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    Sale 1357

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    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 153

    Omega. A very rare and unusual large stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, sweep centre and subsidiary seconds

    SIGNED OMEGA, REF. CK 2545-1, MOVEMENT NO. 11'638'457, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

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    Omega. A very rare and unusual large stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, sweep centre and subsidiary seconds
    Signed Omega, ref. CK 2545-1, movement no. 11'638'457, manufactured in 1950
    Cal. 283 copper-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, Arabic numerals, sweep centre and subsidiary seconds, large circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Montres Omega, the present watch was sold on 18 March 1950.

    The present watch is an interesting model, featuring both sweep centre and subsidiary seconds. Of comparable design as the famous "Synchrobeat" (the stainless steel prototype is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 193, pl. 85), it possibly served as a model for this unusual wristwatch.

    This watch furthermore stands out by its large size, the attractive two-tone silvered dial, perfectly synchronized centre and constant seconds and very good overall condition.