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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 338

OMEGA, LOUIS BRANDT, SKELETONIZED, SPLITSECONDS CHRONOGRAPH, YELLOW GOLD

Fine, rare and unusual, oversized, 18K yellow gold, skeletonized pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph and 30-minute register.

Brand Omega

Model Skeletonized Splitseconds Chronograph

Reference BA 143.6716

Year Circa 1980

Movement No. 21

Case No. 042

Caliber 1130S, skeletonized, gilt brass and brushed steel, fully chased and engraved, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Visible brushed steel chronograph work on the back plate

Dimensions 69 mm.

Signature Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, winding key

CHF 13,000 - 19,000

HKD 104,000 - 152,000 / USD 13,000 - 19,000

Sold: CHF 18,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: -01

HANDS Original


Notes

The Olympic skeleton chronograph was made in small numbers in 1980 ready to celebrate 50 years of Omega's association with Olympic timekeeping in 1982. This model was available in three different case styles: polished (the present watch); partially chased (Ref. BA 143.6717) and entirely chased (Ref. BA 143.6718). In the early 1980s these watches were used in Omega advertising with the caption "Omega celebrates 50 years of Olympic timekeeping with a creation symbolizing 134 years in the craft of watchmaking". This model is illustrated and described in "Omega - A Journey Through Time", Marco Richon, p. 569.