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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1966
    Reference No: ST 165.024
    Movement No: 24’222’170
    Model Name: Seamaster 300
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 552, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega fitted presentation box. Further delivered with an Omega Extract of the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece on 22nd December 1966 and its subsequent delivery to Argentina.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in the late 1940s, the Omega Seamaster remain as one of the longest running model line still in production today. With an illustrious heritage and being the chosen professional timing equipment for combat divers of the British Royal Navy, the Omega Seamaster 300 ref. 165.024 was launched in 1964 taking its inspiration from its ancestral models.

    With a distinct appeal, the Seamaster is most notable for its implementation of the O ring on the gasket enhancing its waterproof capabilities. Encased in a perfectly proportioned 41mm diameter stainless steel case with the firm’s signature lyra-style lugs, the case is further adorned with a highly practical luminescent bi-directional rotating bezel, which enhances its legibility under water and in the dark to a heightened level.

    The robust two-piece case made by Huguenin Frères with its initials “HF” stamped inside the caseback encases a beautiful matte black dial with large luminous plots and sword hands with Arabic numerals for 12, 3, 6 and 9.

    The present example Omega Seamaster ref. 165.024 from 1966 is presented in an extremely attractive overall condition boasting not only a nice and defined case, the condition of the dial and bezel is moreover impressive. Aged in a coherent and exceptional vintage appeal, the luminescent plots have developed an even buttery hue that strikes a handsome contrast against the richness of its black dial. The Seahorse engraving on the reverse remains vividly intact and well-preserved.

    Furthermore, the present is lot delivered with an Omega Extract from the Archives with its corresponding serial number indicating its subsequent delivery to Argentina. Accompanied by its original presentation box, this present Seamaster 300 is truly a star acquisition for Omega collectors.

  • 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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Ref. ST 165.024
An attractive, well-preserved and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds and presentation box

1966
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$46,000 - 95,000 
€4,900-10,100
$5,900-12,200

Sold for HK$88,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021