18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954
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18ct yellow gold automatic dress wristwatch. Made 1954

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OMEGA
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  • Brand: OMEGA 
  • Year: 1954
  • Model: Dress watch
  • Reference: 13308
  • Calibre: 501
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Dennison case
  • Dial: Silvered two-tone dial with inner minute track featuring applied gilt mirror polished arrow shaped hour indices and Arabic quarters with gilt Dauphine hands and centre seconds
  • Case dimensions: 35 mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • Web reference: 02344

Essay: This 18ct yellow gold Omega is really something quite special, this is because of the oversized 35 mm (excluding the crown) case size and that it is a ‘Dennison’ cased Omega 13308. Dennison are renowned for being one of the best-case manufacturers in the world, from the early 1930’s they made gold cases for Omega, Rolex and many other manufacturers, the quality of their cases was of the highest standard and were amongst the best gold cases in the world.

The company closed in the late 1960’s, mainly as a result of a failure to modernize, a real shame but also a real testament to English craftsmanship. The cases were made in very small numbers comparatively to the main manufacturers for the most part due to the fact that their manufacturing process wasn’t mechanized, the cases were made by hand. This example is one of the first of the caliber 500 movements, running calibre 501.