In 1947, Omega released to the world the first complicated watch featuring a moon phase readout it had ever built. Called the Cosmic, it was complex even in comparison to today's watches, and could display the month, date, and day of the week with moon phase. When set correctly it could be used as a precision instrument or as a display of incredible workmanship purchased to adorn a deserving gentleman's wrist.
Today's offering showcases this lovely Cosmic encased in stainless steel.
It presents beautifully on the wrist. Its classic case has aging and pitting to the back - on the wrist, it presents as just short of mint. Its silver dial with its apertures for displaying the month, day, and phases of the moon has been previously well-restored. Its day, month, and moon phase dials are untouched.
A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced its original complicated caliber 27DL (381) movement which consists of fully disassembling the movement down to the last screw, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with correct genuine Omega replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $995 value).
It is keeping time nearly on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap and an aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment. We also have new vintage distressed style straps that would look very nice on it. Please inquire if you're interested.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Note: An example of this model resides in the Omega Museum in Switzerland. A published example can be seen in Marco Richon's work, Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 471.
Usually when things are complicated, it means more stress, more work, and more effort, but in the end, it's worth it. The same holds true for vintage wristwatches, where gifted artisans and engineers from years gone by labored months and years to create complicated timepieces that transcend art and talent. When it comes to vintage wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are reserved for these watches that do much more than merely tell time.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 12,591,867
Year made: c. 1949
Model: Cosmic, Ref. 2471-9
Functions: Hours , Day, Date, Month, Moon Phase, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Inoxydable, 2471-9
Case condition: Presents as mint with only slight signs of previous polishing
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 42.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Omega, outer date track in blue, subsidiary second and moonphase window, gold painted Arabic indices, railroad minute track, day and month in English, main dial previously well-restored, shows only very slight aging. The moon, day, and month dials are original and untouched.
Hands: Original, steel "feuilles" with original blued date hand
Movement type: High-grade, Cal. 27 DL PC (renamed to Cal. 381), copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 17 Jewels, 381
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile (aftermarket), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with an aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also have new vintage distressed style straps that would look very nice on it and lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, high dome, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced its original complicated movement which consists of fully disassembling the movement down to the last screw, carefully inspecting each part, replacing several overly worn components with correct genuine Omega replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $995 value). It is keeping time nearly on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.