A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.
106 Omega Very Rare and Attractive Limited Edition Skeletonized Wristwatch in Platinum, With Baguette Diamond-Set Bezel, Number 6 of 10
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 22,100
Case N°: 43744
Movement type: 653
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Omega began its journey in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland from the visionary idea of Louis Brandt who decided to open a small workshop in 1848. Until Brandt’s son took the reins of the company after the death of his father, business was of modest entities, but since 1879 change of pace are witnessed that led Omega to become one of the most important watch houses in the world. First with pocket watches and then with wristwatches, Omega managed to become known all over the world for the quality of its movements and for the special design of dials and cases. Nowadays universally known for its chronographs and its iconic Speedmaster model released in various versions, is often undervalued the ability of the Swiss brand to create really special and unusual specimens using precious material and stones. The Omega De Ville Skeleton here offered is one of these examples, number 6 of a very limited series of only 10 pieces total produced by Omega. Both the case and bracelet are manufactured in platinum, one of the heaviest and most valuable material in watchmaking and are preserved and really nice conditions; the bezel is an absolute delight and uses 48 princess cut diamonds. The transparent dial has a matte silver outer ring with applied white gold indexes and blued steel dauphine hands which give a hint of color to the watch. The keletonized and engraved movement is a caliber 653. This auction is one of only 10 possible chances to purchase a really spectacular Omega wristwatch which cannot be wasted.