A fine and very rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, unusual lugs, textured bracelet, bill of sale and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1963
    Reference No: 168.002
    Movement No: 19'682'649
    Case No: 618'369
    Model Name: Constellation
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 561, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Omega textured semi-extendable bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Omega Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Montres, two original bill of sales dated 10 December 1965 and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This wonderful, and incredibly rare, yellow gold 'Constellation' with gold dial is accompanied with a stunning textured bracelet that has been preserved in excellent condition. The 'Constellation' model is famous for its myriad of dial, lug and bracelet combinations, and the present watch really showcases Omega's strength and ingenuity. Rarer still, the watch is accompanied by its original bill of sale, Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Montres and fitted presentation box, really enhancing its collectability.

  • 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. 168.002
A fine and very rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, unusual lugs, textured bracelet, bill of sale and fitted presentation box

歐米茄,精細及非常罕有,18K黃金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針及獨特錶耳,“Constellation”,附盒子及收據,1963年製

1963
34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 
€7,000-9,400
$7,500-10,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016