Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 369


CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 20,000 - 36,000 / USD 2,500 - 4,500

Sold: CHF 3,000

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 1561, an electronic connection 1Hz 1 V and a locking knob.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Omega

Model Megaquartz

Reference Ref. PE 5806

Year Circa 1980

Case No. 1443

Caliber 1525

Dimensions 21 x 17 x 12

Signature Dial, Case and Movement


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.