Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

188 Omega A very rare and special Omega Seamaster in 18k pink gold with date, bracelet, diamond indexes and King Khalifa of Bahrain enamelled portrait

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 9,360

Lot Description

Model: Seamaster
Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 14701 SC
Year: 1960's
Case N°: 166010-63 Fondello
Caliber: 562
Movement N°: 20988339
Bracelet: Pink Gold
Dimensions: 35

“Innovative watchmaking is the cornerstone of Omega’s heritage that is inspired by sports timekeeping” this is what is written on Omega website showing that for all its history, it has always been specialized in the production of very reliable and efficient wristwatches. Despite this predilection for the creation of tool-watches, models of absolute elegance have also come out of Omega’s factories and in some cases objects belonging to special productions. The lot offered here is one of these examples and is believed to be part a small series of watches made as of 1953 from special order for the household of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, in memory of his father and country’s first King Abdul Aziz al Saud who passed away the same year. This Omega Seamaster is one of the very few knows examples depicting this portrait. The quality of the whole watch is notable above all for its unique skeletonized bracelet. Its light and minimalist structure is composed of six parallelepipeds of decreasing shape that adhere perfectly to the wrist of the wearer. This frame is also reflected in the simple and elegant structure of the entire case also made of rose gold and bearing a screw-down case back centered with the Omega Seamaster emblem. The special silvered dial shows the portrait of the first King of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz al Saud but it is also embellished with a date window at 3 o’clock, five baton indexes in pink gold and, above all, eight diamond brilliant-cut shape. Absolutely rare and striking for its beauty, this watch is an important collector’s item for lovers of special enameled dials.