Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1942
    Movement No: 9'387'495
    Case No: 10'122'267
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on April 17, 1942 and its subsequent sale to the Swiss market
    Literature: A similar watch is illustrated on pages 20-21 of Omega Sportswatches and on page 78 Omega Watches by John Goldberger

  • Catalogue Essay

    Only a few watch movements made it to the status of icon, giving the model they were cased in an instant added value. The Omega caliber 33.3 CHRO is part of this exclusive horological marvels that shaped history. Launched in 1933 the first model using this caliber had only one apparent chronograph pusher when the second one was merged into the crown. In the late 30s, Omega redesigned it to power some of their finest two pusher chronographs.
    The two-body stainless steel case with water resistant caseback has perfectly protected the superb black glossy dial from the effect of time and moisture. The contrast between the black glossy dial and the silver printings is absolutely striking and gives the watch a very powerful and masculine aspect. The case is further completed by two circular chronograph pushers as opposed to the olive shaped pushers found on earlier generations. A strong case with sharp lugs will finish to convince the most demanding collector.

  • 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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A very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black glossy dial and silver script

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019