A rare and large stainless steel single-button chronograph with multi-scale enamel dial

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1939
    Movement No: 9'391'921
    Case No: 9'014'746
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Omega crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For a similar example of a stainless steel chronograph with three-color tachymetre scale on enamel dial, please see Omega Watches by John Goldberger, page 71.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This wonderful, almost untouched, single-pusher chronograph from the late 1930s is remarkable for a number of reasons. Firstly, the case size is incredibly rare, as watches during the 1930s and 1940s were of a much smaller size. Secondly, the case has been preserved in excellent condition, with a sharp milled finish to the case and sharp edges. In fact, the watch must have been worn a few times only. Thirdly, and most importantly, the dial has been kept in pristine condition. The multi scale enamel dial is free of any restoration or cracks, attesting to its superb condition.

  • 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 large stainless steel single-button chronograph with multi-scale enamel dial

歐米茄,罕有,不銹鋼腕錶,配單按鈕計時功能及琺瑯錶盤,約1939年製

Circa 1939
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

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

sold for HK$112,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016