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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 183

    Omega. A rare and large stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch with black dial and triple flexible lugs

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 2080, MOVEMENT NO. 9'388'655, CASE NO. 9'555'285, MANUFACTURED IN 1941

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    Omega. A rare and large stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch with black dial and triple flexible lugs
    Signed Omega, ref. CK 2080, movement no. 9'388'655, case no. 9'555'285, manufactured in 1941
    Cal. 33.3 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, black gloss dial, white Breguet numerals, outer railway five minute divisions, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, raised flat bezel, snap on back with engraved initials H.A., triple flexible lugs, two oval chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present watch was delivered to the Swiss market on 22 August 1941. The model is illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 536, pl. 8175, and furthermore on permanent exhibition in Omega's prestigious museum in Bienne, Switzerland.

    This watch was formerly the property of the late Henry Anderson who acquired it during his service in World War II and had the case back engraved with his initials. Its particularity, besides the unusual design of the lugs, is the dial, omitting any of the technical scales (tachymetre, telemetre or pulsometre) commonly found on such a watch. Consequently the entire layout could be modified moving the numerals further to the edge and enlarging the subsidiary dials. This results in better readability, both of the fifths seconds on the outer scale and the indications on the subsidiary dials. Interestingly due to the different dial proportions, the watch appears to be larger.