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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: CK 2079
    Movement No: 9’392’242
    Case No: 10’124’022
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3 CHRO, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by the original Omega red hang tag

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronograph displays Omega’s incredible know-how in creating chronograph wristwatches. Housing the iconic 33.3 caliber, this example is preserved in excellent condition, with sharp angled lugs that do not display signs of over polishing. The 37.5 millimeter case is very large for the period, its presence enhanced by the three dimensional angled lugs. It is particularly impressive that Omega had the foresight to create such a "modern" looking watch in the early 1940s.

    Most impressive is the rare, black and grey dial, with a multi-scale design that Omega is particularly known for. Such multi-scale designs were often printed on enamel or glossy dials. The scales are printed in different shades, ranging from white to red, giving the watch a lot of charisma and depth. Research furthermore states the present watch was delivered to Germany in 1943.

    An impressive watch in many ways, the present example is sure to delight the horological and design connoisseur.

  • 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. CK 2079
A rare and very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bi-colour multi-scale dial

1943
37.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 650,000 
€44,200-71,800
$51,300-83,300

Sold for HK$600,000

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