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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1959
    Reference No: OT 2849
    Movement No: 16'560'665
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 503, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Lizard
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle signed Omega
    Dimensions: 34mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original fitted box, outer box, product literature and Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of this watch on April 14, 1959 and delivery to Kuwait.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in absolutely superb condition (with original strap and buckle still present), this Seamaster is a rare model in pink gold with beautiful galvanic dial. Its rarity is further enhanced by the striking signature of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a member of the Kuwaiti royal family.

    Considering the fact that the watch is in gold we believe that it was ordered as a gift to be offered by the prince to important dignitaries and members of staff.

    Launched in 1948, the Omega Seamaster is the oldest line in the manufacture's current collection. Fitted with a waterproof patented case, the model was initially made for the British military at the end of World War II. It then became the robust yet elegant watch in the Omega repertoire.

    Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was Kuwait's first Minister for Education after independence in 1961. During his tenure, he led great educational and cultural reforms in the country, opening the first National Museum and creating Kuwait's first university amongst others.

    The present hardly ever seen model impresses with its condition and rare and appealing combination of pink god case, black glossy dial and signature on the dial.

  • 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. OT 2849
A fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with black glossy dial and bearing the signature of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait

34mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF3,000 - 6,000 

Sold for CHF28,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019