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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 105

    Omega. A fine, large and rare 18K gold limited edition skeletonized split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with original box

    SIGNED OMEGA, OLYMPIC GRAND LUXE CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, REF. MG 6715 S, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

    Price Realised  

    Omega. A fine, large and rare 18K gold limited edition skeletonized split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with original box
    Signed Omega, Olympic Grand Luxe chronograph model, ref. MG 6715 S, manufactured in 1974
    Cal. 1130 S 24''' gilt-finished jewelled lever movement entirely hand-cut, filed, angled and chased by Jules-Henri Meylan, the skeletonized movement with Arabic numerals on outer gilt chapter ring, raised gilt ring calibrated for the seconds and 10ths of a second, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes register and constant seconds, in large circular case with grooved satin-brushed band, anti-reflective optical crystals, the split seconds chronograph functions activated through the large button in the band and through the crown, the hour set to the split second by unscrewing and depressing the button to 1 o'clock, movement numbered
    66 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Omega Certificate dated 9 March 2008 confirming production of the present watch in 1974 and original fitted burgundy leather presentation box.

    The present "Olympic Grand Luxe" skeleton chronograph model is part of an extremely limited series of less than 10 examples made in 1974, the movements entirely hand-cut, filed, angled and chased by Jules-Henri Meylan, formerly the responsible for the assembly of chronographs at Lémania.

    The model is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 568.