Omega X Tissot - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega X Tissot
    Year: Circa 1940
    Movement No: 6837
    Case No: 834'206
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement siged

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronograph features many elements that collectors have come to appreciate:

    Large case: 38mm
    Strong original lugs
    Iconic caliber: cal 33.3
    Double signed: Omega/Tissot

    The financial crisis in 1929 had a heavy impact on the Swiss watch industry and to negate this effect the two Swiss powerhouses that were Omega and Tissot forged an alliance with Paul-Tissot Draguett (from the founding family of Tissot) becoming Omega’s CEO in 1930. This new entity named Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère (SSIH) is what became the foundation of the future Swatch Group. Even though the two brands continued production under their own names a few pieces were co-signed making them somewhat of a novelty and highly coveted by collectors.

    The present timepiece features the iconic Omega chronograph caliber 33.3 which was originally produced in 1933 by Lemania, with one pusher on top, and the other operated by pushing the crown. It was only later that the movement was modified to enable two separate pushers to start, stop and reset the chronograph function.

    The large case supports lugs with a complex and original architecture that alongside the multiscale dial design give the watch a very contemporary and powerful presence.


Lot offered with No Reserve

An unusual and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with hooded spider lugs

Circa 1940
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement siged

CHF5,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF7,620

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024