250 Omega Limited Edition and Iconic, “Louis Brandt”, Round Shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With “Porcelain” Dial, N° 652

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold €9,100

Model: Louis Brandt
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 687
Case N°: N°652
Movement N°: 35333503
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Mainly renown for tool watches and always at the forefront being one of the first brands to dare, the quality of Omega products has reached high peaks also in the realization of creative watches. That is the case of the present lot, an unusual specimen for Omega’s design standards but definitely remarkable for its quality and appreciated by watches passionate. This watch was done in honor and as he dedicates to the first founder of the Omega house when he had not yet taken this name: Louis Brandt. In 1848 Louis Brandt, only 23 years old, opened a factory for the production of pocket watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds (canton Neuchâtel). The models produced there first bore his own name, ie “Louis Brandt,” on the dial. After the elder son Louis Paul entered 1877 the business, the company was called Louis Brandt & Fils. Louis Brandt died on July 5, 1879. The two sons Louis Paul and Cesar relocated the company in the same year to Biel, where it has its headquarters also today. From 1891 it was called Louis Brandt & Frère and at about the turn of the century, it adopted the later famous name Omega. This spectacular gold wristwatch with gadrooned bezel, “porcelain” ring dial, black enameled Roman numerals and minute track, indication of the date on a central rotating disc is a part of a very limited edition and it is engraved on the back with the number 652. Moreover this watch shows the 687 caliber through a transparent case back and is completed by a crown set with diamonds and a full yellow-gold bracelet that match the case perfectly.