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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 6

    Omega. A fine, large and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sector dial

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 859, MOVEMENT NO. 8'657'424, CASE NO. 9'332'652, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Omega. A fine, large and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sector dial
    Signed Omega, ref. CK 859, movement no. 8'657'424, case no. 9'332'652, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 26.5 SOB T2 mechanical jewelled movement, silvered brushed sector dial, Arabic and baton numerals, minute divisions, outer railway minute divisions combined with fifths of a second and Arabic five minutes divisions, sunken engine-turned subsidiary seconds, large circular case, snap on back, stainless steel Omega buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    37.5 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Omega, the present watch was delivered to Bulgaria in 1938.

    The first Omega wristwatch was produced in 1900, featuring like many of the early wristwatches a hinged case back similar to that of a pocket watch. By the mid-1930's, the case designs had evolved to look more like the wristwatches we are familiar with today, with elongated lugs and a flatter bezel and case back.

    A typical wristwatch of the period featured a case diameter of around 30 millimetres. The present watch, being 37.5 millimetres, was incredibly large for its time, and thus rendering it a very contemporary look and feel despite its nearly 80 years of age. It furthermore impresses with its very good, original overall condition, in the charismatically aged silvered dial with the superb sector scheme (also called aviator dial), often found on watches made for military or scientific use.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct diameter of this watch is 37.5mm and not 27.5 mm as stated in the printed catalogue.
    Le diametre correct de cette montre est 37.5 mm. et non pas 27.5 mm. comme stipule dans la version imprimee du catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN