Outstanding example of horological art of the 1950s - elegant and technologically advanced Omega Tresor made in 1954. It boasts with oversize 38 mm pink gold case with multi-faceted fancy lugs, mint honeycomb dial and bumper-automatic cal.344 which was produced for only about 2 years.
The watch went through complete service in October 2016.
Manufacturer: Omega SA, Switzerland
Type: Manual-winding wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1954
Case type: 3-body, with snap-on caseback, high polished finishing.
Case material: 18k Pink gold
Case measurement: 38 mm (without crown) / 47 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 11311078
Case back: Snap-back, signed "Omega Fab.Suisse - Swiss Made", with serial number and Swiss gold hallmarks on the inner side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Pink gold fluted crown, signed with Omega logo.
Movement type: Automatic bumper movement with small seconds hand
Movement model: Cal.344 signed ‘Omega’.17 jewels, 19800 A/h and 43 hours of power-reserve. Incabloc shock protection.
Movement serial number: 14031838
Dial: Silver-white "honeycomb" guilloche dial decorated with raised faceted golden hour markers, raised golden Arabic numerals, minutes track in the middle section of the dial, signed ‘Omega’ and bearing raised golden Omega logo at 12 o’clock.
Hands: Original pink gold hour and minute hands, pink gold small seconds hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint) and mint condition with sharp hallmarks. Professionally polished, showing no signs of use or wear.
Movement condition: 1 (mint), serviced, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. Serviced in October 2016.
Dial/hands condition: 1 (mint), untouched original dial in very good condition.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with alligator strap and Omega gold-plated buckle. It comes also with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1 year technical warranty
It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.
In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width.
Diameter without crown
It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:
This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.
This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.