A very rare and highly attractive pink gold wristwatch with diamond-set numerals and date

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 14.393
    Movement No: 18’868’217
    Model Name: Constellation
    Material: 18K pink gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 561, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1962 and its subsequent sale on October 16, 1962 and delivered to Kuwait.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An Omega watch in 18k pink gold with diamond-set dial must have been a luxury few could afford at the time, but for a lucky few this watch would have been an expense well worth the cost. The present watch is an exceptional example, in extremely nice condition. This very rare pink hue dial with diamond markers confirmed by the archives and sold October 16, 1962 to Kuwait and is a work of art with star appeal. Collectors today often overlook a timepiece like the Constellation, however, it holds an important place in the history of horology, and once such as the current example is sure to bring joy to any watch enthusiast.

  • 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. 14.393
A very rare and highly attractive pink gold wristwatch with diamond-set numerals and date

歐米茄,「Constellation」型號14393,重要及十分罕有,18K玫瑰金自動上弦腕錶,配鑽石時標錶盤,約1962年製。附後補證書

1962
34.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 320,000 
€17,600-35,200
$20,500-41,000

sold for HK$200,000

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