An Omega in 47.3 milimetres for true enthusiasts! The legendary Seamaster Chronograph Darth Vader features an angular, helmet-like case and is one of the most well-known Omega watches of the seventies. Like all other Seamasters from this generation, the Darth Vader houses the manufacturer’s own hand-wound mechanical movement: the calibre 861.
This epically designed timepiece features hour, minute and second hands behind a non-reflective mineral glass. Another impressive feature is the two-piece construction of the case with its covered bracelet attachments. The stainless-steel watch movement is built into a spherical plate that is attached to the outer case via an o-ring. This increases the shock resistance and protects the watch’s movement. The outer surfaces of the case have a scratch-resistant protective layer that was applied using wolfram treatment for hardening. In addition, the case was coloured black by employing the physical vapor deposition method. These – at the time revolutionary – ideas already made the Darth Vader an object of desire the day it was put on the market.
This Seamaster Star Wars family is completed by two silver-grey models, one of which is known as the ‘Anakin Skywalker’. All three of these rarities can be found in our showcase at THE WATCH COLLECTOR.