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Omega Genève Ref. 166.041 Blue Dial

Have a look at this lovely Omega dress watch. A steel case, measuring 34 mm but wearing larger. This Omega is fitted with an automatic calibre. But this watch is so much more than its specs.

It is all in the details, the mesmerizing blue dial paired with a matching leather strap makes it a real gem. The leather strap is one of the newest additions to our private label collection. handmade in Belgium and it beautifully accentuates the colour of the tritium.

€ 2.250

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Details
Brand Omega
Diameter 34 mm
Model Geneve
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 166.041
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket steel
Year of production (circa) 1971
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Blue
Movement Automatic
Backstory

Omega is located in Bienne, Switzerland. Still, many Omega watches feature a Geneve mark on the dial. This oddity was introduced in 1953, as a nod to the accuracy records set by the manufacture at the Geneva Observatory.

The Geneve designation was added to watches that were more accessibly priced and produced in large quantities from 1967 onwards. While some Omegas are only labeled Geneve, the name was often added to other collections, such as the Dynamic range. As such, it is not technically a collection like the Speedmaster or the Constellation, but rather a designation of a focus on competitive pricing and a younger audience.

The label was dropped in 1979, although at that point it made up over 60% of Omega’s total annual sales.

A prime example of a line within the Geneve category is the Dynamic, launched in 1967. A design by Raymond Thévenaz that was a radical departure from what came before. The early Dynamics featured unique elliptical cases, with round dials and no lugs. A screw-ring on the back offered a unique way of switching straps and bracelets.

These monocoque cases did not feature a separate case back and watchmakers had to access them dial-side, by removing the crown and popping off the crystal with a burst of air into the crown-tube.

Around the start of the 1970’s, the Dynamic collection was moved from the Geneve category into the De Ville range. This is why you will find variants labeled Geneve Dynamic as well as De Ville Dynamic. Just in case you were wondering “Is it me or are Omega collections a bit confusing?” No worries. It is not you. It is Omega. There is even a super-funky Seamaster Dynamic from the 1980’s, if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

The Dynamic range would continue to be a playground for radical designs that would look out of place in more conservative collections.

As with most Omega ranges, both the Geneve and the Dynamic can be found in tons of different executions and varieties. These two ranges specifically, harbor some real high-value gems as prices have not sky-rocketed like on some other collections.

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

166.041

Year of production (circa)

1971

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Blue

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only