Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 295

OMEGA RAILMASTER REF. CK 2914 TROPICAL DIAL PAKISTAN AIR FORCE Omega, Seamaster, Railmaster, No. 17527180, Ref. CK2914. Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force on July 21st, 1960. Fine and very rare, anti-magnetic, center seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch. Accompanied by an Omega extract from the archives.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 17,500

Double case, outer: Three-body, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, case back engraved with PAF. Inner: Two-piece base metal. Brown with painted luminous ochre-colored dart indexes, luminous Arabic quarters, outer minute/ seconds divisions. Luminous steel dauphine minute hand, broad arrow for the hours, straight seconds hand. Cal. 285, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8-19

Very good

Slightly scratched


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-7-01

Very good


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed (PAF engraved). DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. REF. CK 2914 was launched in 1957. The second in the famous OMEGA "MASTER" TRILOGY of watches, the RAILMASTER was aimed at professionals who worked near magnetic fields. The name "Railmaster" was chosen to reflect Omega's longstanding relationship with the railways. Indeed, in the early days of train travel, the high degree of precision achieved by Omega's watches led to their being preferred by many of the world's railways. This rare example in excellent condition and is one of the rare examples to have been delivered to the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE as confirmed by the extract from the acrchives and was the first edition of this model before being updated to a new caliber, cal. 30SC T5-285. For a similar example see Marco Richon, A Journey Through Time, p. 220 & 221.