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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: The first 1956, the second circa 1961
    Reference No: The first OT 2799, the second 14381 SC
    Movement No: The first 14’231’099, the second 18’562’077
    Case No: The first 11’404’899
    Model Name: Both Constellation
    Material: The first 18K yellow gold, the second stainless steel
    Calibre: The first, automatic, cal. 354, 17 jewels, the second, automatic, cal. 551, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: The first crocodile, the second stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: The first gold plated stainless steel Omega pin buckle, the second stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: Both 34.5mm diameter
    Signed: The first case, dial, movement and buckle signed, the second case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: The first accompanied by later Omega card holder, outer packaging and presentation box. Further delivered with Omegamania warranty stamped lot 162 and Omegamania Certificate confirming the date of delivery for this present timepiece on 30th April 1956.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Constellation was initially launched in 1952 with a name commemorating the Constellation jets that flew during WWII. The model was made available in various case metals including stainless steel, yellow gold and pink gold with three grades of finishing including standard, deluxe and grand luxe. Regarded as a flagship model, the Constellation was the firm’s very first self-winding chronometer wristwatch.

    The present lot is presented with two Omega Constellation timepieces, both from early examples of the model with an example in 18K yellow gold and a stainless steel variation with a bracelet. The yellow gold timepiece was previously sold at the Omegamania thematic auction in 2007.

  • 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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LOT OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE

Σ936

Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. The first OT 2799, the second 14381 SC
A pair of yellow gold and stainless steel wristwatches with center seconds

The first 1956, the second circa 1961
Both 34.5mm diameter
The first case, dial, movement and buckle signed, the second case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$25,000 - 40,000 
€2,700-4,300
$3,200-5,100

Sold for HK$47,880

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020