• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 1376

    Important Watches

    15 November 2010, Geneva

  • Lot 221

    Omega. A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch with hack feature and white dial, made for the Royal Canadian Air Force

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. 34/62 (LÉMANIA), MOVEMENT NO. 1'473'403, MANUFACTURED IN 1960

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    Omega. A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch with hack feature and white dial, made for the Royal Canadian Air Force
    Signed Omega, ref. 34/62 (Lémania), movement no. 1'473'403, manufactured in 1960
    Cal. 2221 - Lémania 15 CHT nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, white dial, Arabic 1 - 11 numerals with luminous accents, luminous Arabic 6 and 12 numerals, luminous hands, red chronograph hand, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back engraved with military markings RCAF SERIAL NO. HA-62-342 6W/16 S, round chronograph button in the band, stainless steel Omega buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With Omega Extract of the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1960. The Extract also states that it is one of 442 pieces delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in the same year. Furthermore with Omega contemporary red presentation box.

    The present watch is from a small series of single button chronograph wristwatches supplied to the Royal Canadian Air Force, fitted with the cal. 2221 movement with hack feature, a white dial with luminous Arabic 6 and 12 numerals, luminous dots to the remaining numerals and luminous hands. The case backs were engraved with military specifications.