Omega Ref. 2473 Triple Date Moon phase Yellow Gold. Made circa 1940's. Fine and rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with triple date calendar, moon phases and a gold-plated Omega buckle and original Omega Strap.
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, straight lugs, inclined bezel, snap-on case back. Engraving on Caseback. Case in great mint condition with no sign of polishing.
Dial: Original Matte silver with applied yellow gold faceted dart and pyramid indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial, outer graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold alpha hands, blue arrow for the date.
Movement: Caliber 381, copper colored, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.
Dial, case and movement signed. Original signed gold plated buckle and original signed strap.
Diameter: 35mm Thickness: 10mm
In the late 1940’s, Omega introduced the Cosmic line of watches, which featured triple date and moon phase complications. This was Omega’s first calendar watch that would display the time and date with hands, and the day, month, and moon phase in windows, which makes for an uncluttered and balanced dial design. Available in both stainless steel and gold cases, and a number of dial variations, the Cosmic appealed to many as a classic complicated dress watch.
The Cosmic line was eventually discontinued, but vintage examples have become popular in modern times as a subtle dress alternative to some of the brand’s more sporty and recognizable lines. The present example features a beautifully preserved dial with bright blue date numerals that is further enhanced by the warm gold case with crisp lines.