• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 66

    Omega. A stainless steel and gold-plated wristwatch with honeycomb dial

    SIGNED OMEGA, RANCHERO, 30 MM., REF. PK 2990-1, MOVEMENT NO. 16'611'451, MANUFACTURED IN 1959

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    Omega. A stainless steel and gold-plated wristwatch with honeycomb dial
    Signed Omega, Ranchero, 30 mm., ref. PK 2990-1, movement no. 16'611'451, manufactured in 1959
    Cal. 267 copper-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, cream honeycomb dial, applied luminous dagger and Arabic 3, 9 and 12 numerals, luminous arrow hands, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, gold-plated circular water-resistant-type case, stainless steel "press-in" back, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present watch with stainless steel and 40 microns gold-plated case was sold to Austria on 19 January 1959.

    The Ranchero (Spanish for rancher) was launched in 1958, the model using style elements from the Railmaster and the Seamaster 300, the arrow hands from the 1957 Speedmaster. Due to insufficient demand in the Spanish speaking countries, the Ranchero collection was promptly discontinued.

    Made in comparatively small series, the few models appearing in public to date are much sought-after by collectors.

    The Ranchero model is illustrated and described in Omega Saga by Marco Richon, p. 486.

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