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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1940
    Reference No: 2393/3
    Movement No: 11’028’467
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 170, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Python leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    An impressive and early example, the present example displays Omega’s astonishing craftsmanship and technical dexterity in creating chronograph wristwatches. The 37.5mm case is particularly large during that period. Giving some unique personality to the watch, the dial has aged delicately into a lovely beige color unmissable by its beholders.

    Over time, reference 2393/3 has become a cult favorite amongst vintage watch collectors, representing an important milestone moment within Omega’s history of watchmaking. This example is preserved in overall excellent condition, while the hands and hour markers are intact. By all means a remarkable timepiece, the present example is sure to delight the most discerning watch connoisseurs.

  • 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. 2393/3
A fine and early stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with seconds subsidiary register

Circa 1940
37.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 100,000 
€6,100-11,000
$7,100-12,800

Sold for HK$62,500

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