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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: PA14.319
    Movement No: 12'633'805
    Case No: 11'059'766
    Model Name: "Spider Lugs"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 342, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch in October 22, 1952 and its delivery to Spain.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Omega’s reference PA 14.319 is as elusive as it is rare and attractive. Very little information is available on the present reference and very few have graced the international auction market in the past decade. Other than its ultra-scarcity, the timepiece has many rare and unusual features adding extra appeal to it: namely the platinum case which was uncommon in the Omega production of the 1950s, a lovely salmon coloured guilloché dial and elegant diamond hour markers.

    Adding supplementary drama to the watch are the incredible elongated, down turned “spider lugs” of this timepiece, extremely similar to the ones found on the Patek Philippe reference 1578.
    Giving life to this timepiece is Omega’s bumper self-winding caliber 342.

    Fascinatingly mysterious, the present timepiece, made in 1952 and sold to a Spanish client, is a potent mix of ice and fire. Its delicately restrained platinum case, ornated lugs, lavish guilloché dial and diamond markers, give this watch a highly contemporary elegant look.

  • 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. PA14.319
A very rare and unusual platinum wristwatch with "spider" lugs, salmon guilloché dial and diamond hour markers

1952
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,300-25,900
$20,700-31,000

Sold for CHF25,000

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017