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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 33

OMEGA, 33.3 CHRO, BLACK DIAL BREGUET NUMERALS, STEEL

A very fine, large and extremely rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Brand Omega

Model 33.3

Year Circa 1939

Movement No. 9380022

Case No. 9015502

Bracelet Later Maruman flex stainless steel bracelet

Caliber 33.3 CHRO

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 160,000 - 240,000 / USD 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 47,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

As described in the book Omega Saga by Marco Richon, the caliber 33.3 was created by Lemania in 1933. Equipped with an independent start-stop reset button located at 2 o clock. In 1938, this function would be doubled by integrating a button in the crown such as this example (some are seen with this function located at 4 o clock). Featuring a large 38mm.case, this example has been very well kept over the years and features a rare attractive black dial with Breguet numerals which are extremely rarely found. Please note that upon requesting the extract from the archives we received this notice: Due to the nature of vintage archives in certain cases information has not survived, is unreadable or even missing. We regret to inform you that unfortunately the provided serial number 9380022 falls onto that category, so we are unable to issue an Extract from the Archives. For similar examples please see Omega watches from John Goldberger page 75 and Omega Saga by Marco Richon page 532 and 533.