A rare PVD-Coated stainless steel stopwatch, made for the International Federation of Association Football

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1979
    Model Name: 'Fifa'
    Material: PVD-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical
    Bracelet/Strap: Black leather strap
    Dimensions: 44 mm. width
    Signed: Dial signed, movement and case signed Lemania
    Accessories: With Omega fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This watch is a football stopwatch used by FIFA referees, and keeps time to 1/5 of a second. This model can be found in the Omega Museum, and is one of the three models officially adopted by the International Federation of Association Football in September 1979.

  • 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 PVD-Coated stainless steel stopwatch, made for the International Federation of Association Football

歐米茄,罕有,PVD塗層不銹鋼計時器,“Fifa”,為國際足球協會於約1979年而製

Circa 1979
44 mm. width
Dial signed, movement and case signed Lemania

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for HK$12,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

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Specialist
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ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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