About this watch

Omega Apnea

A truly unique chronograph watch created and dedicated to the free diver Jaques Mayol who is pictured on the case back diving with a dolphin which as well as free diving was his other great passion,The watch was designed in part by Mayol to assist free divers and give absolutely the most uninterrupted view of the timing circles as you can imagine a matter of life and death in some instances.

The domed anti reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal helps aid visibility underwater as well.Using the fully automatic calibre 3601 chronograph Launched in 2003 after his death in 2001. Case size 41.5 mm. Power reserve 44 hours

These pieces were produced in limited numbers and are becoming increasingly sought after and the amazing condition of this piece can only assist in aiding that popularity.

Stock number 424


All watches supplied by The Watch Collector are guaranteed authentic.

General notes on our watches and terms

1.Waterproof please note under no circumstances should any vintage timepiece be regarded as waterproof regardless of the manufacturing specification at the time of manufacture

2.Precision Please note that some of the pieces we handle are over 100 years old and do not perform like some modern watches. Part of the attraction is the requirement to hand wind many of these time pieces on a regular basis.

3.Servicing, just like a vintage motor car a mechanical watch will require regular maintenance our suggestion would be once every few years should suffice but please feel free to contact us with any specific queries relating to an individual piece.

4.Returns when purchased on line any item can be returned by recorded delivery at the buyer’s expense and risk within 14 days of receipt to The Watch Collector, 17 London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1LA.

5.Guarantee, all products are guaranteed for a period of 90 days for mechanical defect. This guarantee does not cover misuse or neglect and is invalid if the case back has been opened in any way. please see note 1 regarding water ingress

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