Exclusive Timepieces 7 – 8 December 2019 | Monaco
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.
15 Omega Unique Piece “1/1” and Historically Important Omega Seamaster Ploprof in Pink-Gold With White Dial. Original Box, Papers, Tag and Additional Bracelet
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Model: Seamaster Ploprof
Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 22462552104001
Case N°: 82079804
Movement type: Automatic
Dimensions: 55 mm
Accessories: Full set
The watch industry has certainly not been a spectator in the organization of charity events and since 2005, thanks to the efforts of Lucas Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies, was born Only Watch, a charity auction with the aim of raising funds to find a cure against the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This noble initiative, held every 2 years under the patronage of HSH The Prince of Monaco, was able to collect more than 40 million thanks to the collaboration of 50 watch brands that for the occasion produce a unique and absolutely special specimen. In 2009, during the third edition, among the 50 participating brands was present Omega which, in the same year, introduced a new and modern version of the iconic Seamaster Ploprof model. The lot which was inserted in the Charity Auction was a special creation and unique piece realized in pink gold and, 10 years later, this lot rappers again on the stage to be purchased by a lucky bidder. The original Ploprof represent the very first waterproof model specifically ideated and built for professional divers and presented to the world in 1970. The present lot is the result of modernizations and further researches that gave birth to an object able to combine advanced modern technology with an absolutely iconic watch. This specimen is offered in still remarkable conditions with the massive case of 55mm wide still perfect and equipped with the very special orange rubber strap. The pink gold bidirectional rotating bezel is something really uncommon considering the unusual white color of the ring and pink numerals. What achieved in the dial is quite stunning with the simple clean white background, gold hands and markers with dark grey in-fill to match the grey of the bezel insert. At 5 o’clock the typical Ploprof date window and at 6 o’clock is located the text “1/1 Only Watch” enoting that this is piece number 1. Offered with full set, this lot is a unique opportunity to purchase a truly unconventional watch.