Omega. A Rare and Unusual Gilt Brass Seahorse Shop Display
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Omega. A Rare and Unusual Gilt Brass Seahorse Shop Display

UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1960

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Omega. A Rare and Unusual Gilt Brass Seahorse Shop Display
Unsigned, circa 1960
Representation of the Seahorse emblem found on the case backs of the Seamaster and Speedmaster model.
Approximately 13 inches width & 12 inches overall length
Provenance
The Property of a Swiss Collector
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Lot Essay

The present lot was used as a design feature of OMEGA boutiques as a Seamaster or Speedmaster sculptural display.

Engraver Jean-Pierre Borle conceived the famed seahorse or "hippocampus" logo used by OMEGA beginning in circa 1958 for use on the case backs of Seamaster and Speedmaster watches. Borle found his inspiration in the city of Venice, specifically an image of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, driving a chariot pulled by seahorses. The image was adopted by OMEGA in 1958 to represent the water resistance. The present sculpture as well as those featured on watch case backs show the seahorse with bridles, which is in line with the mythological depiction.

Measuring approximately 12 inches high, this display proudly and masterfully evokes this historical logo and would be an unusual and
rare addition to any collection.
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