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Auction: The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT
was auctioned on: 10 November 2018
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Estimate: CHF12,000 - CHF18,000
ca. US$11,934 - US$17,902
Price realised:  CHF52,500
ca. US$52,215
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Omega Follow Ref. 2486-2 A very rare and unusual pink gold plated triple calendar wristwatch with moonphases, Persian calendar and numerals 1951 37mm. Diameter Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
Condition Report Sign up or Log in Manufacturer : Omega Year : 1951 Reference No : 2486-2 Movement No : 11’209'648 Model Name : "Cosmic" Material : Pink gold plate Calibre : Manual, cal. 381, 17 jewels Bracelet/Strap : Leather Clasp/Buckle : Gold plated Omega pin buckle Dimensions : 37mm. Diameter Signed : Case, dial, movement and buckle signed Accessories : Accompanied by Omega fitted box and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on December 28, 1951 and delivery to Iran. Literature : Another example of an Omega Cosmic but with Arabian calendar and moon phases in 14K gold filled case and black dial, is illustrated in Omega Watches by John Goldberger, p. 62. Catalogue Essay The Omega “Cosmic” with Persian calendar is an extremely rare and coveted version of what is a cornerstone in the Omega collection. A similar model in stainless steel last sold at Phillips in May 2018 for a startling CHF 156,000. The present reference 2486-2 is a symbol of exquisite style and refinement with its large pink gold plated 37mm case and its radiant silver dial with blue calendar track. Of course the ultra-rare Persian calendar discs (as confirmed by the Omega Extract from the Archives) add an immense level of cachet and collectability. Originally launched in 1949, the triple calendar moonphase reference 2486 is surprising in its vivid modernism and perfectly legible dial. The design is also extremely close to the iconic Rolex reference 8171 – not only in indications but also size – which it predates. A true barn find in superb condition, the present Omega “Cosmic” offers the collector of rare and exotic timepieces a great opportunity to own a watch whose rarity cannot be underlined enough. Read More Maker Bio Omega Swiss • 1848 Follow Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon. Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT
Date of the auction: 10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Address: Phillips
Geneva