A highly rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, rotating bezel and "lollipop" hand, made for the Peruvian Air Force

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1959
    Reference No: CK 2913-3
    Movement No: 16'334'689
    Model Name: Seamaster 300
    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 January 30, 1959 and delivery to the Peruvian Air Force, with the case back having a special military "FAP" engraving.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Originally launched in 1948 for Omega’s 100th anniversary, the Seamaster collection is the oldest series of Omega timepieces still in production today.

    However, the Seamaster as we know it now with its dive watch design only saw the light of day in 1957 with the presentation of the Seamaster 300 reference 2913 like the present lot.

    Fitted with a rotating bezel and an automatic movement, it was originally made with broad arrow hands which collectors now associate with historically important models.

    As its name implies, the present reference 2913 was built to master the waters, but the Peruvian Air Force, or “Fuerza Aérea del Perú", thought differently and had pieces made for its pilots. The present Seamaster was delivered to the Peruvian military in 1959 as confirmed by the Omega Extract from the Archives. The edge of the caseback is thus engraved "FAP".

    The Omega Seamaster reference 2913 is a sought-after timepiece. The present version is preserved in attractive and original condition and is sure to please the discerning collector.

  • 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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Ref. CK 2913-3
A highly rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, rotating bezel and "lollipop" hand, made for the Peruvian Air Force

1959
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further signed "FAP"

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€17,600-35,200
$20,500-41,000

sold for CHF31,250

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