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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 111

Omega - Pocket watch for drivers, chronograph, minute-recorder, patented multiple tachometer scales dial; stainless steel

Stainless steel, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with two horological complications: • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single round push-piece located on the winding-crown) with patented multiple multicolour Archimedean spiral telemetric scales graduated for 140 kilometres • Half-instantaneous 15-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock). Case-back polished. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals. 18’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, monometallic screw-balance and self-compensating Breguet hairspring, index regulator; chronograph work on the top plate.

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Year circa 1907-1910

Case No. 3 586 833

Material stainless steel

Diameter 59 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, lever escapement

Signature dial and case

HKD 3,500 - 4,000

USD 450 - 550 / EUR 450 - 500 / CHF 450 - 550

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 10,250


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

“Cadran Tachymétrique breveté S.G.D.G., système A.T.”

This patented dial was especially made for the car drivers. This dial indicates without calculation, by simple reading, the speed of the car by the hour.

The “système A.T.” refers probably to the invention of the French Captain Arsène Thouvenin, Paris, and its “Phonotélémètre” (Swiss invention patent No. 10 870, dated July 13, 1895).