Omega - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1994
    Reference No: BA135.1894
    Movement No: 21’373’380
    Case No: 27/100
    Model Name: 1894
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 286, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Omega pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega service invoice dated 28th September 2017, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - In 1994, Omega unveiled a remarkable commemorative timepiece - the “1894”. This exquisite wristwatch was produced in a limited edition of only 100 pieces to mark the manufacture’s 100th anniversary.

    - As part of this highly exclusive production, the present example stands out as exceptionally well-preserved - numbered 27 of 100. Within the elegant champagne dial lies a cloisonné floral display of ravishing beauty. To allow this central artwork to shine, the surrounding dial is kept marvelously minimalist, with slender hands and faceted indices in matching yellow gold.

    - The rare Omega imprint at 6 o'clock hints at the unconventional thinking behind this masterpiece. Notably, the movement within is a vintage 1963 Omega cal. 286, rendering the timepiece a fusion of old and new.

    - The present timepiece comes with its original custom-made box designed like an antique book. For the discerning aficionado, this Omega “1894” is a true collector’s piece that resonates with history, rarity and grace.

  • 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. BA135.1894
A rare, attractive and well-preserved limited edition yellow gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, center seconds and presentation box, numbered 27 of a limited edition of 100 pieces made to commemorate Omega’s 100th anniversary

Circa 1994
35.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$127,000

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024