Lot 74
  • 74


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  • Omega
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewelsMovement number: 18'645'549 Case: stainless steel, screw-down back Closure: unsigned black calfskin strap with unsigned stainless steel pin buckle Dimensions: 39mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Omega Extract from the Archives confirming delivery to the United Kingdom in 1962


DIAL: With very slight losses to the engine turned centre of the sub-dials. Minute and hour hands show some oxidation. The luminescent material has taken a homogeneous patina throughout. The 0 of 20 on the 30 minute sub-dial has been misprinted, probably at the time of production. CASE: in fair condition with scratches and scuffs throughout consistent with age and wear of the timepiece. With deeper concentric scratches to the case band next to the two chronograph pushers. Dot Over Ninety bezel insert shows signs of ageing with a partial discolouration to the exterior of the insert. The case has been lightly polished, the straight lugs retain their original shape and angles. The case-back shows some signs of polishing. The engraving is very sharp and could have been reapplied. The inside case-back is engraved 2998-6. MOVEMENT: in working order at time of cataloguing. The chronograph starts, stops and resets. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

When the ref CK 2998 was introduced in 1959, there were many successive changes made to the case design that were distinctive to its predecessors. The black acrylic bezel was introduced as well as noticeable changes to the hands. However, there were numerous much more subtle changes to come over the four following years, which are less easily identifiable, and that might only be differentiated by the length of the hands for example, or the scale on the bezel, with each modification only defined by the number after the hyphen in the reference number inscribed on the inside of the case back.