The Geneve "Admiralty" watches, nicknamed so by collectors because some versions came with an anchor on the dial, were a line of watches that Omega introduced in the late 1960's as entry level diving watches. While they never became as popular as the Seamaster, today they are highly sought after by collectors because of their unique look and rarity.
Reference 135.042 is a great example of what makes these watches so desirable. The attractive sun-brushed grey dial with black block markers and tritium inlay is spectacular. The white and black hands with orange sweep seconds adds just the right amount of colour. The flat grey (almost bluish in tone) rotating bezel is unique on this reference and reinforces the diving heritage of the watch. While this piece definitely has a sporty vintage charm, the short lugs and relatively thin case make it a very stylish choice for more dressier occasion as well.
We have pared the watch with a blue Hirsch leather strap that compliments its colours. Overall, a highly attractive and exceedingly rare vintage Omega that is sure to be a conversation starter!
Reference: 135.042 Movement: Manual Wind, Omega Calibre 601, 17 jewels Movement has been fully serviced and keeps excellent time. Case: 37mm (not including crown and crown guards) Stainless Steel case and back Strap: Hirsch Osiris in blue (medium size) Overall Condition: Case and rotating bezel in excellent condition, with minimal marks of wear. Some tool marks on the case back. Original signed crown. New acrylic crystal. Dial is perfect, with nice creamy patina markers. Hands with minor cracking on paint.