eventually used by pilots and commanders. (including Amelia Earhart's 28.9 T1 enamel dial). By 1943 the 28.9 had been phased out then discontinued but not before paving the way for the 33.3 calibre, the 27 CHRO, and later the calibre 321 & 861.