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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 160

    Omega. An unusual and large stainless steel cushion-shaped self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, alarm, original sales tag and box

    SIGNED OMEGA, MEMOMATIC, SEAMASTER, REF. ST 166.072, MOVEMENT NO. 313359199, CIRCA 1975

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    Omega. An unusual and large stainless steel cushion-shaped self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, alarm, original sales tag and box
    Signed Omega, Memomatic, Seamaster, Ref. ST 166.072, movement no. 313359199, circa 1975
    Cal. 980 copper-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, the grey and black dial with applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, orange sweep centre seconds hand, window for date, two inner revolving alarm discs, one with an orange triangle for the hours, the orange double line for the minutes, in large cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case with angular sides, screw back, hidden lugs, alarm setting button and date corrector in the band, stainless steel Omega buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. wide


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    The present watch appears to be in new old stock condition and is still retaining the original sales tag, parts of the factory protective film to the back, bracelet, buckle and box.

    The Memomatic model was launched in 1970 and incorporated two world premieres in an alarm wristwatch: it was the first automatic watch with one barrel powering simultaneously the time movement and the alarm function but also the first alarm mechanism triggered to the exact minute. The display is composed of two moving discs indexed to the striking mechanism, a triangle for the hours and a double line for the minutes.

    The model is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 293.