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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 154

    Omega. A rare and very attractive stainless steel pilot's chronograph wristwatch with black dial and box

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 2048, MOVEMENT NO. 9'384'315, CASE NO. 9'555'391, MANUFACTURED IN 1939

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    Omega. A rare and very attractive stainless steel pilot's chronograph wristwatch with black dial and box
    Signed Omega, ref. CK 2048, movement no. 9'384'315, case no. 9'555'391, manufactured in 1939
    Cal. 33.3 CHRO nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, black dial, outer tachymetre, telemetre and 60 seconds scales, inner spiral scale calibrated for 60 seconds, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, engraved and inlaid black and red Arabic hour markers to the enlarged bezel, snap on back, two oval chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Omega buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With Omega brown leather presentation box.

    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present watch was sold to Germany on 19 May 1939.

    This watch is an extremely fine and rare example of Omega's celebrated pilot's chronograph watch, featuring a brown-coloured dial which over the years has changed from black to a warm chocolate brown. The watch is furthermore preserved in very good original condition.

    This charismatic aviator chronograph wristwatch model inspired Omega to launch a reproduction in 2003, the so-called "Officer's Watch", watch number 3 from the Museum Collection.

    The model is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 533, the re-edition on p. 499.