The highly collectible 30T2 RG Chronometer was to tell Omega that there was a market for highly accurate watches and lead to the introduction of the Constellation range where every watch was a chronometer.
This particular watch does not shout loudly about its credentials but displays the simplicity and elegance later seen in many of the De Ville range. It has a technical dial with each second index being subdivided into 5. Very fine Roman numerals, Omega logo and signed Omega all in black. Chronometer signed on the dial (usually represented by chronometre in the 1940s) is conspicuous by its absence. Variations from the standard or expectation were reasonably common with Omega during and after the war years when supplies could easily be disrupted. Blued steel leaf hands and a matching sweep seconds hand. The dial has numerous small age spots and a scratch between 5 and 6. Omega signed crown.
The stainless steel case and case back, which has been polished, are in very good condition with only a few minor scratches. The case back is marked Omega on the inside.
The introduction of the 30T2 movement by Omega in the 1930s was pivotal in their watch production and went on to form the bedrock for their success for the next 25 years. Relatively small numbers were manufactured in the advanced RG guise as chronometers and each and every one was independently tested for accuracy.
It comes with a used black leather non-Omega strap.
1945 Omega 30T2 RG Chronometer
Year 1944-1946 Case Metal stainless steel Back Metal Stainless steel Back Type Snap Diameter* 35.5 Length** 43.2 Power Manual Calibre 30T2 RG
*mm excluding the crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug