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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1935
    Reference No: OT 988 OF
    Movement No: 9’378’608
    Case No: 8’602’602
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated buckle
    Dimensions: 37 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Omega enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence thanks to its continuous devotion to timekeeping precision and accuracy since its founding in 1848. Perhaps best known today for its Speedmaster family of chronographs introduced in 1957, Omega was producing superb chronograph wristwatches beginning decades earlier – as exemplified by the present lot from 1935 and delivered to Italy.

    The present lot is fitted with an attractive sector dial featuring multiple scales used to measure speed and distance. The generously proportioned case is housing the well-known 33.3 CHRO manual-winding movement and the chronograph functions are controlled by only two buttons - a highly sought after execution appreciated by seasoned collectors for its elegant simplicity.

  • 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. OT 988 OF
An extremely rare and attractive yellow gold single-button chronograph wristwatch with sector dial and multi scale

1935
37 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€13,300-22,100
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$150,000

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