Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1957
    Reference No: OT2852
    Movement No: 15'435'270
    Case No: 201'030
    Model Name: Constellation
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 505, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather Omega strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Certificate of High Precision and fitted presentation box bearing the Saudi Arabia crest. Furthermore delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1957 and its subsequent delivery to Saudi Arabia

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Constellation was once the firm’s flagship model, an immediate blockbuster since the moment of its launch in 1952. Featuring unique diamond-shaped hour markers and further fitted with dauphine hands on a pie-pan dial, the Constellation was immediately recognizable. The case as well was as peculiar as it was identifiable thanks to its unusually shaped lugs - which in fact present an evolution: early examples such as the present one feature rounded sides to the lugs, which later become more straight.

    The present example is obviously and immediately set apart from the rest due to its bespoken dial bearing the effigy of the King of Saudi Arabia. Clearly a special order, this watch is an example of bespoken royal timepiece, a custom relatively widespread among middle-eastern crowned heads.

  • 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. OT2852
An extremely rare pink gold automatic wristwatch with center seconds, royal portrait on the dial, certificate and box

35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF6,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF16,380

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020