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18ct yellow gold OMEGA 'Oversized' chronometer wristwatch. Made 1949

18ct yellow gold OMEGA 'Oversized' chronometer wristwatch. Made 1949

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Information

  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Made: 1949
  • Model: Chronometer
  • Reference: 
  • Calibre: 30T2 SC RG
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Centre seconds
  • Dial: Silvered dial featuring printed outer minute track with baton shaped hands 
  • Case dimensions: 35mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the archives
  • SKU: 03203

Essay

The Omega calibre 30T2, introduced in 1939, is a manual wind movement exclusively designed for timekeeping. It played a crucial role in establishing Omega's early reputation for crafting precise and high-quality timepieces. The cal. 30T2 serves as a sturdy yet straightforward base movement known for its versatility, with various versions produced until 1963. This iconic movement wasn't limited to civilian applications; the British military entered into a substantial contract with Omega to manufacture chronometer-rated timepieces for their soldiers, all featuring a modified cal. 30T2 movement. Chronometer-grade versions took home honors in observatory trials in 1946.