Omega - START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs Geneva Friday, May 13, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 2393
    Movement No: 9'602'378
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3 CHRO, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production on 17 April 1947 and its sale to Italy.
    Literature: For similar examples of this reference see Omega Watches, John Goldberger, pg. 80 and pg. 82-86.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Omega has been a leading luxury watch brand since the company’s founding in 1848. The company has stood out over the years for the rare configurations seen in many of their timepieces.

    The present watch from 1947 houses a 33.3 manual-winding movement with two registers. Encased in stainless steel, this watch is fitted with a stunning multi-colored dial with an eye-catching salmon-colored ring displaying art deco hour markers. Featured on the outer rim of the dial is a tachometer scale printed in white. Additionally, there are 2 white inner rings that intercept with the chronograph registers to measure pulsations, as well as a more discrete telemeter scale in light brown.

    The three-piece case is in excellent overall condition and features a snap-back case, olive shaped pushers, and the original winding crown. This outstanding example is an elegant, yet sporty wristwatch complemented by a beautiful and rare dial configuration, and is further enhanced by its remarkable condition.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 2393
An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-colored dial, large art-deco style hour markers, tachometer, telemeter and pulsation scales.

37.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF30,000

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016