Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Omega currently produces four main watch collections: Seamaster, Speedmaster, Constellation and De Ville. In past years, though, there have been other highly regarded Omega lines that perfectly represented their era and continue to fascinate collectors and watch experts around the world.
The Omega Geneve collection was created in 1953 to celebrate the Omega Geneva workshops that since 1917 were dominating the Geneva Observatory trials.
The line was finally discontinued in 1979 after Omega closed their factory near Geneva. The law in Geneva stipulates that a brand must have a presence in the canton (region) of Geneva to include the word Geneva on the watch dial.
It is widely known among Omega collectors that when Omega introduced the Geneve collection it was meant to be one of the flagship lines of the brand.
Although the ‘Geneve’ was originally designed as a luxury collection, only one model, fitted with the Caliber 602, was officially chronometer certified.
The line would see several evolutions and by the mid- to late 1960s the Omega Geneve was re-positioned in the market as an entry-level watch.
They were enormously popular and at the time of their demise they accounted for 60% of all Omegas made.
While the later ‘Geneve’ models were equipped with more ‘economical’ cases, they were all still fitted with excellent Omega in-house movements, so the quality was still there.
All in all, Omega Geneve watches are really excellent time peaces and currently offer some of the best value in quality Swiss vintage watches.