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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1974 and Circa 1956
    Reference No: C6865 and 2852/2583
    Movement No: 36'839'892 and 15'765'162
    Case No: 004'973 and 267'142
    Model Name: De Ville "Tiffany & Co." and "Constellation"
    Material: Gold Plated and 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1020, 17 jewels and Automatic, cal. 505, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather and Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Metal buckle and gold plated Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm Diameter and 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and signed
    Accessories: Refrence 2852/2853 is accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production in March 28, 1953, for Venezuela

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot comprises of two very attractive and well preserved wristwatches that compliment each other aesthetically. The first, is a Seamaster De Ville retailed by Tiffany & Co. Few manufactures have had the privilege of being retailed at the storied jeweler Tiffany & Co. Set with diamond markers, this timepiece is preserved in exceedingly excellent condition with crisp facets and a strong signature at 12 o'clock.

    The Constellation too, is preserved in spectacular condition. Displaying two crisp hallmarks beneath the lug, it boasts factory finishes and great proportions. The polished and satin finishes are impressive and the lugs retain an incredibly defined appearance. Furthermore, the gold has developed a layer of patina beneath the lugs, attesting to its barely touched state of preservation. The "Pie Pan" dial is offered in fantastic condition and does not display signs of tarnishing despite its age. Launched in 1952, the "Constellation" was at the time, Omega's most coveted and top-of-the-line model. It was cased in a range of metals, and was designed with a variety of dial details.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. C6865 and 2852/2583
A set of two extremely attractive and well-preserved wristwatches, one set with diamonds and gold plated and retailed by Tiffany & Co. and another spectacularly-preserved in yellow gold with "Pie-Pan" dial

Circa 1974 and Circa 1956
34.5mm Diameter and 35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and signed

CHF4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF8,750

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019