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

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1950s
    Reference No: 3944
    Movement No: 12’593’007
    Case No: 10’805’917
    Model Name: Cosmic
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 381, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilted stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm length, 32mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted in 1947, the celebrated Cosmic model was Omega's first execution featuring a full calendar as well as moon phases. It was mainly available in 14K or 18K yellow gold, and less often in pink gold, fitted with a variety of dial configurations.

    Offered in extremely well-preserved condition, the present example illustrates the evolution of the timepieces over time. This example from the 1950s features a highly elaborate square case with a gorgeous black dial. Between the 1950s and the 1970s, watchmaking design took a funkier turn which resulted in many unconventional case constructions. The trend had eventually faded out in the 1980s with the return of the more conventional circular case configurations.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3944
A rare and fine yellow gold square wristwatch with triple calendar, moonphases and black dial

Circa 1950s
33mm length, 32mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019