The Art Collection were commissioned in 1986. Some watches used high end ceramics, and the top of the range 18k gold at the 1987 launch. The caseback design is by Richard Paul Lohse.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
This watch has a serial number that dates it to be made in 1986, but they were first launched for sale in 1987 (and it says copyright 1987 on the case back.) Either year could be considered valid for a birth year watch.
The idea of making the dial and the case of the watch very conservative, yet have a commissioned artwork on the case back just for the wearers pleasure, is the very opposite of the flash late eighties mentality. Each watch was a limited edition of 999, and this is number 612. Inside the case is an Omega 1434 branded ETA 6 jewel quartz movement, all working perfectly. The case is also unusual in a particular way – the top half is 18k yellow gold, yet the case back is 18k white gold. At a glance you might presume it was gold plated with a stainless steel back. This example is on the original reinforced strap, with black buckle that is also original (but not signed). We have pictured the watch next to the write up on these watches in the Omega: a Journey through Time book. Model reference 195.0430
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 33.6 mm
Width without crown 32.0 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 32.0 mm
Case Thickness 5.1 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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