40 Omega Very Fine, Rare and Limited Edition, De Ville, Tourbillon Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, with One-Minute Central Flying Tourbillon and Skeletonized Dial, Reference 5945.30.31, Box, Papers and Bulletin de Marche

Estimate: €50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Model: De Ville Tourbillon
Reference: 5945.30.31
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2009
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2633
Case N°: N° 156 3273
Movement N°: N° 16
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Bulletin de Marche

The most luxurious version of the iconic Omega Central Tourbillon 2002 in platinum, this lot is part of a limited edition manufactured with skeletonized dial. Launched in 1994 with the caliber 1170 movement, the Omega Central Tourbillon was the first of its kind with automatic winding. For the first time, the tourbillon was placed at the center of the watch, a visually stunning and ingenious creation. The further challenge of the placement of the hands was solved equally ingeniously in the form of two sapphire crystal discs each etched with a hand and rotating around the center in a similar way to a mystery watch. In 2002, the new version was presented with an improved caliber 2633 chronometer movement. Each watch was tested at the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres and issued with a Chronometer Certificate to confirm its high precision, exactly like the present watch. The Central Tourbillon was available in 18K yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum as well as diamond-set and skeletonized versions. Substantial and highly sophisticated, yet with a 39-millimeter case it is easily wearable despite its weight considering the full-platinum case, it is the perfect timepiece for those who appreciate innovation in fine watchmaking. Made in an extremely limited edition, in 2002, this is one of the masterpieces from Omega: with a 45-hour power reserve, very few pieces made in platinum and skeletonized movement, this specimen number 16 as confirmed by the engraving on the side, is complete with all its original certificates, and preserved in incredible conditions, a true collector’s timepiece.