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.

148 Omega Uncommon and Exceptional Dual Time Zone “Mille-et-une Nuits” Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Diamonds, Onyx and Guilloche’ Dial

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 19,500

Model: Mille-et-une Nuits
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: BC 351.0040
Year: 1978
Caliber: 663
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 39.164.984 and 39.164.985
Bracelet: White Gold
Dimensions: 38x33mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

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 we witnessed a change of pace that made Omega 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. Chronographs and tool-watches weren’t the only two fields in which the Swiss brand ventured: there are in fact also particular creations destined to elegant events or even real jewel-watches of which we are pleased to offer you a specimen. This Mille et une Nuit with two time zone wristwatch reference 351.0040 created in 1978 for the Saudi Arabian market is illustrated in Omega: A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p744, Fig. 3308 and its a very remarkable creation from the Omega’s laboratories. The two-body, solid case with screw back has a finely crafted white gold integrated bracelet of exquisite workmanship.
The dial is equally splitted in two parts by a diagonal row of diamonds: one with a black lacquered background with diamond-set indexes for the first time zone, while the second whit tiled guilloché white gold background with diamond-set indexes.

In exceptional overall conditions this watch is also provided of the extract from the archives confirming its special production in 1978 for the Saudi Arabia market.