One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
65 Omega Mastodontic and Precious, Railmaster XXL, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 126.96.36.199.01.001, With Box, Original Papers, Booklet and Tag
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 7,150
Model: Railmaster XXL
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 68/157
Movement N°: 80799688
Dimensions: 49 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Original Papers, Booklet and Tag
Launched in 1957 alongside the Speedmaster and the Seamaster, the Railmaster was Omega’s answer to the anti-magnetic watches produced by IWC and Rolex. The Railmaster’s production ceased in 1963 and this short period of production was possibly due to a bad reputation given the history of colonization. Anyway, this name remained in the database of Omega and in recent years it was reused for some modern reinterpretation such as the here offered Railmaster XXL reference 188.8.131.52.01.001. Produced in a limited series of 157 examples in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Railmaster launch, its three-body pink gold case with inclined bezel, transparent screwed-down case back and lyre lugs is exceptionally well preserved. The black dial has dart indexes, luminous Arabic quarters, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds dial, luminous pink gold dauphin hour hand and arrow for the minutes. Furthermore, the watch also comes with its original box, papers, booklet and tag.