Omega - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1941
    Movement No: 9'180'761
    Case No: 9'859'091
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 30T1, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Associated stainless steel bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    According to the Archives of Omega, case no. 9'851'091 was delivered to Hungary in 1941.

    With a 38mm diameter and a dial that is as aesthetically striking as its is rare and interesting, the present watch represents an ideal everyday companion for the vintage watch enthusiast. The dimension classifies it without a doubt as oversize for the era, but it is instead perfectly in tune with today's fashion. The dial, beyond the enormous impact achieved by the contrasting black chapter ring with gilt numeral, follows a sectorial architecture and features the aforementioned gilt graphics as well as on outer railway track and a subdial at 6 o'clock with azurage finish, all traits eminently typical of mid-century watch design and highly coveted by collectors.

  • 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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A large, striking and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone sector dial

Circa 1941
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF6,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF10,710

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020