Omega Cal.2892-2 Automatic 18ct 1985
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
A Carefully Owned & Lightly Used Example
Heavy 35mm, 18ct Gold Omega Swiss Made Case
Beautifully Restored Solid 18ct Gold Dial
High Grade Cal.2892-2, 21 Jewel Automatic Movement in Sparkling Condition
Black Leather Strap with Gold-Plated Omega Buckle
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition
High Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included, as Shown
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
Free UK Special Delivery
Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega has pioneered a huge range of innovations. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as official timekeepers for its pilots and again in 1940, RAF Pilots watches were supplied by Omega. The 40s also saw the first tourbillon wristwatch and the first of the famous Seamaster watches, whilst the 50s and 60s introduced the legendary Constellation, Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster. Over these years, everyone from John F Kennedy to Elvis wore Omega watches on official duties. What’s more, in 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra took his Omega Speedmaster into space on NASA’s Mercury Sigma 7 mission and in 1969 two Speedmasters landed on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
A superb example of a classic, late 1980s gentleman’s Omega Automatic dress watch, with a large sized, 35mm, 18ct yellow gold case, in fully restored condition. Further features include the stunning two-tone dial and the amazing condition of the high grade, Cal.2892-2 automatic movement. The watch has just completed a full restoration by ourselves and is in pristine condition throughout.
The beautifully restored two-tone gold dial is finished with gold roman numeral hour indices and matching original ‘Index’ hands. The two-tone dial catches the light wonderfully, as we have tried to demonstrate in the photographs. The centre part of the dial appears slightly lighter depending on how the dial catches the light. However, this reverses under certain angles to the light.
The dial carries the Omega brand and signature at ’12’ and is signed ‘Automatic’ above ‘6’ and “Swiss Made’ at the very bottom.
This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by our dial restorers, who are considered to be the best in the UK.
The movement fitted is the Cal.2892-2, 21 Jewel automatic movement. This Omega movement runs at 28,800 beats per hour which is much faster than typical high quality Swiss movements, which run at 18,000 beats per hour – hence it is known as a fast beat movement. All other things being equal, the faster a watch movement beats and the balance wheel operates, the more accurate its timekeeping since the movement effectively divides time into smaller increments.
The movement has been given a full overhaul and service by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker. This involves completely dismantling the watch to all its component parts, ultrasonic cleaning, inspection under high magnification and reassembly using only correct original Omega replacement parts where required. Our watchmaker’s work is amazing and following careful calibration and testing, this watch is now running within +7 seconds per day with a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound. This is truly exceptional for a watch of this age. We are therefore more than happy to offer this watch with our 12 months’ warranty on the movement*.
The movement is signed ‘Omega Watch Co Swiss’, ‘21 Jewels’ with the Calibre number 2892-2 and the serial number 49,529,190 which dates this watch to manufacture in 1985.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The 18ct yellow gold watch case measures 35mm, excluding the correct original yellow gold Omega signed crown. The screw-down case-back carries the ‘Maison Fondee En 1848’ motif, which here is only very lightly worn, indicating this watch has only ever been very lightly used. The watch case is in immaculate condition with no marks, scratches or dings visible to the naked eye.
The inside of the case is correctly signed ‘Omega Watch Co’ and ’18K Gold’ with the case reference number 0750.
Note – Although this watch case was classed as waterproof when new and all the rubber seals have been replaced, this watch has not been pressure tested and its water resistance is not guaranteed. As ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap & Buckle
A new high quality black leather strap has been fitted with a gold-plated Omega buckle, which we feel finishes this watch perfectly. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige, free of charge. We carry Tan, Conker, Dark Brown and Black in stock in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin. We can also obtain most types and colours from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their wonderful range of straps if you wish here.
Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating this watch to 1985.
Detailed particulars will be included with the receipt, along with our 12 months’ warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will also be provided at the time of sale with our ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.
This watch also comes complete with a high quality hardwood presentation box as shown.
A beautiful example of a top of the range Omega automatic dress watch with a large-sized 18ct yellow gold case. The movement is of a very high grade and on a par with watches far more expensive than this. Indeed when new, this watch would have cost more than the equivalent Rolex. Omega watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong.
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring them to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post sales care and service. This approach means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well-known stores in West London which are highly successful charging between two to three times the price you see here. We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.
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We understand there may be some ‘loopholes’ that may help you avoid these charges, however attempting to use these could impact our ongoing ability to serve our growing international customer base.
For those that happen to visit the UK on occasion we are of course more than happy to store your watch until we can meet you in our offices in Kensington, London, and your watch directly to you there.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or a small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
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