About this watch

Possibly one of the most important watches of our lifetime and for Omega the result of a huge investment rumoured to be around 30,000,000 Swiss francs and the determination to produce the most accurate wristwatch in the world ever and to this day the only watch certified as a marine chronometer. Most modern chronometer watches are at very best accurate to one second per day, this was accurate to one second per month. Its also worth noting that when new the cost of this watch in 1977 was $1,850 which was a staggering amount of money 40 years ago.

This watch is so important that one is on display in the British museum in London

there were only 7000 caliber 1516 watches ever made, all in 1976 and all sold between 1976 and 1978.

This example is in original condition and remains unpolished, The case is solid stainless steel with 14 K gold plaque and bezel, and the integrated stainless bracelet is tight

This piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping.

Our stock number 1288

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