Omega Ladymatic 18k Yellow Gold

Omega Ladymatic 18k Yellow Gold

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Omega Ladymatic 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Automatic Watch Cal. 455

 

Long before the introduction of quartz movements most watches were still wound daily but men’s watches were increasingly fitted with automatic, self-winding movements and in 1953 OMEGA made the tiny caliber 455, the smallest rotor-equipped movement in the world, specifically for women’s watches, and two years later they launched the Ladymatic containing it. At a time when ladies’ watches were mainly a matter of aesthetics, they took care to have the watch tested by the Official Chronometer Testing Bureau (the forerunner of COSC) - it passed with flying colors. This was at a time when women were not expected to know much about mechanics, when advertisements sold new household appliances on the strength of how simple they were to understand and work. Yet Omega’s emphasis on ladies’ models showed how they respected women, and now they were offering them a watch as serious as anything they made for men.

 

Brand: Omega

Model: Ladymatic

Serial: 18919689

Case: 18k Yellow Gold

Caseback: 18k Yellow Gold Snap-back

Bezel: Fixed 18k Gold

Hands: Gold

Dial: Champagne

Markers: Gold

Bracelet: Lizard Grain Genuine Brown Leather

Clasp: Buckle

Crown: Stainless Steel Snap-down

Crystal: Acrylic 

Movement: Original Omega 17-Jewel Automatic Cal. 455

Case Measurements: 23mm w/o crown, 26mm w/ crown, 32mm lug to lug, 9.5mm deep

Bracelet Measurements: 12mm strap tapering to 10mm at the buckle      

Watch Size: Adjustable

Box: Generic

Papers: N/A