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.

139 Omega Fine and Special Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference CK2393, With Multicolored Central Scales Dial and Original Box

Estimate: € 22,000 –⁠ 44,000

Lot Description

Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 2393
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 2278710
Caliber: 33.3CH
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 9388222
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: box

From the time of its foundation, Omega has had the ability to drink from an almost inexhaustible source of ideas to create chronographs of indescribable beauty in the shape, performance and spectacularity of the dials. In the 1940s, this source was able to provide excellent insights that led Omega’s master watchmakers to create the reference 2393/3. Within this auction we have the possibility of having an exemplary of excellent quality. The case’s architecture is composed of 3 parts with snap on back — typical of 1930s–1940s chronographs — with beautifully strong beveled lugs in great overall conditions. It can be considered a bit oversized for that time but this is easily explained because on the dial are depicted many different scales which needed enough space to be easily read. Highly elaborate, this dial presents a colorful composition with blue outer tachymeter scale, black seconds track and Roman numerals, red telemeter scale, green pulsation one and an unusual smaller inner tachymeter scale, added, to allow the measurement of speeds lower than 60 Km/h, down to 12 km/h. Moreover to make this precious chronograph beat, we find the caliber 33,3, of the greatest chronograph movements of all times, milestone of the Omega production and archetype of one of the most revered watch movements of all time, namely cal. 321. This watch is a very rare and attractive example of chronograph from the 40’s produced by one of the most important and influential watchmaker brands preserved in incredible condition and for this reason a missing piece for the perfect chronograph collection.