|Year of production (circa)
Omega ‘Jumbo’ Ref. 2256
Built to last!
This watch left the Omega workshop around 76 years ago. Equipped on the wrist of a gentleman and perhaps traveled all over the world. Finally arrived at us and restored to its former glory. The original elements have of course been preserved.
So what are the original elements? Well, for example, the dial with its original hands and rose gold colored applied markers. The blue centralized minute track is not something we see very often, paired with the uncommon size of 37 mm it is an amazing rare vintage find.
Mechanically made in order by our certified Omega specialist. Hand-wound as was appropriate at the time. The leather strap is of a simple type, do you want something more frivolous or tougher? No problem, you can choose from our wide range.
Vintage also has to do with feeling, everyone experiences it differently. Details, details… that’s what it’s all about. How do you feel about this big guy?
We would love to tell you all about it in our shop!
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Omega was founded in La chaux-de-fonds by Louis Brandt in 1848, although the company would not be named Omega until 1903. It is one of the most successful Swiss watch houses, both in terms of sales and historical significance.
Louis Brandt was already rather innovative before his Omega days. He developed the very first minute-repeater wristwatch with Audemars Piguet in 1892. Although Brandt died in 1903, Omega would not lose its innovative nature. Among its biggest accomplishments are the manufacture of the first tourbillon wristwatch movement in 1947 and the first large-scale commercial implementation of George Daniels’ co-axial escapement in 1999.
The biggest highlight in Omega’s history is undoubtedly the moon landing in 1969. Both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wore Omega Speedmasters on the lunar surface. But there is so much more to this Swiss powerhouse. They launched the very first dive watch with the Omega Marine, all the way back in 1932. That is some twenty years before the Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms and Rolex Submariner would redefine the category.
Omega has no shortage of hit collections. From the Speedmaster to the Seamaster and from the Constellation to the De Ville, with tons and tons of variations within all of those lines. You may opt for a yellow gold pie-pan Constellation or for a chunky Ploprof. There is something for everyone.
And that is before we go into Omega’s military history, including the Dirty dozen MOD-issued field watch. And we cannot forget James Bond, with his tricked out Seamasters since 1995’s Goldeneye.
No wonder then, that we love Omega so much!
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