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Omega's Certificate of Authenticity for vintage timepieces

Omega is supporting the vintage market of its timepieces with a new instrument for collectors, the "Omega Certificate of Authenticity".

Authentic Omega timepieces older than 30 years can obtain this certification after being examined by the Omega Heritage Team who have access to extensive historical production records and servicing policies. During their examination process, they will inspect the current state of the timepiece and then decide if it qualifies for a Certificate of Authenticity.

Omega Speedmaster ref. CK 2915-1
An early Speedmaster ref. CK 2915-1 produced in 1958 and sold in 2018 by the Phillips auction house for Swiss Franc 408,500

This new service is different from the “Extract from the Archives” service that provides a customer with information about when their watch was produced. The Certificate of Authenticity is a complete validation expertise that provides extended information about the authenticity of the watch in its current condition.

Omega's Certificate of Authenticity for vintage timepieces

Omega's Certificate of Authenticity for vintage timepieces

To request the certification, owners can either present their vintage timepiece directly at Omega's headquarters in Switzerland, or to a participating Omega Boutique in their country. The cost for the expertise is Swiss Francs 800.

The current list of the participating Boutiques - expected to grow in the near future - include:

Europe 
Omega Headquarters, Biel, Rue Jakob-Stämpfli 96
Geneva, Rue du Rhône 31
London, 12 Old Bond Street
Milan, Via Montenapoleone 9 (in the picture below)
Munich, Maximilianstrasse 16
Paris, 362-364 Rue Saint-Honoré
Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 48


USA
Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza Mall
New York, Fifth Avenue

Asia
Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, 38 Russell Street
Shanghai, Bund 19, No.23, East Nanjing Road
Singapore, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Omega Tourbillon wristwatch - 1947
A unique Omega Tourbillon wristwatch in stainless steel produced in 1947 which realized Swiss Francs 1,428,500 at Phillips' "Geneva Watch Auction: SIX" in 2017

The new initiative will certainly help to grow confidence for people who are new to the buying market and, for the owners of the watches, it is a way to provide some official assurance when selling while adding some value to their timepieces. omegawatches.com

Omega CK2444 military watch - 1940s
The Omega CK2444, a waterproof military watch dating back to the mid 1940s

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