OMEGA | REFERENCE 2451 A STAINLESS STEEL MILTARY ISSUE CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR ARGENTINIAN AIRFORCE, MADE IN 1949 " | 奧米茄 | 型號2451 精鋼軍用計時腕錶，為阿根廷空軍而製，機芯編號10826494，錶殼編號174-1，1949年製"
24,000 - 48,000 HKD
24,000 - 48,000 HKD
A STAINLESS STEEL MILTARY ISSUE CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR ARGENTINIAN AIRFORCE, MADE IN 1949
Calibre: cal. 27 CHRO C12 mechanical, jeweled
Movement number: 10'826'494
Case: stainless steel, snap on case back engraved with Argentinian Airforce Coat of Arms
Case number: 174-1
Closure: brown unsigned calf strap and stainless steel Omega buckle
Size: 35 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on 26 November 1949 and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial, originally black, is now tarnished throughout and discoloured throughout. The lumes are still reacting under UV and the watch gives a reading under Geiger counter. The lumes in the hands is a different green to that of the numerals. The case with minor polishing and light wear, but overall a very attractive collector's wristwatch.
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.
"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."
For another stainless steel chronograph reference CK2451, please see Omega Watches by John Goldberger, page 87
This Omega chronograph reference 2451 was only sold to Hungarian, Argentinian and Polish Air Forces. The reference is rare and seldom seen on the market. The dial, originally black, has now turned a olive green and its configuration is of military specification. Fresh to the market, the watch is in very appealing overall condition.