• Lot 75

    Omega. An extremely fine and rare platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone silvered dial, hooded lugs, bracelet and box

    SIGNED OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, CHRONOMETRE, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, CONSTELLATION, REF. PA 16.331, MOVEMENT NO. 15'769'999, CASE NO. 101'089, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Omega. An extremely fine and rare platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone silvered dial, hooded lugs, bracelet and box
    Signed Omega, Automatic, Chronometre, Officially Certified, Constellation, ref. PA 16.331, movement no. 15'769'999, case no. 101'089, manufactured in 1958
    Cal. 505 copper-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, applied brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamond numerals, dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, hooded lugs, decagonal crown, snap on back centred by the raised representation of the Geneva Observatory, platinum Omega articulated link bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Omega Certificate dated October 2003 confirming production of the present watch in 1958 and its subsequent sale on 5 June 1958 to Kuwait. Furthermore delivered with contemporary Omega Constellation presentation box.

    The present watch is one of the exceedingly rare "Constellation Grande Luxe" reference PA 16.331 models cased in platinum, with diamond-set silvered dial and original platinum bracelet, all confirmed by the Certificate. Introduced into the market in 1953, this model was mainly available in yellow gold or pink gold. Preserved in very good, original overall condition, the rarity is further enhanced by the contemporary Omega Constellation presentation box.

    Launched in 1952, the iconic "Constellation" model and its variations in regard to case and dial layout has become a highly coveted collector's watch. It is extensively described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, Chapter 8, pp. 359-400.