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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 15

    Omega. A fine and very rare stainless steel pilot's chronograph wristwatch with black dial

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 2048, CASE NO. 95'553'72, MOVEMENT NO. 9'384'230, MANUFACTURED IN 1939

    Price Realised  

    Omega. A fine and very rare stainless steel pilot's chronograph wristwatch with black dial
    Signed Omega, ref. CK 2048, case no. 95'553'72, movement no. 9'384'230, manufactured in 1939
    Cal. 33.3 CHRO nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the black dial with outer tachymetre, telemetre and 60 seconds scales, inner spiral scale calibrated for 60 seconds, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in large circular case with snap on back, engraved Arabic hour markers to the enlarged bezel, chronograph operated through one oval button in the band and through the crown, stainless steel Omega buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Omega Certificate dated December 2003 confirming the sale of the present watch to Poland on 11 April 1939. Its official retail price at the time was CHF180.

    This aviator chronograph watch inspired Omega to launch a reproduction in 2003, the so-called "Officer's Watch", watch number 3 from the Museum Collection.

    The model is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 533, the re-edition on p. 499.