I have to be honest and say when a good friend and keen collector first enthused about these watches it was lost on me .But not for long ! and now I love the 1970's look and whenever I were one they always attract attention, I am fortunate to have owned a solid gold version of this watch but that is probably a bit much for day to day use However the solid stainless steel version works for any occasion
Developed by Omega in the late sixties at enormous expense , it was the climax of their quartz watch making, the most accurate Omega ever made and amongst the most accurate watches ever made, accurate to 1 second per month
The Calibre 1510 was most famously produced with an aventurine crystal dial, nicknamed the ‘Stardust’. The watch came in a number of variations of dials: stardust (silver and gold), waffle dial in black, blue and brown and electric blue dial, by far the most coveted of the production models is the stardust dial and none more so than this gold version with gold hands ,in fact the combination of stainless steel case and gold aventurine dials is possibly the rarest of all configurations.
The total production run of calibre 1510 was also 1000 units, around 800 of which were produced in stainless steel with a variety of dials and 200 were produced in solid 18 carat gold (weighing over 200 grams) with either stardust or electric blue dials,
The original list price in 1974 for a calibre 1510 was £604 in stainless steel and £3275 in 18 carat gold, by contrast the Moonwatch was £134!
This is a very rare and highly sort after timepiece that will certainly increase in value but also is incredibly wearable today .
This piece also benefits from being fully serviced by Vintage Omega specialist Swiss TEC in 2014