In 1942 Omega launched a new brand to coincide with the introduction of its first automatic calibres, the 30.10 and the 28.10. It was called the Omega Automatic and possibly because it predated the better known Seamaster and Constellation, it has slipped into obscurity as a brand so much so that the word "Automatic" in the range is frequently and incorrectly seen as no more than a descriptive term.
This is a beautiful 14k solid gold Omega Automatic probably built just after WW2 in 1946. All original in great condition, the two-tone dial has aged well with an even patina. Applied gold hour batons with matching leaf-shaped hands and a blued steel sweeping seconds hand. Inner minute track to the 1/5 of a second. The crystal is in good condition. The domed crown is unsigned but probably original. The case with its protruding lyre shape lugs and case back are both 14k solid gold and marked as such. Both in excellent condition showing only minor superficial scratches. The Omega calibre 28.10 RA PC movement inside is in excellent condition too. Comes with a genuine used Omega strap and an Omega signed buckle. A really elegant top quality time-piece.
A large photograph of this exact watch design can be seen on page 257 (fig 2320) in "Omega, A journey Through Time".
1940s Omega Automatic 14k Solid Gold Wrist Watch
Date 1944-1946 Case Metal 14k Solid Gold Back Metal 14k Solid Gold Back Type Snap Diameter* 33 Power Automatic Calibre 28.10 RA PC
*mm excluding crown