A very charismatic stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with grey dial, tachymeter and pulsometer scales

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1945
    Reference No: 2077-4
    Movement No: 9'384'829
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 33.3 CHRO, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1937, Omega reference 2077 marked a turning point for the manufacturer as it was the first water resistant chronograph wristwatch.

    The present example is a very attractive and charismatic late production model powered by the exclusive Omega caliber 33.3 CHRO. Launched in 1933 the first model using this caliber had only one apparent chronograph pusher when the second one was merged into the crown. In the late 30s, Omega redesigned it to power some of their finest two pusher chronographs such as the present reference 2077.

    Fitted with a superb bi-colored, multi-scale dial, this watch is highly charismatic. Not only does the dial feature a tachometer scale, but it also incorporates a pulsation scale. The pulsation scale is sharply contrasting against the grey dial with its red printing on a silver outer ring, which also gives the watch superb character.

    With a substantial diameter of 38.5mm, it was oversized for the time period, but is now considered ideal for watch collectors today

  • 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. 2077-4
A very charismatic stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with grey dial, tachymeter and pulsometer scales

Circa 1945
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 50,000 
€22,900-45,700
$25,100-50,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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+ 41 79 637 1724
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The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019