A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch, with hack feature, issued to the Royal Canadian airforce

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1960
    Reference No: 33 Lemania
    Movement No: 1'317'306
    Case No: RCAF HA-60-336- 6W/16 S, the inside caseback stamped 33
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, 2221
    Bracelet/Strap: Later NATO style
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement and Case back signed Omega Watch Co, outside case back with Military markings
    Accessories: Accompained by Omega Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a single button chronograph wristwatch with hack feature supplied to the Canadian Air Force. The watch is fitted with the Calibre 2221 and the case back is engraved with military markings. Only a small number of single button chronograph wristwatches were supplied to the Royal Canadian Air Force. In fact there are two versions known, HA-60 (like the present watch) with a diameter of 36mm and HA-62, measuring 38mm in diameter.

  • 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. 33 Lemania
A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch, with hack feature, issued to the Royal Canadian airforce

1960
36mm. Diameter
Movement and Case back signed Omega Watch Co, outside case back with Military markings

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 7,000 

sold for CHF9,063

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