A fine and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch fluted lugs

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1950
    Reference No: 2468
    Movement No: 14’781’657, stamped OXG
    Case No: 11’231’217
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 521, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronograph is the essence of mid-20th century horology. Omega, known for its precision timekeeping, produced the reference 2468 in an oversized 37.5mm diameter case with highly attractive fluted lugs. The watch has a modern flair that is as contemporary today as it was sixty years ago. Stamped with the Omega US import code, this chronograph was destined for the United States. In very nice overall condition, the present watch is an excellent every day, and will attract any collector of mid-century design and technology.

  • 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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Ref. 2468
A fine and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch fluted lugs

歐米茄,型號2468,18K黃金腕錶,配計時功能,約1950年製。

Circa 1950
37.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,300-5,500
$3,800-6,400

sold for HK$32,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018