A rare, large and very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale dial, pulsations scale, box and original guarantee

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1940
    Movement No: 9'386'544
    Case No: 9'977'158
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Guarantee of Origin dated December 31, 1956, product literature and presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch on September 27, 1940 and its sale to Italy.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This extremely well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch most notably displays an impressive multi-tone grey dial with both tachymeter and pulsations scales. Printed in different shades, the scales range from blue to red, giving this watch a lot of charisma and depth. Contrasting against the Arabic 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.

    Research shows that the present watch was delivered to Italy in 1940.

  • 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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A rare, large and very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale dial, pulsations scale, box and original guarantee

1940
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€13,700-22,900
$15,000-25,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019