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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1948
    Reference No: 2471/1
    Model Name: "Cosmic Pre Series"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27DLPC, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega original presentation box and setting pin.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Produced at the end of the 1940s, the Omega Cosmic Triple calendar is a very elegant and classic wristwatch. The two tone silver dial has picked up a very light patina that further enhances the creamy colored Arabic numerals.

    The most striking feature of this superb vintage watch is the stunning tropical sky of the moonphase disc. With the action of time and sun, the color of this disc has dramatically turned to a deep, warm and sensual gold brown color. The ultramarine blue outer scale color that indicates the day is perfectly matching the calendar hand. A noteworthy element, is that the movement of this watch is not signed or numbered at all. The case is not numbered either.

    According to our research, this watch appears to be a prototype, or a pre-series watch, that lead to the launch of reference 2471/1 in 1948. Preserved in a fantastic condition, the present watch will leave a strong impression on the vintage watch collector.

  • 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. 2471/1
A rare and very fine stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with two-tone dial, luminous hour markers and hands, moonphases and original box

Circa 1948
34mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 16,000 
€7,900-15,700
$8,500-17,000

Sold for CHF25,200

Contact Specialist

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

+41 22 317 81 81
[email protected]

Tiffany To
Head of Sale, Geneva

+41 22 317 96 63
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022