Omega - Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR Geneva Friday, November 11, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1939
    Reference No: CK2039
    Movement No: 8'956'458
    Case No: 8'886'210
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 37.6S, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 44mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch in 1939 and it subsequent delivery in Poland
    Literature: A similar timepiece is features in John Goldberger's "Omega Watches" page 34.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is a remarkable, oversized Omega reference CK 2039. Introduced in 1938, this model measures a massive 44mm in diameter which was absolutely huge for the era during which it was produced. The movement used is a robust pocket watch caliber 37.6S, most often used in early military or aviator watches. The present watch, made in 1939, is one of the very first models produced and was delivered to Poland. The grandfather of the current owner - a watchmaker based in Prague- purchased the watch from the original owner who worked as a mining engineer in Poland. It was passed on from father to son until its appearance here in this very catalogue. It is extremely rare to see a CK 2039 appear at auction. The present lot is fresh to the market and in excellent condition. It will without a doubt appeal to the connoisseur due to its rarity, contemporary dimensions, lovely gilt finished caliber and the elegantly patinated sector dial.

  • 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. CK2039
An extremely rare, oversized and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sector dial

44mm. Diameter
Dial, case and movement signed.

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF72,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016