Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: THREE Geneva Saturday, May 14, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1978
    Reference No: BA 351.8656
    Movement No: 37'025'567
    Case No: 1'518'656
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 711, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold mesh brick link bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Omega clasp, stamped 3'518'656
    Dimensions: 31.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, clasp, cufflinks and ring signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by matching yellow gold malachite, onyx and diamond-set cufflinks and ring carrying UK gold marks from 1978. Furthermore accompanied by original presentation box, guarantee confirming date of sale on November 4, 1978 in England and Extract from the Archives.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While Omega is often associated with their iconic “Speedmaster” line, the firm also created extraordinary gentlemen’s dress watches with elegant styling, including on rare occasion, exquisite gem-set models.

    The present watch is in excellent overall condition, with a very unusual dial configuration of diamonds, onyx and malachite. The bracelet shows hardly any signs of wear, as does the case.

    Presented with the original presentation box, papers, this watch comes as part of a set further accompanied by a matching ring and pair of cufflinks. The ring and cufflinks enhance the timepiece by adding a sophisticated, yet trendy touch.

  • 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. BA 351.8656
A rare and attractive yellow gold bracelet-watch with malachite, onyx and diamond-set dial, accompanied by matching cufflinks and ring, original box and guarantee

31.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement, clasp, cufflinks and ring signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF18,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: THREE

Geneva Auction 15 May 2016