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17 July 2019 | Monaco | Lot 220
Omega An unusual and special Omega Chronograph with a perfect black glossy multicolored scales dial.
Estimate € 17,000 – 40,000
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: CK 2393
Case N°: 9978071
Movement N°: 9388051
Bracelet: Stainless steel
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Omega began its journey in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland from the visionary idea of Louis Brandt who decided to open a small workshop in 1848. Until Brandt’s son took the reins of the company after the death of Louis, business was of modest entities, but since 1879 we witnessed a change of pace that made Omega one of the most important watch houses in the world. First with pocket watches and then with wristwatches, Omega managed to become known all over the world for the quality of its movements and for the special design of dials and cases. The chronograph offered here in this auction is an amazing example of know-how in the creations of watches. This very model, basing on archive informations, is believed to have been consigned to the French colonies in 1939 and might be confirmed by the fact that all the signatures on the dial are in French. Aesthetics, the first thing that can be noticed is the case size which appears really contemporary given the almost 38 mm diameter but also the special design of the lugs that are absolutely noteworthy given their unusual angled shape together with the perfectly preserved oval pushers of the chronograph. The rarest feature, anyway, is the glossy black dial, still so shining when illuminated by the sunlight decorated with multi-scale. Not a simple multi-scale since they are painted in various bright colors ranging from gold to various tones of copper which give the watch a lot of charisma and depth. A really impressive watch for many reasons, aesthetically and historically, this piece is a must-have for any watch passionate.