A very attractive, oversized stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multiple scales and bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1944
    Reference No: CK 987
    Movement No: 9'597'461
    Case No: 10'123'675
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3 CHRO T5, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel grain of rice bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    When thinking of iconic movements that made the history, the savvy collector will logically mention the Omega manual winding caliber 33.3 CHRO. Launched in 1933, the first model using this caliber had only one apparent chronograph pusher while the second one was merged into the crown. In the late 1930s, Omega redesigned it to power some of their finest two pusher chronographs.
    The present lot is fitted with a very attractive multiple scales dial. Apart from its iconic movement, the charisma of this extremely appealing watch lays in the patina displayed on the dial. With the effect of passing years, the watch face has turned to a warm almost yellow gold color. Some age spots, evenly spread on the surface further adorn the dial like stars in the sky. A strong case with sharp lugs and olive pushers secures this testimony of time like a frame protect a painting.

  • Maker Bio

    Omega

    Swiss • 1848

    Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon.

    Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg.

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Omega

Ref. CK 987
A very attractive, oversized stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multiple scales and bracelet

Circa 1944
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,800-26,700
$20,100-30,200

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Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019