Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: CK 2393
    Movement No: 9'387'183
    Case No: 9'978'097
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming sale of the present watch on February 5, 1941 and delivery to Canada.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This extremely well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch most notably displays an impressive grey and black dial with both telemeter and pulsations scales. Printed in different shades, the scales range from an intense gold to various tones of copper, giving the watch a lot of charisma and depth. Contrasting against the silver Roman numerals, the effect is stunning.

    The present chronograph display's Omega’s incredible know-how in creating chronograph wristwatches. Housing the iconic 33.3 caliber, this example is preserved in excellent condition, with sharp angled lugs that do not display signs of over polishing. The 37.5 millimeter case is very large for the period, its presence enhanced by the three dimensional angled lugs. It is particularly impressive that Omega had the foresight to create such a large and modern looking watch in the late 1930s.

  • 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 2393
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with grey and black multi-scale pulsations dial and angled lugs

37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF43,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018