1956 Omega Ref.2900-1 Rare Black Dial

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Here is something most Omega collectors should appreciate - 34 mm stainless steel case with massive and beautiful lugs, classics of then "refreshed" Omega's design of the mid-50s. It boasts with extremely rare original black dial (with charming patina turning the colour into dark brown, original radium plots) and the successor of Cal.30T2 - antimagnetic gold-plated Cal.267. Truly attractive and very honest timepiece for a demanding Omega aficionado.

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. Satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Fine condition with strong geometry. Polished in the past. Shows various traces of use - scratches, minor dents. 
  • 34.5 mm (without crown) / 41 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown signed with Omega logo.
  • Replacement plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand
    • Cal.267 (Cal.30T2 family) signed "Omega Swiss"
    • Gold-plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h and 43 hours of power-reserve. Incabloc shock protection.
    • Serial number: 15245132
    • Service history is unknown, however, the watch shows strong results: 230 deg. of amplitude, +6 seconds a day, 1 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Untouched gilt black dial in good condition with minor ageing and over the surface turning into dark brown tone.
    • Some lume plots are missing
    • Signed "Omega" at 12 o'clock. Correctly signed "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock. Raised arrow-shaped hour markers and raised golden Arabic numerals at quarters.
    • Original golden luminous hands in good condition. 

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade calfskin leather strap and generic steel buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Omega


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