To own an Omega Century is to join a small club of Omega enthusiasts and collectors. Manufactured in small numbers for export to only a few counties around the world (not the UK), it ran until the 1960s when another manufacturer (eventually Century Time) bought the rights to use the name Century on their watches. It will never again appear on an Omega watch!
This is a fine rose gold plate example in excellent overall condition. The majority of Omega gold plate watches have a thickness of 20 microns of gold. This has 80 microns which partially explains why there are absolutely no signs of it rubbing through. A few very tiny dints demonstrate that this this watch has been very well cared for.
The cream dial has speckles evenly dispersed and eventually this will turn into patina. Rose gold coloured hands and hour batons (dart shaped on the quarters). Unusual yet original red sweep seconds hand. Applied gold coloured Omega logo. Signed Omega, Century and Swiss Made all in black. Good crystal with original Omega signed crown (gold worn from the face). This watch is to be wound manually.
Inside is a very clean example of the Omega calibre 283, a direct derivative of the legendary 30T2. Being anti-magnetic and incorporating Incabloc shock absorption means it can be a great daily wear.
Comes with a non Omega brown leather strap and buckle.
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1952 Omega Century 80 Micron Gold Plate
Year 1952 - 1953 Case Metal Gold plate Back Metal Gold plate Back Type Snap Diameter* 35 Length** 39 Power Manual Calibre 283
*mm excluding crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug