Omega - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1959
    Reference No: 2913-3
    Movement No: 1’6340’572
    Model Name: Seamaster 300
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 501, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, end links stamped 6, max overall length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped 1.59
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Omega presentation box, additional Omega stainless steel bracelet, and a Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on March 16, 1959 and its delivery to Switzerland.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips is proud to offer this exceptional, fresh-to-market, Seamaster 300, reference CK2913-3 from 1959. A remarkable watch in so many ways, it is one of the best-preserved examples of an early Seamster 300 to ever surface. Furthermore, sharp-eyed connoisseurs will immediately notice a highly coveted and rarely seen detail on the dial at 12 o’clock – a prominent retailer signature of the Zurich-based boutique, Meister.

    The present Seamaster 300 stands out not only for the presence of its original, iconic “Broad Arrow” hands, but also to its stunning, nearly “new-old-stock” overall condition. The Meister-signed dial is pristine, with original luminous material that has aged to a strong mocha hue. The presence of two original bracelets, including a rarely seen Omega "bamboo" bracelet, - both produced in 1959 as stamped on their clasps – further enhances the desirability and originality of this example. Acquired by the consignor over 25 years ago directly from the original owner, who kept it unworn in a drawer since its original purchase with these two bracelets. Fully correct, it features a flawless revolving bezel still retaining its original luminous dot, and outstandingly crisp engravings to the case back.

    Considering the challenge of finding well-preserved vintage, professional timepieces, it is very possible that a watch of this remarkable originality, quality, and condition will take decades to reappear on the market, making this a rare opportunity for the most discerning and demanding collector.

  • 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. 2913-3
An exceptionally well-preserved and very rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, revolving bezel, two original bracelets, and box, retailed by Meister

Circa 1959
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$40,000 - 80,000 
CHF39,800-79,700
€38,400-76,700
HK$314,000-628,000
S$55,800-112,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022