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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 158

MARINE CHRONOMETER MEGAQUARTZ

A fine and rare mahogany-cased quartz deck chronometer with center seconds. Chronomètre de Marine, Observatoire de Neuchâtel, MEGAQUARTZ, 4.19 MHz, a brass plaque numbered 1443, an electronic connection 1Hz 1 V and a locking knob.

Brand Omega

Model Megaquartz

Reference Ref. PE 5806

Year Circa 1980

Numbers Case N. 1443, Movement N .46318553

Caliber 1525

Dimensions 21 x 17 x 12

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

HKD 40,000 - 56,000 / USD 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 5,400


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Omega Marine Chronometer Megaquartz Calibre 1525 was designed by Henri Schneider. At the time of production, this was the most precise portable autonomous timepiece, second only to an atomic clock. The accuracy is in the 0.01 seconds per day range. Pierre Aubert, the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs for Switzerland used this piece as an official gift for the recipients: King Carl Gustav of Sweden in 1985, President Mitterand of France and King Houssein of Jordan in 1987. It was also chosen by the city of Geneva to present to the Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev during the America-Russian summit in 1985. To be sold without reserve