Omega - Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR Geneva Friday, November 11, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1938
    Reference No: CK2048
    Movement No: 9'382'605
    Case No: 9'555'427
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Lizard
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle signed Omega
    Dimensions: 38.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1938 and its subsequent delivery in Poland

  • Catalogue Essay

    Omega has a distinguished track record in the field of chronographs and the present watch is a wonderful example of the brand’s expertise both in terms of technical and visual innovation. Appearing to be a monopusher chronograph, the start and stop functions are in fact triggered via the top pusher, whereas the reset function is triggered via the pusher placed co-axially within the crown. Housing the Omega’s iconic caliber 33.3, the steel case is entirely satin finished other than the pushers and the bezel. The stimulating look of the present lot is obtained via the potent mix of bold Arabic numerals on the bezel with prominent red ‘12’ and numbers 1 to 11 in black, and the three highly legible scales printed on the dial. So iconic was this model within the Omega collection that they latter reissued it within their Museum Collection in 2013 as the ‘Museum Chronograph 1945’. The present lot will impress the gentleman collector looking for a classic, refined chronograph of exquisite style and elegance.

  • 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. CK2048
A rare, large and attractive chronograph wristwatch with black dial and calibrated bezel

38.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed.

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF15,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016