1961 Omega Geneve Vintage Mens Handwound "Disco Volante" Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7548

Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored and rare example of one of Omega's classic vintage gent's Geneve watches.

Our web research turned up only one other example anywhere on the internet (although we are not suggesting that only two were made).

Known in collecting circles as the Flying Saucer or in Italian "Disco Volante," this style of watch with large bezel has a dramatic, avant-garde flair, yet is elegant enough to be worn on the wrists of men of distinction. Both Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe made their own versions of Disco Volante watches.

The case possesses a recessed crown disrupting less the purity of the perfectly symmetrical circular design.

Powering it is its original caliber 600 handwound movement adjusted to two positions that powered many of Omega's watches from the era including Seamasters and was even worked into a chronometer version.

It is 100% Omega down to the original hands and winding crown! It presents in true gorgeously restored condition.

Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice!

The case presents as mint condition. The original dial has been meticulously refinished - the word Geneve was done in an earlier period font.

As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it. It winds smoothly and is running strong and very true. Photos of the inside available upon request.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

A four decade old Omega that looks like new on the wrist!

Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial number: 18,617,905
  • Year built: c. 1961
  • Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 131.006
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable
  • Case condition: Presents as mint
  • Dimensions: 34.2mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Gloss black, steel indexes, outer minute track, previously restored. The word Geneve was done in an earlier period font.
  • Hands: Original
  • Movement type: Omega caliber 600, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: Omega Swiss, 600, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to 2 Pos.
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, original, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true. 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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