• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 68

    Omega. A rare and unusual stainless steel and 14K gold-capped automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone gilt dial and Latin pulsometre scale

    SIGNED OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, SEAMASTER, REF. KO 2846, MOVEMENT NO. 15'642'995, CASE NOS. 2846-6 SC AND 2848, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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    Omega. A rare and unusual stainless steel and 14K gold-capped automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone gilt dial and Latin pulsometre scale
    Signed Omega, Automatic, Seamaster, ref. KO 2846, movement no. 15'642'995, case nos. 2846-6 SC and 2848, manufactured in 1957
    Cal. 501 copper-finished lever movement, 20 jewels, two-tone gilt dial, applied angular gold baton numerals, gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, applied gold Omega symbol and rod of Asclepius, two inner scales marked GRADATUS AD XV PULSUS, Latin for "graduated for 15 pulsations", 14K gold-capped circular water-resistant-type case, stainless steel underside and "press-in" back, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present watch with stainless steel and 14K gold-capped case was manufactured in 1957 and delivered to Venezuela.

    It stands out by the highly unusual dial, featuring a pulsation scale with Latin inscription and the rod of Asclepius, symbol of medicine, a layout until today only known from a black and white archival image (Courtesy of the Omega Museum). The present watch is furthermore preserved in very good original overall condition.