Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 89

89. Omega Fine and Special Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2088, With Multicolored Central Scales Dial

Estimate € 12,500 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 16,900
Lot Description
Model: Chronograph
Reference: 2088
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 33.3 CHRO
Case N°: 9174968
Movement N°: 9388900
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In the 1940s, Omega was able to provide excellent insights that led Omega’s master watchmakers to create the reference 2088. The case’s architecture is composed of 3 parts with snap on back—typical of the 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 Arabic numerals, red pulsometric scale 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. This watch is a very rare and attractive example of chronograph from the ’40s 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.