In 1967, the Omega Genève Dynamic was heralded as one of the world’s first concept watch collections. In the 1960s, Omega Sales Director, Robert Forster, Pierre Moinat, Head of the Creations Department, along with designers such as Gilbert Albert and Raymond Thevanaz, were remarkable in their anticipation and leadership of consumer trends and preferences in watch design. During this period, a number of design firsts were registered by Omega. From the patented integrated bracelet models to the fashion-oriented collections under the Genève banner and then beyond to a fabulous array of jewellery watches, Omega was in the front line of the design revolution of the 1960s. The Dynamic represents a significant and indeed successful attempt to advance both the design and functionality of the wristwatch.
The elliptical shape of the case emerged from a serious exploration of the anatomy of the wrist. The case was monocoque, eliminating a major cause of moisture incursion. To produce the original cases, Omega worked with Fernando Fontana at the Lascor Case Factory in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
When first released, the Genève Dynamic was available in twenty-four colour combinations on the dial, supported by twelve different straps, including black, deep royal blue, rich red, camel, beige and powder blue. Brushed stainless steel and gold plate bracelet ensembles were available at point of sale as optional extras.
In 1969, the Omega Dynamic was awarded a prize by the jury of the first biannual Swiss industrial design competition against 250 competitors. The Omega Dynamic represents probably one of the most – if not the most – successful watches in the Omega history.
#27.797.xxx is a very nice example of one of the 1st series of Dynamics: the reference 135.033. It is fitted with a manual-winding 601 caliber. It has a perfect silver / grey dial, a brand new corfam strap with its original stainless steel buckle. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to buy a perfect Dynamic from the 1960s.