Omega vintage "Marine" manual wind dive watch crafted in 14k yellow gold. In 1932 Omega introduced a waterproof wristwatch based upon Swiss patent CH 146310. The Omega "Marine" was the first dive watch, the first watch specifically tested and qualified for diving. It was first worn whilst diving by Commander Yves Le Prieur, a French Naval Officer and inventor of the aqualung. In 1936 an Omega "Marine" was sunk to a depth of 73 meters in Lake Geneva for 30 minutes. The Swiss Laboratory for Horology in Neuchatel certified the timepiece as being able to withstand a pressure of 13.5 atmospheres in 1937. This timepiece features a manually wound movement (caliber 19.4 T2) with indications for the Hours and Minutes. This fully cased movement slides into another outer case with sapphire glass to further protect and seal the movement from water. Its unique design was necessary as Rolex had the patent for the screw down crown.
The reference number is: OJ 679 The Manfredi Item# is: 10-20-25502 $ 4,999
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Founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He travelled throughout Europe selling his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt's death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the unsatisfactory assembly workshop system in favour of in-house manufacturing and total production control. Due to the greater supply of manpower, communications and energy in Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880, then bought the entire building in December. Two years later the company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen district of Bienne, where headquarters are still situated today. Their first series-produced calibres, Labrador and Gurzelen, as well as, the famous Omega calibre of 1894, would ensure the brand's marketing success.