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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, November 08, 2015

LOT 8

OMEGA AVIATOR'S WATCH STAYBRITE Omega, No. 7748850, case No. 8782830, Ref. CK 6000. Sold in 1937 to the German market. Fine and very rare, round, large, Staybrite aviator's dustproof wristwatch with elapsed time indicator.

Three-body, solid, polished, revolving bezel with dart hour markers, serrated edges, wide down turned lugs, snap-on caseback, dust cap. Black with painted luminous Arabic numerals, sunk guilloché subsidiary seconds dial, outer minute track with white Arabic five minute markers. Luminous skeleton hands. Cal. 40.6 S T2, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straightline lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

USD 8,300 - 12,400 / HKD 64,000 - 96,000

Sold: CHF 43,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-10

Good

Patinated

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 44.5 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm. This is one of the rare examples of a watch sold by OMEGA to the German market between the two wars. Omega's policy during the war years was not to supply Germany with watches, as they were suppliers of the Allied forces. The large ball crown of this watch is placed on an extended stem, to facilitate winding by aviators, who wore heavy gloves. For a similar example see Omega Watches by John Goldberger, p. 20.