Omega Reference 196.006 Beta 21 Movement in 18kt Yellow Gold


This is a very interesting and rare Omega that houses a Beta 21 movement.

In the early 60s, a number of prominent brands collaborated on the development of what became known the Beta 21 movement at the Centre Electronique Horologer (CEH). Patek used it in their Cercle d’Or, Omega in their Electroquartz pieces and Rolex in the 5100.

This Omega is a really hefty beast,208 grams 18k gold case that measure 43x37mm and is 15mm thick !
The case has a left-hand, or destro setting crown and houses a gold dial with applied Omega logo. The watch has a red date wheel and red seconds hand with black enamel hour and minute hands. The semi-integrated (detachable!) yellow gold bracelet is in great condition and will fit a wrist size up to 19cm. the Omega cal 1300 movement has been fully checked by our watchmaker and a new battery fitted.

Some fun fact : These Watches had a hefty price tag of 2200 US Dollar at time of introduction , wereas a Steel Speedmaster had a 180 Dollar tag & its steel Beta 21 Brother around 600 Dollar..

Unusual watches like this are hard to find and the Beta 21 watches have seen a sharp rise in interest from collectors. Get in touch and we can discuss this watch more!


- Omega ref 196.006
- Beta 21 movement
- dating to the early 1970s
- 43x37mm yellow 18k gold case
- “Destro “crown
- Champagne/ gold dial
- Black enamel hour and minute hands
- Red seconds hand
- Cal 1300 Beta 21 movement
- Movement number 00001xx (!)
- Original semi-integrated Omega gold bracelet
- Fully checked by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

This watch has been certified at Certifiwatch under registration number CF-0104050

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Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

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Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

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