Stock No.

Exhibit No.2

Collection No.107

Brand

Omega

Year

1958

Movement

Calibre 501 automatic (self-winding), 20 jewels, 19800 VpH, with hour, minute and centre seconds

Case Material

Stainless steel with straight lugs, first series centre-blank caseback, outer bevel engraved CERTIFIED HIGH PRESSURE WATERPROOF, inner stamped Ω Omega Watch Co, Acier Staybrite, HF (Huguenin Frères) and 2913-1 SC

Dial

Matte black, signed Ω, OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, Seamaster 300, with triangular radium luminescent indices, Arabic numerals at the cardinal points, and further signed SWISS MADE at the bottom

Condition

Presented in original pre-owned condition, with signs of age-related wear. The dial, handset, bezel and case are all original, while the non-naiad crown may be an early service replacement, we understand that some are period-correct by 1958. The original matte black dial has a very attractive patina, and the radium markers have taken on a warm pumpkin hue, while the Broad Arrow handset has pleasing patination and matching radium lume. The Omega-signed crystal appears to have age, but is likely a service replacement. Reflecting its age, the original black Bakelite bezel insert has some losses, and there is consistent wear to the case and bracelet. This first iteration Seamaster 2913 is an exceptionally rare watch that only very occasionally becomes available, with its stunning dial and handset – a more original and honest example would be hard, if not impossible, to source.

Dimensions

38.5mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel ref. 7077, with no.6 end links, and folding clasp signed STEELINOX, Ω OMEGA, SWISS MADE and dated 1.60

Handset

Steel Broad Arrow hour and dauphine minutes with triangular radium luminescent inserts, and steel flat-end counterweighted tapered sweeping seconds

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega-signed presentation box, with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch on April 14, 1958 and its subsequent delivery to Mexico

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel serrated, with black Bakelite bezel insert and radium lume pearl at zero