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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 293

    Omega. A fine, rare and large 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. KOT 741 AL, MOVEMENT NO. 5'751'652, CASE NO. 7'574'332, MANUFACTURED IN 1928

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    Omega. A fine, rare and large 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial
    Signed Omega, ref. KOT 741 AL, movement no. 5'751'652, case no. 7'574'332, manufactured in 1928
    Cal. 18''' SO PB CHRO gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, blue and red tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, hinged back, wire lugs, one oval chronograph button in the band to six o'clock, case, dial and movement signed
    45 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present anti-magnetic single button chronograph wristwatch was sold to Italy in 1928.

    Early oversized single button chronograph wristwatches in such beautiful, original condition such as the present watch are exceedingly rare. Another particularity is the chronograph button, placed between the lower lugs to the 6 o'clock position instead of the more common placement in the band or in the crown.

    A similar watch is illustrated and described in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 527, pl. 8178.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct diameter of this watch is 45 mm. and not 40 mm. as stated in the printed catalogue.
    Le diametre exact de cette montre est 45 mm. et non pas 40 mm. comme stipule dans la version imprimee du catalogue.