30 November 2005
OMEGA. A VERY RARE SPECIAL EDITION 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS
Signed Omega, Model Seamaster, No. 29/50, 1998
With highly engraved skeletonised gilt-finished lever movement, pierced 21k white gold rotor engraved 50 years of Omega Seamaster, the skeletonised dial enhanced by an octopus and star fish, luminous dot numerals on aqua border, pierced hands with luminous tips, sweep centre seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with revolving bezel calibrated for 60 units, glazed display screw back and screw down crown, helium escape valve at 10, together with an 18k gold Omega link bracelet and concealed deployant claps, case, dial and movement signed
41 mm. diam.; overall length approximately 200 mm.
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This watch is number 29 of a special numbered edition of 50 pieces in gold produced in 1998 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seamaster.
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