A well preserved stainless steel diver's automatic wristwatch with center seconds, revolving bakelite bezel and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1964
    Reference No: 165.014-64
    Movement No: 22'994'142
    Model Name: Seamaster 300
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 552, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet stamped "506" to the endlinks, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped "7912" and "1 66"
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 165.014 is an extremely interesting model in the history of the line, as it is a somewhat transitional piece, a link between the early case and dial designs of its progenitor reference 2913 and the later evolutions. The reference number of the model itself presents a transition of sorts: when the model was launched in 1960 it was called reference CK14755, but in 1962 Omega changed its reference system and the model was renamed 165.014. It will be succeeded by reference 164.024.

    The case design follows that of its ancestor, with straight lugs and a bezel featuring a narrow bakelite insert. The dial, intriguingly, can be of two different kinds: early versions feature a similar layout as reference 2913, with dagger numerals, while examples from the end of production feature the baton markers that will be employed on later models. The presence of its original bracelet confers to this piece an additional layer of appeal.

  • Maker Bio

    Omega

    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. 165.014-64
A well preserved stainless steel diver's automatic wristwatch with center seconds, revolving bakelite bezel and bracelet

1964
38mm Diameter
case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,400-25,700

sold for CHF17,500

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020