Omega Omega Seamaster Fab Suisse 354 1954

Omega Seamaster Fab Suisse 354 1954

€4.500,00
Brand: Omega
Model: Seamaster Fab Suisse
Reference: cal 354
Gender: Uni-sex
Year: 1954
Material: pink gold
Dial Color: Golden silvered
Dimensions: Approx. 35 mm across without crown - 37.3 mm with crown - 43 mm lug to lug.
Watch Movement: automatic
Bracelet/Strap: WRIST ICONS leather strap made by Jean Paul Menicucci
Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch IF ordered at WRIST ICONS
Condition: Excellent

WRIST ICONS brings you a nice vintage Omega Seamaster Fab Suisse 354 in pink gold made in 1954.

Who needs Patek? IMHO this is as elegant as elegant can be. So what do we have here?  It is a really rare OMEGA SEAMASTER Chronometer FAB SUISSE made for the French market in pink gold. These things won’t pop up that often, and in pink gold they are drop dead gorgeous. This particular gold had a really nice warm hue on it that is just as sexy as F…ab Suisse;-)

Please note that this is a chronometer rated Seamaster, as indicated by “Chronometer Officially Certified” designation on the dial. Powered by self-winding calibre 354 movement with sweep seconds and signed original Omega crown

 

What is the origin of FAB SUISSE

We know that the French law made mandatory to clearly state the origin of foreign products in order not to mislead the consumer. Obviously, for watches, the dials are the best place to write this origin! This law is rather old (1892), but in the 192X it begins to be more stricly enforced. As the Swiss brands often had French names, they were particularly concerned by this law. In the 1936, the law even made mandatory to put the rider very close to the brand name - if posssible. It is important to notice that this riders were supposed to be in French.

As far as I know, there is not clear end for that low. But it has more and more been enforced in a less strict way. The rider could then be in English, and was even no longer mandatory if the product did not contain something misleading.

 Concerning the Swiss regulations, we know that full Swiss watches did not have to have "Swiss made" or "Swiss" before a Swiss law of 1972. But the watch Swiss cartel started using the "Swiss made" as a label in the 1930's. Collectors know that the lack of a Swiss made (or a Swiss) for watches of the 1940's is normal, and that it can also happen sometimes on watches of the 1950's. After that period, the lack of the Swiss made is usually regarded as a sign of a redial. Source Omega Forums

History of the omega Seamaster

The Omega Seamaster is a line of watches that Omega has produced since 1948. That year was the birth year of the Seamaster CK 2518. The model, when released, was to be a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the company. It was loosely based upon designs made for the British Royal Navy towards the end of World War II. The first omega Seamaster reference CK2915 was actually a dress watch that happened to be moisture proof. The original Seamaster's key feature was an O-ring gasket used to provide its waterproof seal. This design had been developed for use in submarines during the war, and turned out to also be useful for watches, where it made them much less vulnerable to temperature and pressure changes than earlier (lead or shellac) based gasket designs. The OMEGA Seamaster has long been the watch of choice for underwater explorers and undercover spies.

Condition

The watch comes in a very nice vintage condition and has a chronometer rated movement housed in a 34 x 42mm case with screw down case back with engraved French "eagle" hallmarks for 18K,  inside of the caseback with the "old " Omega logo and French numbering, punch of the case maker heavy sloped lugs, and acrylic crystal. This Omega Seamaster has a very nice vintage original silver satin dial with applied silver indexes, applied Omega name and logo, and tapered luminous hands.

Very clean and pleasing example, just meticulously serviced and offered with our  WRIST ICONS 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. A vintage watch we think you’d be proud to own and enjoy wearing for decades!

  • Case: pink gold, approximately 43 MM lug to lug. The case seems to be in very good condition with a few nicks and marks, in overall good conditions for a 50 year old watch.
  • Dial: Silver, good conditions as shown with little marks
  • Crystal: Genuine plexiglass
  • -Hands: Original faceted dauphine hand set.
  • Service history: Recently overhauled by my Omega certified watchmaker.
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As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase.

 

  • Model: Seamaster FAB SUISSE
  • Caliber: 354
  • Serial number: 135412** (about 1954 production)
  • Case: All rose gold, Omega signed inner case back.
  • Lug size: 18 MM
  • Crown: Signed Omega crown.
  • Crystal: acrylic crystal
  • Movement: Omega in-house calibre 354, 17 jewels,  official certified chronometer.
  • Dial: Original golden silvered dial with applied arrow markers and explorer numerals and dauphine hands
  • Dimension: Approx. 35 mm across without crown - 37.3 mm with crown - 43 mm lug to lug.
  • Strap: WRIST ICONS alligator leather strap made by Jean Paul Meniccuci with an Omega signed rose gold plated buckle.
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