Omega - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 987
    Movement No: 10’389’160
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present lot with caliber 33.3 CHRO Pc AM 17p on December 5th, 1947 and its delivery to Brazil.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Due to their wonderfully diverse dial designs, vintage Omega chronograph wristwatches from the early half of the 20th century are amongst the most charismatic and sought after for enthusiasts. Manufactured in the 1940s, the present, large reference CK 987 exemplifies the design know-how Omega is well-known for.

    Fitted with a superb bi-colored, multi-scale dial, this watch is highly charismatic. Not only does the dial feature a tachymeter scale, but it also incorporates a pulsations scale. The pulsations scale sharply contrasts against the grey dial with its distinctive red printing on a silver outer ring, giving the watch superb character.

    With a substantial diameter of 38mm, it was oversized for the time period, but is now considered ideal for watch collectors today.

  • 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. 987
An attractive, interesting, and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale, pulsations dial

1947
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 20,000 
CHF9,500-19,000
€9,600-19,300
HK$78,200-156,000
S$13,700-27,400

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022