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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1974
    Reference No: RS 711.1900
    Movement No: 35.190.344
    Model Name: De Ville "Jeux d'Argent"
    Material: Sterling Silver
    Calibre: Manual, cal.625, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Sterling Silver Omega bangle bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Sterling Silver Omega hinge clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm width x 25mm length
    Signed: Dial and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production on October 14, 1974.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Omega's Jeux d’Argent range was a peculiar and unusual collection released during the 70's. At the time, gold prices were rising steadily, as a result, some manufacturers turned to steel or plastic, Omega tried silver and it had some success. Several models were available, all of them displaying a typical flamboyant, post-war style. During this period Omega experimented with unconventional materials and shapes taking inspiration and under the influential design of Andrew Grima, probably one of the most underrated jewellery and watch designer of the late 60's. Grima's collaboration with Omega started in 1969 with his first collection, About Time, which even to today's standards remains unsurpassed in sculptural design, audacity and ingenuity. Omega viewed Grima's collaboration as transformational, and that he single handedly added a new dimension to jewellery watches that were not entangled with the constraints of time but rather connected with fashion.

  • Artist Biography

    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. RS 711.1900
An extremely rare and historically interesting asymmetric bracelet watch with blue dial

1974
40mm width x 25mm length
Dial and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF2,000 - 4,000 
€1,800-3,600
$2,200-4,400

Sold for CHF16,380

Contact Specialist

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

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021