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WET AND DRY PRECISION

1932

WET AND DRY PRECISION

The world’s first commercially available divers’ watch was introduced by OMEGA in 1932. Named the Marine, it utilised an ingenious, patented double case sealed with cork to keep water and the elements away from the heart of the watch. Taking the innovation further, OMEGA also introduced an adjustable clasp with a divers’ extension so that wearers could fit the watch comfortably to their own wrist. The OMEGA Marine became an instant success and helped to make a very dangerous profession a lot safer. For many diving pioneers, it was the watch of choice. Going deeper than any watch before, it was successfully tested in Lake Geneva – not far from OMEGA’s headquarters – at a depth of 73 metres. Even more stringent laboratory tests were carried out five years later and found the watch to be completely waterproof to a depth of 135 metres.

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The 1932 Marine
The patented double case sealed with cork
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