Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

109 Omega Very Rare and Attractive Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Triple Tears Mobile Lugs and Black Multiscale Dial

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 28,600

Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 9555277
Caliber: 33.3
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 9388839
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Predecessor of one of the most revered watch movements of all time, the Omega cal. 321, the caliber 33.3 is totally interesting from a collecting standpoint. Despite it has been manufactured in a run of close to 20 years, the numbers of productions are relatively low considering that came out of the Omega factories 13 700 of them. Moreover, the 33.3 is sensibly bigger with its 37.5mm wide that can derive directly from the pocket watches sizes, significantly diminishing the specimens of the same period that had a size of 34–35 mm and making the 33.3 very contemporary. Given all these informations, is clear how this caliber is a special and rare one in Omega’s production. The present chronograph is one of those which bears the 33.3 and can be so considered even more rare given the peculiarity of its case shape and dial composition. It is in fact very attractive considering the nice mobile triple lugs, so usual and not easy to produce. Anyway, the whole stainless steel case is nice and well preserved in each details, from the snap on case back, passing through the winding crown and the beautiful olive shape pushers. A single glance at the dial is enough to be struck by its beauty and complexity: the game of colors that exploits the strength and aggressiveness of black as a background and the lightness of white for the triple scale gives life to an idyllic picture with the precious addition of radio numbers and beautiful skeleton hands.