OMEGA Genève Dynamic I (1968)
Ref. ST 135.00.33 | Omega Cal. 601 manual winding | 17 jewels | Diameter 41,5 mm
The elliptical shape of the Omega Genève Dynamic resulted from an advanced study of the anatomy of the wrist and especially the oval zone on which the wristwatch rests. Crown partly integrated in the case in order not to break the aerodynamic line which inspired this famous models name. Swiss retail price (1971) CHF 170 (or CHF 250 on stainless steel bracelet)
Similarities and differences
When first released, the Geneve Dynamic was available in twenty-four colour combinations on the dial, supported by twelve different Corfam 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.
The first Dynamic series had a quite deeply grained sunburst finished monocoque case and they were empowered by the movements 552, 565, 601, 613 and 752.
The second generation of Dynamic I cases were empowered by Omega calibres 1481, 1012 and 1022. The case was still elliptical but this time highly polished.
In 1971, Omega began to integrate the Dynamic range into the The Ville collection.
Dynamic Series 1 reference numbers
Integrated bracelet / Corfam straps
The Omega Genève Dynamic has a special way to attach it's bracelet or strap. Both the stainless steel bracelet as the strap having a circular cut-out through which a raised central area of the case back is passed. Then a threaded retaining ring is locked down tightly, sandwiching the strap in place.
The original Omega Genève Dynamic straps were not leather, but actually synthetic, manufactured from a material known as Corfam. Corfam was a high tech leather substitute patented by Dupont in the late 1960s and was used for its superb resistance to water and virtual indestructibility under most operating conditions.
Reference stainless steel bracelet 1153/138, stainless steel clasp Corfam strap no 27