Omega Seamaster*** 166.062 Red Big Crown*** 1971
OMEGA Seamaster, Ref. 166.062 Red Dial, Big Crown, 1971
Serial: 30318150
Circa: 1971
Reference No.: 166.062

CASE: 37mm, Stainless Steel with burgundy red rotating 60min bakelite bezel, Seamaster logo on the case back, CB Case, acrylic crystal

DIAL: Red dial with luminous filled applied indexes. Date aperture at 3 o’clock.

MOVEMENT: Omega Caliber 565, Self-winding mechanical with quickset date, 24 jewels

BRACELET: Stainless steel omega bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: Mint condition


The Seamaster was launched by Omega in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary and is the oldest model in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for ‘Town and Country’. The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements in both standard and chronometer versions, the latter being universally appreciated for their robustness, accuracy and reliability.
The key to these watches was the O-ring gasket. At this time, water-resistant watches generally used lead or shellac gaskets which were susceptible to temperature changes. The Seamaster, however, used a rubber gasket of the type that had proven its abilities in submarines during the Second World War. The Swiss Laboratory for Watch Research independently tested 50 cases of the Seamaster at a simulated depth of 60 meters. After temperature changes of -40° C to 50° C in quick succession, the cases showed no sign of water infiltration. The engineers at OMEGA were so sure of the Seamaster that one flew over the north pole attached to the outside of a DC6 in 1956.
- Omega Museum