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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3437

    OMEGA, "RAILMASTER"

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC ANTIMAGNETIC BRACELET WATCH

    CIRCA 1960

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    OMEGA, "RAILMASTER"

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC ANTIMAGNETIC BRACELET WATCH
    CIRCA 1960

    Calibre 30 SC - 284, 17 jewels, matte black dial with luminescent numerals and hour markers, sweep centre seconds, double case, outer: three-part, polished and satined; inner: two-part, mu-metal, stainless steel Omega bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 38 mm.


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    US$8,100-12,000
    EUR6,000-9,100

    The RAILMASTER, at the time of its launch, was aimed at professionals who worked near magnetic fields. The name was chosen to reflect Omega's long-standing relationship with the railways - in the early days of train travel, Omega timekeepers were preferred by many of the world's railways because of their high degree of precision.

    The movement of the Railmaster is encased by a mu-metal cage that protects the movement to 1,000 Gauss. The model was revolutionary at the time, mainly because of the decision to use mu-metal, which was then unheard-of.