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.

44 Omega A very unusual and attractive Omega Lady's bracelet watch in 14 kt yellow gold with opal mosaic and box

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 9,100

Lot Description

Model: Lady's watch
Material: 14k Yellow gold and opals
Reference N°: DD8581-R
Year: 1980
Case N°: 238195
Caliber: 625
Bracelet: 14k Yellow gold and opals
Dimensions: 25x180
Accessories: Box

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 his father, 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. Chronographs and tool-watches weren’t the only two fields in which the Swiss brand ventured: there are in fact also particular creations destined to elegant events or even real jewel-watches of which we are pleased to offer you a specimen. It is a special bracelet in yellow gold composed of nine rhombus with scalloped bezel of decreasing size, embellished with a beautiful and colorful opal stone. In the central rhombus, the largest one, the watch is positioned with two simple feuille hands that go almost unnoticed compared to the beauty of the entire composition. The archives of Omega SA note that the “Opal Mosaic” was designed exclusively for the US Collection, and as such, this watch was cased at Norman Morris Corp, Omega’s American distributor at the time.