Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 99

99

Omega Exceptional and Rare Hinged Single Button Chronograph Aviators Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference Kot 741 Al With Enamel Dial

Estimate € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 25,350
Lot Description

Model: Monopusher chronograph
Reference: KOT 741 AL
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1928
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 18''' SO PB CHRO
Case N°: 7574332
Movement N°: 5751652
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

Omega has been able to create some of the nicest chronographs in the first part of the 20th century, and the wristwatch here offered is one of these specimens. This early oversized single button chronograph has been sold Italy in 1928 and has been preserved in a breathtaking way. The 18k yellow-gold case with hinged back strikes the eyes and its main particularity is the chronograph button, placed between the lower lugs to the 6 o’clock position instead of the more common placement in the band or in the crown. Exceedingly rare and in original untouched conditions is also the dial, realized in enamel with multiple scale with different colors such as red, blue and black all of them with their original shiny color.