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

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1960
    Reference No: 2782/2799 SC
    Movement No: 14’763’190
    Case No: 11’419’900
    Model Name: Constellation
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 354, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Omega bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Omega concealed expandable deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 34.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted Omega presentation box bearing to the inside the dedication "Omega à Monsieur Joseph Odermatt pour 25 années de collaboration" and period Omega booklet

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Constellation was considered by Omega as the pinnacle of its luxury watch production. The aesthetics of the watch are further boasted by its impressive condition, the case perfectly retaining its proportions and architecture, most obvious when analyzing the lugs’ complex construction. The hallmark to the band as well is as crisp and deep as ever, telltale sign of an unmolested timepiece.

    A final touch of historical appeal is found inside the presentation box: evidently the watch was a gift from Omega to collaborator Joseph Odermatt on the occasion of his 25th anniversary with the company. Considered the importance of the piece, it is quite obvious that Mr Odermatt was held in very high regard by Omega top management.

  • 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. 2782/2799 SC
A fine yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds, pie-pan dial and bracelet

Circa 1960
34.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$32,000 - 48,000 

Sold for HK$57,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019