Omega Naiad “Medicus” RAF 6B/159 c.1941.
This very rare and unusual Omega Naiad “Medicus” wristwatch features the 23.4SC T1 movement which was the very first centre-second movement produced by Omega.
The watch comes with what appears to be its original box and an extract from Omega’s archives which confirms that it was manufactured on 3 September 1941, almost exactly two years after Britain entered the Second World War.
Interestingly, the watch was originally delivered to Taiwan, which was under Japanese rule at the time. Somehow, the watch found its way into British hands and was later issued into service with the RAF. This is confirmed by the markings on the reverse of the case back.
Britain suffered huge shortages during WW2 and this in no way excluded the supply of quality wristwatches. As such, suitable civilian watches were commandeered and issued to pilots and navigators of the RAF and Fleet Air Arm.
The watch is a true piece of horological and military history which is surely a must-buy for any vintage Omega collector.