This is a very rare and super attractive Omega stainless steel manual wind watch, with a striking glossy black lacquer dial and gilt printing. The case is oversized for the production period, measuring 37mm wide and 11mm thick. The calatrava style steel case is done in a combination of satin finish on the sides and polished on the top surfaces. The case shows sharp edges and most likely has never been polished.
The glossy black dial is completely original, with the gilt printing crisp and intact. The Cathedral style hands have aged beautifully to a rose patina. The lacquer on the dial does show some spotting from age, but the patina is very even and not visible unless the dial is inspected closely. Our watchmaker observed that the dial is stable as is with no signs of flaking. We did not touch the dial.
This Omega houses the venerable Caliber 23.4 SC, 17 jewels, 18,000 bph. The movement was recently serviced by one of New York’s top watchmakers at considerable cost and using only original Omega parts.
The watch comes with a new strap, an Omega steel buckle, and Extract from the Omega Archives with matching serial numbers, confirming the watch was sold in Serbia on November 30, 1939.