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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1975
    Reference No: BA 396.0806
    Movement No: 34'913'728
    Model Name: Constellation Megaquartz
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 1510
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold bracelet measuring 200mm max
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 30mm wide and 40 mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on September 26, 1975 and delivery to Germany, original user manual, period advertisement, and letter dated 1998 from Omega Germany on the history of the watch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Megaquartz was launched in 1974 and presented as one of the most accurate wristwatches ever made. It was the first watch produced with a TSA (time second adjustment) allowing the hour to be changed independently of minutes and seconds, a separate pusher on the case side for setting seconds, allowing for the “to the second” setting.

    The present watch houses the impressive caliber 1510 which was at the time, and still remains today, one of the most precise quartz calibers ever made, advancing by only a second per month!

    Housed in a very well preserved and impressive gold case weighing over 200 grams and featuring a superb aventurine dial whose golden inclusions resemble a star studded sky, the present Omega Megaquartz is believed to have been made in less than 200 examples in this configuration.

  • Artist Biography

    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. BA 396.0806
An impressive quartz wristwatch in yellow gold with aventurine dial and bracelet

1975
30mm wide and 40 mm length
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,400-11,100
$8,700-13,100

Sold for CHF13,860

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020