A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with Broad Arrow hands, center seconds, bracelet and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1959
    Reference No: CK 2913-3
    Movement No: 16'460'793
    Model Name: Seamaster "300"
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 501, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 240mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an original red Omega presentation box and Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1959 and its subsequent delivery to Sweden.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While not new to Omega’s catalogue, the Seamaster name found its true meaning with the launch of the reference CK 2913, the company’s first true professional diver’s wristwatch. Thanks to its robust case with screw-on back and integrated O-ring gasket as well as its very thick and pliable glass, this was the first Omega capable of withstanding depths up to 660 feet.

    First generation Seamaster 300 like the present watch were fitted with a rotating bezel divided in 10-minute intervals to show elapsed time, or calculate decompression stages. Powered by an automatic movement, Omega’s diver and its large luminescent hands was extremely well received by professionals, and would later be selected by Britain’s Royal Navy for issue to its divers.

    Military versions of the Seamaster 300 are extremely collectible today, but ask Omega collectors and they will say the original “Broad Arrow” Seamaster is still the one to have.

    The perfectly patinated dial and broad arrow hands of the present Seamaster make this an exceptional example. Made in 1959 and delivered in Sweden, it has not aged a day and remains as close as it was, when it left Omega’s workshops.

    Preserved in unpolished and original condition, it is a storied example ready to accompany its discerning new owner in their next adventure.

  • 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 2913-3
A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with Broad Arrow hands, center seconds, bracelet and presentation box

1959
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 60,000 
€35,200-52,800
$41,000-61,500

sold for CHF50,000

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018