A highly attractive and rare pink gold chronograph wristwatch with black lacquer dial and triple scale

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1940
    Movement No: 9'383'738
    Case No: 9'174'312
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold pin buckle signed Omega
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Literature: Similar chronographs are illustrated in "Omega Watches" by John Goldberger pp.80 and 82

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronograph is a wonderful example of Omega’s savoir faire and superb craftsmanship in the field of chronographs. Housing the iconic 33.3 caliber, the pink gold case is stunning, with thin bezel enabling an enhanced view on the dial, short and powerful downturned lugs and olive-shaped chronograph pushers. The masculinity of the watch is enhanced by the rare, glossy black dial, and further stands out with its three highly legible scales. The outer tachymeter and telemeter scales are respectively gilt and silver and separated from the silver pulsometer scale by vivid copper colored hour indexes. The present lot, in overall very good condition, will please the gentleman collector looking for a refined chronograph of exquisite style and elegance.

  • 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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Omega

A highly attractive and rare pink gold chronograph wristwatch with black lacquer dial and triple scale

1940
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€18,400-27,500
$20,600-30,900

sold for CHF30,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016