• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 243

    Omega. A large stainless steel automatic split seconds chronograph wristwatch with date and co-axial escapement

    SIGNED OMEGA, DE VILLE, CO-AXIAL, CHRONOMÈTRE, RATTRAPANTE, DOUBLE COLUMN WHEEL CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT, REF. 4847.50.31, MOVEMENT NO. 78'250'592, MANUFACTURED IN 2008

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    Omega. A large stainless steel automatic split seconds chronograph wristwatch with date and co-axial escapement
    Signed Omega, De Ville, Co-Axial, Chronomètre, Rattrapante, Double Column Wheel Co-Axial Escapement, ref. 4847.50.31, movement no. 78'250'592, manufactured in 2008
    Cal. 3612 nickel-finished lever movement, 38 jewels, double column wheel co-axial escapement with free sprung balance, black dial, applied stainless steel baton numerals, luminous lozenge-shaped hands, red-tipped split seconds hands, eccentric aperture for date, three engine-turned sunk silvered subsidiary dials for constant seconds on two arched 30 second scales with two blued steel hands, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers with applied stainless steel Roman numerals, large circular water-resistant-type case with stepped, fluted lugs, glazed display screw back, three round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Omega deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. diam.


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    With Omega International Warranty dated March 2008, Chronometer Certificate, Pictograms, sales tags, instruction manuals, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present model incorporates a co-axial escapement, invented by the contemporary horologist George Daniels. Its design is based on the double Co-Axial escape wheel, a lever with three pallet stones and impulse stone on the balance roller, together with a free sprung balance. Compared with the lever escapement, the Co-Axial system reduces sliding friction and consequently ensures greater accuracy over time.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.