Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 2609-15
    Movement No: 11’702’007
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 265, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1940's and 1950's was an interesting era for Omega, producing many chronographs and chronometers. The chronometers were fitted with robust and reliable calibers such as the cal. 265 and the later upgraded cal. 266. Other than producing interesting calibers, the firm were also creating pieces with a diverse selection of dial, which fuels the motivation for collectors to hunt.

    The present example is a reference 2609-15, produced in 1947, fitted with an attractive Arabic numeral dial housed in a stainless steel case.

  • 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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Ref. 2609-15
A very fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with small center seconds and Arabic numerals

37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$24,000 - 40,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019