Omega Ranchero Ref.2296 Seamaster Black Radium Dial Military delivered to the Peruvian Air Force

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The Omega FAP: A Testament to Rarity and Historical Significance

In the year 1958, the Omega FAP made its debut, arriving on the horological stage just a year after the famed trio. As a part of the illustrious Seamaster family, it bore the hallmark of water resistance, a testament to its durability and functionality. The Ranchero model within the Omega FAP lineage drew intriguing parallels with the early Rolex Explorer models. Adorned with Arabic numerals at the 12, 3, and 9 o'clock positions, and featuring a distinctive marker at 6 o'clock, the Ranchero's design diverged from the Rolex's configuration, which boasted Arabic numerals at 6 o'clock and a 12 o'clock marker.

However, what truly elevates this exceptional timepiece is its unique association with the Peruvian Air Force. Proudly etched onto the caseback are the initials "FAP," denoting its connection to the esteemed "Fuerza Aérea del Perú" – the Peruvian Air Force. Such watches, bearing this distinguished marking, are a rare sight, with only a handful having surfaced over the years.

The champagne-colored dial, still exuding its original allure, remains in impeccable condition. Time's gentle embrace has bestowed upon it a graceful patina, enhancing its charm and character. This particular timepiece was delivered in 1961 to an officer of the Peruvian Air Force, encapsulating within its core the spirit of aviation and dedication.

What sets this timepiece apart is not only its inherent elegance but also its historical significance. The Omega FAP Reference 2996/1 transcends the realm of ordinary watches, embodying a narrative that links the past to the present. Its journey from the hands of skilled artisans to the wrist of an officer is a testament to its enduring legacy.

Key Specifications:

  • Reference 2996/1
  • Accompanied by Extract of the Archives, confirming its delivery to the FAP
  • Striking Seamaster Black Radium Dial
  • Complemented by a new Casa Pieper Leather Strap
  • Meticulously serviced by our accomplished watchmaker
  • Backed by a comprehensive 2-year mechanical warranty

The Omega FAP stands as a living tribute to history, a relic of aviation's golden era, and a symbol of unparalleled craftsmanship. Beyond the confines of timekeeping, it embodies the ideals of dedication, precision, and the pursuit of excellence. Each glance at its dial is an invitation to partake in its legacy, a narrative that continues to unfold with every passing moment.

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