• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 151

    Omega. A rare, large and unusual 18K gold multi-scale single-button chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED OMEGA, MOVEMENT NO. 9’372’802, CASE NO. 8’602’064, MANUFACTURED IN 1934

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Omega. A rare, large and unusual 18K gold multi-scale single-button chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Omega, movement no. 9’372’802, case no. 8’602’064, manufactured in 1934
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 33.3, 17 jewels
    DIAL: white matte, baton numerals, railway fifths of a second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, outer blue tachymetre scale calibrated for 1000 unites and graduated from 300 to 60 UPH, red tachymetre scale graduated from 60 to 30 UPH, inner green spiral tachymetre scale graduated from 30 to 20 UPH, two sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds and color-coded 30 minutes register
    CASE: 18K gold, downturned lugs, hinged back, hinged bezel, one oval-shaped chronograph button in the band, 37.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement signed
    BUCKLE: gold plated Omega buckle


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    According to the Archives of Omega, the present watch was originally invoiced on 10 July 1934 in Italy.

    It is an attractive example of one of Omega's early chronograph wristwatches fitted with the calibre 33.3 CHRO, preserved in very good, original overall condition.

    The highly precise and reliable calibre 33.3 CHRO was developed by the renowned watch and watch movement manufacturer Lemania in 1933, in collaboration with Omega since 1932. In use until the early 1950s, the 33.3 was powering a variety of different chronograph models, cases of varying designs either in steel or in precious metals, the dials likewise with different layouts and colours, with or without tachometre, telemetre or pulsometre scales.

    Examples of Omega's chronograph models fitted with calibre 33.3 CHRO are illustrated and described in Omega - A Journey through Time by Marco Richon, pp. 532 - 538.

    Special Notice

    On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot is offered with a reserve price.