OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941
OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941
OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941
OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941
OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941
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OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941

Estimate: 5,000 - 10,000 CHF

OMEGA | REF 2451 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CIRCA 1941

Estimate: 5,000 - 10,000 CHF

Lot Details

Description

OMEGA


REF 2451

STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE FOR THE ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE

CIRCA 1941


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 27 CHRO C12 manual winding, 17 jewels

Movement number: 9'599'300

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Closure: stainless steel Omega buckle

Dimensions: 35 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none


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Condition Report

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.

CASE: in fair condition with surface wear in the form of small dings and scratches visible to the naked eye, in particular a small dent on the lower left lug and some corrosion spots on the tips of the lugs. The watch has been polished.

DIAL: in good condition with consistent black colour that has lightly aged and with some surface blemishes visible with the naked eye. Please note that the dial has been refinished and reprinted and the numerals have been overpainted. The hands are in good condition but have been replaced.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This Omega chronograph is hard to come by as it was delivered to the Argentinian Air Force and carries their emblem still nicely visible on the back. The history that such military watches tell is often incomparable to others and considering that a civilian version of this model was never realized, with most of the military ones having been sold to the Hungarian and Polish Air Forces, this one from Argentina is one of the rarest versions to be found.

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Online bidding closed10 Sep 2019 | 03:01 PM GMT