OMEGA | REF OT 3944 COSMIC, A YELLOW GOLD SQUARE TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BLACK DIAL MADE IN 1953
Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD
REF OT 3944 COSMIC
A YELLOW GOLD SQUARE TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BLACK DIAL MADE IN 1953
Caliber: cal. 381 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Movement number: 12.591.951
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on case back
Case number: 10.806.071
Closure: gold plated Omega buckle
Size: 44 x 33 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Case in good condition with surface wear and scuffing and light scratches consistent with age and occasional use. The case overall is well proportioned and with well defined lugs. Case with patina throughout. Glazing with surface scratches and scuffs. Please note that the Omega buckle is gold plated.
Black dial in overall good condition. Some surface scratches to the lower right area. Some surface wear, dots, and light dust. Applied indexes and hands with light oxidation. Moon phases wheel in warm brown color.
Triple calendar phases through pushers to the case band. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
The associated restricted species strap is heavily damaged and may require replacement for use.
***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
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).
The Omega Heritage Department confirms the present lot with serial number 12.591.951 was produced in 1953 and delivered to Curacao.
This timepiece was given as a gift to the current owner in Curacao in gratitude for his medical service.
Please note that this lot contains material(s) which have import or export restrictions. Please contact a member of the department for further information.