Created for the Prix de Ville de Geneve in 1965 by Omega's sales director Robert and designed by Raymond Thevanaz, the Dynamic is a wonderful example of a true "Space Age" retro style. It was first released to the public in 1967.
The duo conceived of a watch that could bring the idea of modernity and personality to the wearer. The clean and functional watch, a considerable success for Omega, pushed the boundaries of functionality and design with some features that really made it stand out:
- An ellipse shape with recessed crown determined to be the best geometric shape for the wrist, determined after extensive study
- Easy to read dial with "time zone" sections
- Unicoc case with hermetically sealed crystal water-resistant to a depth of 30m.
- Available with a stainless steel bracelet or easily interchangeable water-resistant Cor-fam straps
According to an Omega advertisement at the time, "The shape of the Omega Dynamic was determined by the anatomy of your wrist; its dial by the workings of your eyes; it strap by the physiology of your skin."
Today's offering showcases this classic Dynamic. Powering the watch is Omega's 1022 movement with pioneering so-called "double quick-set" day and date features.
*Note that the time was set to approx. 10:30pm when the photographs were taken so the day and date windows were just beginning to change for a new day. They line-up well in the windows as they should.
This is an early double quick-setting day date Omega watch. Omega created the 1020 and 1022 series movement with a double quick-set capability for convenient setting of the day and date. Though many connoisseurs associate the idea of the double quick-set watch with Rolex, which first offered the President model with this "new" feature in late 1990, Omega's 1020 series mechanisms were a pioneer of the technology in large scale production watches.
It has fully Omega parts down to the original hands and winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.
Its steel case presents as mint. Its wonderful midnight blue gloss dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration, its automatic Omega movement has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running exceptionally strong and true.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Our friend Desmond Guilfolye has a great write up on Dynamics that can be found here
Please note: An example of this watch resides in the Omega museum, and a published example can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 483.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1970
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Quick-Setting Day, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 40.4mm diameter (excluding crown) by 36.1mm
Dial: Dark midnight blue, it has a wonderful gloss finish that changes tone as the light hits it from different directions, signed Omega De Ville Dynamic, meticulously restored. *Note that the time was set to approx. 10:30pm when the photographs were taken so the day and date windows were just beginning to change for a new day. They line-up well in the windows as they should.
Hands: Original, steel "batons"
Movement type: 1020/1022 series, copper colored, self-winding, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Band: Cor-fam style strap (likely aftermarket) designed to replicate the look of the original with what appears to be the watch's original buckle
Crystal: Acrylic, unsigned, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration, its automatic Omega movement has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running strong and true.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 email@example.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
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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.
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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.