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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1937
    Movement No: 8’799’528
    Case No: 9’226’142
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is an attractive example from the late 1930s. The movement used is a robust pocket watch caliber 26.5s, most often used in early military or aviator watches. The present watch in 37mm during the 1930s is considered oversized, as watches during that period has a smaller diameter between 30 to 35 milimeters.

    The large case size with attractive two-toned dial is the prefect size for today market as the demand for larger size vintage timepieces is strong. According to Omega archive the present watch was delivered to Poland in 1937.

    Without a doubt it will appeal to the connoisseur with its rarity, contemporary dimensions, lovely finished caliber and the elegantly patinated two-toned dial.

  • 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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A rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-toned dial

1937
37.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 80,000 
€5,300-8,800
$6,200-10,300

Sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018