A rare and fine oversized stainless steel wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1937
    Movement No: 8’507’943
    Case No: 9’231’777
    Model Name: Disco Volante
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. XX , 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Futurism was an artistic movement of the early 20th century that celebrated the advances of technology and modernity, looking toward machines, speed and change. Omega’s “Disco Volante” is a wonderful representation of the period, with its over sized stepped case with flat polished and satin-finish bezel. The result is a fly saucer that looks towards the heavens, and the new frontier ahead of mankind. The present example is exceptionally well-preserved with an unpolished case, and a nicely aged dial. The watch has a modern aesthetic that is as 21st century as it was in the early 20th century. According to the Omega Archived the watch was sold to Italy on September 28th, 1937.

  • 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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A rare and fine oversized stainless steel wristwatch

歐米茄,精細及罕有,大錶徑古董精鋼腕錶,約1937年製。附後補證書

1937
39mm. Diameter
Dial signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 100,000 
€6,600-11,000
$7,700-12,800

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