Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1939
    Movement No: 8'916'397
    Case No: 9'712'501
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 26.5 SOB T2, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present wristwatch, made in 1939, is in fact fitted with one of these superb creations furthermore presenting a two-tone attire, alternating between sectors matte and metallic finishes. Another detail typical of the time are the railway fifth-of-a-second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, also a trait most commonly found in the late 1930s and throughout the 1940s.

    Offered in absolutely unrestored condition and sporting a very large case, the present timepiece is an enormously charming and honest example of vintage Omega production.

  • 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 rare, large and extremely attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone sector dial

Circa 1939
37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$46,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019