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.

111 Omega Unusual and Special Rectangular-Shape Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 3953, With Centre Seconds Silver Dial, Date and Curved Fancy Lugs

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 18,200

Lot Description

Model: Calendar
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 3953
Year: 1954
Case N°: 11156876
Caliber: 353
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 13243726
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 31x40mm
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 Louis, business was of modest entities, but since 1879 we witnessed a change of pace expanding their to all over the world including America and soon becoming the largest manufacturer of finished watches in Switzerland and one of the most important watch houses in the world. Mainly renown for tool-watches Intended for open space or sea depths and always at the forefront being one of the first brands to explore the world of quartz, the quality of Omega products has reached high peaks also in the realization of creative watches. That is the case of the present lot, an unusual specimen for Omega’s design standards but definitely remarkable for its quality and appreciated by watches passionates. Its white gold rectangualar case is a rarity also considering the curved fancy lugs and the engraved dedication on the case back “A Luis Bodenheimer la S.A Industrial Corchera SAIC 26-IV-1955”. The white dial with applied indexes and dauphine hands sees the feature of the date aperture in the unusual position at 6 o’clock. The caliber is a 353 copper colored produced in the 50’s arguably on of the golden periods of Omega.