A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-colored dial, large art-deco style hour markers, tachometer, telemeter and pulsometer scales

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: CK2079
    Movement No: 9'385'640
    Case No: 10'121'833
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3 CHRO, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega fitted box and Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in February 9, 1943 and its subsequent delivery to Brasil.
    Literature: For similar examples of this reference see Omega Watches, John Goldberger, p. 80 and pp. 82-86.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Some of the most exciting chronographs from the 1930s-1950s were created by Omega.

    The present model impresses not only thanks to its 37.5mm diameter but mostly by its amazing multi-colored dial with an eye-catching grey center ring with pink art deco numerals. Featured on the outer rim of the dial is a tachymeter scale with gilt print. Additionally, there are 2 inner scales that overlap with the chronograph registers: a pulsometer printed in white and a more discrete telemeter scale in gilt.

    Beating within this timepiece is Omega’s iconic caliber 33.3. This movement was originally produced in 1933 by Lemania, with one pusher on top, and the other operated by pushing the crown. It was only later that the movement was modified to enable two separate pushers to start, stop and reset the chronograph function.

  • 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

Ref. CK2079
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-colored dial, large art-deco style hour markers, tachometer, telemeter and pulsometer scales

1943
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 
€10,600-15,800
$12,300-18,400

sold for CHF47,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018