Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1937
    Reference No: CK 987
    Movement No: 9'380'022
    Case No: 9'015'502
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3CH, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on August 18, 1937 and delivery to Serbia.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Displaying a beautiful glossy dial, the present reference CK 987 houses the lovely caliber 33.3 CHRO which was originally produced in 1933 by Lemania, with one pusher on top, and the other operated by pushing the crown. It was only later that the movement was modified to enable two separate pushers to start, stop and reset the chronograph function. Preserved in excellent condition, the dial is beautiful and glossy with a silver printed telemeter scale along the outer rim of the dial, as well as a snail-shaped tachometer ring circling along the center. It is devoid of any kind of restoration, it is furthermore preserved in very good condition, without scratches or surface marks.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition, and retains superb proportions and crisp edges. Furthermore, it is accompanied by its Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on August 18, 1937 and delivery to Serbia.

  • 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. CK 987
A large and very charming stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 33.3CH calibre, black lacquered multiscale dial and Breguet numerals

37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF40,320

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022