Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1972
    Reference No: ST 166.077
    Movement No: 31’501’285
    Model Name: Seamaster 600, Ploprof
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1002, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 55.5mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in May 10, 1972. Further with red suede Omega pouch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Delivered to “International Underwater Constructors” of New York, this “PloProf” surely has many professional tales to tell.

    The company’s founder, André Galerne, joined legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the 1950s and sailed for over a year onboard his legendary “Calypso” where he was initiated to the world of Scuba Diving.

    In 1962 he founded one of the first companies that explored commercial and professional diving, IUC (International Underwater Constructors) that immediately became one of the leading diving companies providing and supporting oil rigs and offshore technical diving.

    The paths of Cousteau and Galerne crossed several times as both men were involved heavily in saturation diving throughout the years.

    Many of the watches worn by Cousteau’s team were from IUC’s stock and vice versa as both men knew each-other’s professional needs well, even more so after Cousteau moved his base of operations and the Calypso from Europe permanently to the East Coast of the United States of America.

  • 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. ST 166.077
A rare and highly attractive stainless steel left-handed diver's wristwatch with date and locking rotating bezel

55.5mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$625,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018