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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 99

    Omega. A lot of four stainless steel openface split seconds chronograph keyless lever watches in plexiglass case

    SIGNED OMEGA, OLYMPIC, NUIT SPATIALE COLLECTION, REF. MG 6712, MOVEMENT NOS. 2324376, 2324377, 2324378 AND 2324379, CIRCA 1970

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    Omega. A lot of four stainless steel openface split seconds chronograph keyless lever watches in plexiglass case
    Signed Omega, Olympic, Nuit Spatiale collection, ref. MG 6712, movement nos. 2324376, 2324377, 2324378 and 2324379, circa 1970
    All with cal. 1131 24''' gilt-finished lever movements, 21 jewels, metal dust cap, the black dial with semi-centre aimed "Art Deco" Arabic numerals, white hands, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes register and constant seconds, superimposed white chapter ring with strokes indicating the 1/10ths of a second and Arabic numerals for the 60 seconds, orange and red split seconds chronograph hands, the circular stainless steel cases coated with charcoal-coloured non-slip enamel, snap on back, split seconds chronograph functions operated through two round buttons in the band and through the crown, in metal outer cases with screwed bezels, all set within a plexiglass case fitted with a metal device allowing to simultaneously start/stop the watches, two metal mounting brackets, dials and movements signed
    65 mm. diam. each (4)

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    The present watches are from Omega's "Nuit Spatiale" or "Spatial Night" collection of split seconds chronograph watches introduced in 1966 in anticipation of the Mexico City 1968 Olympic games.

    The particularities of the model are the charcoal grey case coated with non-slip enamel, preventing the watches from slipping when held in wet hands, and the black dials featuring a superimposed white chapter ring for the seconds. This characteristic combined with the extra long second hands and the anti-reflective flat crystal minimize the parallax error when reading the time.

    The "Nuit Spatiale" models were also available with chronometer movements with Observatory rating certificates, the dials either with the "normal" straight Arabic numerals or, such as the present watches, with semi-centre aimed Art Deco Arabic numerals.

    Another particularity of the present lot are the consecutive movement numbers of the four watches, ranging from 2324376 to 2324379, and their excellent overall condition. Obviously mainly kept in the fitted case, protecting the watches from weather while being able to time four participants of a race, the watches have remained in like new condition.

    For a description and illustrations of the "Nuit Spatiale" see Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, pp. 566 & 567.