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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 198.0004
    Case No: 32’977’700
    Model Name: Constellation Chronometer Electronic f300Hz
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 1250, 12 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Omega bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Omega International Guarantee stamped Salvador Cupello, Venezuela dated 7th October 1973, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Electronic Constellation with d-shaped case is a wonderful example of the style of the 1970s, which moved away from the hippie era, to a casual dress less encumbered with accessories. The watch has a bold distinctive look and similar to other top watch brands of the period, there was a move toward electronic movements as Swiss manufacturers struggled to compete with the new quartz movement coming from Japan. The f300 movement was developed by ESA and tested to mechanical chronometer standards and proved to be more accurate. These luxury watches were made in both stainless steel and 18k gold and the present example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied by the original guarantee and presentation box.

  • 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

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 198.0004
A fine yellow gold electronic wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1973
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$23,500 - 39,000 
€2,700-4,400
$3,000-5,000

Sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019