Omega Louis Blanc II Deluxe Perpetual Calendar 18K YG
This watch is named after Louis Blanc, the founder of Omega. Unlike the usual Omega line, the base is a solid gold case. There are various models, from three-hand ones to chronographs and perpetual calendars.
I have confirmed that this model with the Louis Blanc name has been on sale since the 1980s. This watch Since it is Louis Brandt II, This is the second generation Louis Blanc model.
Let's take a look at the specs of the Omega Louis Blanc II DE LUXE Perpetual Calendar.
OMEGA Louis Brandt II DE LUXE - Perpetual Calendar
Model:Louis Brandt II DE LUXE - Perpetual Calendar
Ref: BA 175.0302
Movement: Self-Winding Cal.1118
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Genuine Leather Crocodile (Used)
Includes: Genuine 18K YG Buckle
It is a model that is also listed in Omega's official catalog, and it seems that Ref. There is also a Louis Blanc II with a different movement, but the movement is only slightly different.
If you look at the movement through the skeleton back cover, you can see that the rotor is solid gold. The back of the rotor is stamped 21K and is made of solid 21 gold. 21 solid gold rotor is amazing. It takes a lot of time and effort to put the Omega logo on the rotor. High-end watches are different in terms of commitment.
The design that the buckle is not seen easily. It also came with a genuine leather belt and a genuine buckle.
The perpetual calendar (perpetual calendar) does not need to be corrected for months that have only 30 days or leap years that occur once every four years. There is no need to correct the calendar when February, which occurs once every four years in a leap year, becomes the 29th. Isn't it amazing to be able to display such a mechanism with a machine?
The movement is Cal.1118 (based on ETA2892), but since it is a perpetual calendar, it is a little difficult to operate. What is the operation method? Let me briefly explain.
About push buttons
4 o'clock position push button → Mu Phase fast forward
1 o'clock position push button → day of the week fast forward
10 o'clock position push button → simultaneous fast forward of date and day of the week
①Pull the crown to set the time
② Set the date and month with the push button at 10 o'clock
(Since there is no fast-forwarding of the month, (You need to keep pressing until the month you want to adjust)
③ If the day of the week is off, set the day of the week with the 1 o'clock push button
④Set the moon phase with the push button at 4 o'clock
As a point of caution, Do not modify the calendar during the period when calendar fast-forwarding is prohibited. plug.
Mon, Sun, Sun 11:00-12:00 (23:00-24:00) Please do not modify it until
Moon phase correction is prohibited from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ( Please note that it is between 13:00 and 14:00.
Although it is difficult to see with a small needle, The small hand inside the lunar calendar indicates the leap year.
Press the push button at 10 o'clock to turn off the leap year display in January. will change.
I found the instructions for the Louis Blanc II DE LUXE Perpetual Calendar. take a look.
I think it depends on the person who uses it, but this is the operation method.
Watches are meant to be worn, no matter how great they are. Now let's take a look at the actual photo.
Louis Brandt II DE LUXE Perpetual Calendar The size of the Omega Louis Blanc II Perpetual Calendar is 34mm. It's hard to believe that a perpetual calendar can be found in this size. Most perpetual calendar watches are large in size, so it's hard to find something like this, but this watch has a perfect size.
nice one. It doesn't feel like it's worn on a watch, and the yellow gold doesn't overstate it, so it's well balanced. I mean, he's really good looking.
The chubby feeling of this rug is also good. The catalog specs at the time of sale said it was waterproof to 30m, so if it's a solid individual and well-maintained, it's pretty safe in terms of waterproofing.
A picture that shows the feeling when you glimpse it from the cuff.
I think most people say that Omega has such a watch. Vintage watches are interesting because things like this watch that were sold in limited numbers are still buried.