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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1961
    Reference No: CK 2913
    Movement No: 16'684'517
    Model Name: Seamaster 300 "FAP"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 501, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further signed "FAP"
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch on 28 April 1961 and delivery to the Peruvian Air Forces, with the case back having a special military "FAP" engraving.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Seamaster was first created in 1957. Fitted with a rotating bezel and automatic movement, it was originally conceived as a dive watch with broad arrow hands that were legible even from far away.

    The present Seamaster was delivered to the Peruvian Air Force, or “Fuerza Aérea del Perú", which is confirmed by Omega's Extract from the Archives. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Peruvian Air Force commissioned brands such as Omega and Rolex to create watches for their personnel.

    The edge of the case back is thus engraved "FAP". While one would expect a Speedmaster to display this engraving, a small number of dive watches were also made for the Air Force. The present example is preserved in most attractive and original condition. The luminous has aged to a warm pumpkin colour, giving the watch a lot of character.

  • 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. CK 2913
A highly rare stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds, rotating bezel and "lollipop" hand, made for the Peruvian Air Force

38.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further signed "FAP"

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF56,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017