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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1944
    Reference No: 2374/4
    Movement No: 10’627’062
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 30.10 R.A, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega mesh bracelet, max length 230mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with an Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its date of production of the present timepiece on 21st July 1947 and its subsequent delivery to Italy.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced during the early 1940s, Omega released the ref. 2374 and was the flattest self-winding model ever produced in series from the respective era by the firm. Featuring a stainless steel case with a chased caseback secured by a notched looking ring patented by Favre-Perret, the water-resistant case is further ensured via a shellac gasket. Elegantly sized at 35mm diameter, the case further features fancy sculpted lugs that are featured in the iconic Constellation model, which was launched a decade later in 1952.

    Powering the ref. 2374 is the cal. 30.10 R.A nickel finished caliber 17 jewels and an interesting “bumper” rotor, which is commonly seen in the Universal Genève Polerouter that “bumps” from one side to another instead of a full revolution of a regular rotor.

    Presented in attractive overall condition, the present Omega ref. 2374/4 in stainless steel with a two tone dial and an original mesh-style bracelet is a great opportunity for collectors of vintage timepieces to acquire an early and rare example of the model.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 2374/4
A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with small seconds, two tone dial and bracelet

Circa 1944
35mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$18,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$18,900

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020