Omega Geneve Black Crosshair - Model Ref: 131.019 - Red Crosshair Scientific/Technical Dial - c.1968 ***SOLD***
A Stylish and Unusual Omega Geneve with a Black and Red Scientific/Technical Dial, Model Ref: 131.019, Issued in 1968
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Omega first began applying "Genève" to the dials of their dressier 30mm watches in 1953. This was in honour of their 30mm calibre that set records at the Geneva Observatory. By 1967 the name began to be applied to models throughout Omega's range, such as the Omega Dynamic, that were produced in large volumes.
What's on Offer
This rare 1965 Omega Geneve boasts a black "technical" or "scientific" dial with red crosshairs - a beautifully minimalistic dial design that is rather unusual to come across. The dial has been well preserved and bears its original lume on the hour plots which have aged to a pale yellow, there are also remnants of lume on the pencil hands. The red crosshair is a striking detail and corresponds with the red Omega logo. The dial is encapsulated under shatterproof Plexiglas which is encased in stainless steel. Another point of interest about this watch - it has the Portuguese import stamp (also known as the Portuguese dent) which was usually placed on the upper side of the left upper lug. This location was chosen so the tax inspectors could easily see the importation tax had been paid. You learn something new every day!
This is an interesting and stylish watch with a slight nod to elements of Bauhaus design. It looks great on the wrist and is running well.
Case: Stainless Steel
Bracelet: Leather Pin Buckle Strap
Movement Type: Mechanical
Calibre: Omega 601
Power reserve: 48hrs
Condition: Very Good
Model Reference: 131.019
Date of issue: c.1968
Warranty: 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown): 33.5mm
Lug width: 18mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 38mm
Wrist size: Adjustable