Vintage Omega Chronograph 2278-1 from 1959

Early Omega chronographs have a really cool aesthetic, especially when they have a nice vintage sized 35mm gold plated case. Their well-balanced dial layout makes the chronograph function legible yet extremely attractive. Making this no-name Omega chronograph from the late 1950s the ultimate watch for any vintage watch lover.

This watch was born in 1959 and runs on the hand wound cal. 320 movement. This gorgeous chronograph has 2 sunken subdials in which minutes and seconds can be found. Surrounding the dial is the famous Tachymètre scale which was used to measure speed. The dial also features thin golden arrowhead hour markers and an applied Omega logo. The dial has gathered a nice champagne patina and shows a brushed finish. These amazing features all fit in the 35mm gold plated case which has button pushers and a thin crown. The condition of this watch is excellent, with small scratches on the gold plating of the case and a small mark on the dial just above the left subdial.

What we love:

  • Gold plated early chronograph
  • Beautiful vintage sizing
  • brushed effect on the dial

What you should know:

  • Small mark on the dial just above the left subdial



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Rare Chronograph

Brushed finish

Checked on all functions and works perfectly

vintage omega chronograph 2278 cal 320


Gold plated case with stainless steel snap-on caseback


Serviced acrylic crystal


Original Omega signed crown


Original Omega signed caliber 320 manual wound chronograph movement

Omega Seamaster 166.032 grey/silver dial 1967 watch


Omega is one of the most iconic Swiss luxury watchmakers currently around. Based in Bienne, Switzerland and founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. Omega was formally known as “La Generale Watch Co.” until incorporating the name Omega in 1903, when they became Louis Brandt et Frère – Omega Watch & Co. In 1982, the company officially changed its name to Omega SA.

Notable lovers of Omega watches:

Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the U.S. Army in 1918. Omega watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. In addition, Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932. James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, include Buzz Aldrin, George Clooney, John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong and Elvis Presley.

Additional information




Factory Original

Case Material

Gold Plated, Stainless Steel

Movement Type


Case Diameter

35 mm

Dial Color



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