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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1979
    Reference No: BA468.0804
    Movement No: 40'896'697
    Case No: 1'680'054
    Model Name: Constellation
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 1021, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Omega bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Omega fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Constellation was a very big commercial success for Omega and is still a popular watch today. The present watch is in original and unpolished condition and is powered by the Omega caliber 1021. This caliber was made in-house and introduced by Omega in 1972.

  • 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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1046

Ref. BA468.0804
A fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set tonneau-shaped calendar bracelet watch with sweep centre seconds

Circa 1979
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$35,000 - 50,000 
€4,200-6,000
$4,500-6,400

Sold for HK$47,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017