The tropical meteorite dial on this stunning Omega Seamaster calibre 354 automatic bumper from 1952 is one of the most beautiful dials of its type I have seen. I recently serviced this watch for fellow @nostalgic_principles, a regular ClockSavant customer whose genius in spotting the finest tropical dials is evident with this watch and in the pictures you can see in his Instagram account. Tropical dials are a product of nature. The exact natural occurrences creating the dial can vary, but many collectors find these one-of-a-kind dials highly attractive and they can command a very significant premium when sold. The bumper wind mechanism is a predecessor to the spinning rotor automatic mechanism most folks recognize. It uses two springs and a very heavy rotor that bounces between the springs. The mechanism works very well and the Omega automatic bumper movements from the 1950’s are some of the finest production watches made. A new old-stock genuine vintage Omega crystal was available in the ClockSavant parts inventory. Various items were addressed during servicing to bring the watch back to its full glory and it is now running very nicely. This is a watch any collector would have a hard time parting with. While servicing the watch, I frequently found myself staring at the dial and seeing new patterns and colors. The contrast between the 14K gold case and the dial really draws you in.