Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 248
Omega Railmaster Ref. 2914-3 SC Omega, Railmaster, No. 16634934, Ref. 2914-3 SC. Made in the late 1950’s. Fine and very rare, anti-magnetic, center seconds, waterresistant, stainless steel wristwatch with an Omega expandable stainless steel bracelet (dated 1.59).
C. Double case, outer: Three-body, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, case back engraved with the Railmaster logo. Inner: Two-piece base metal. D. Matte black with painted luminous ochre-colored dart indexes, luminous Arabic quarters, outer minute/ seconds divisions. Luminous steel dauphine minute hand, broad arrow for the hours, straight seconds hand. M. Cal. 284, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Property of a Japanese Collector
Estimate: 5,000 USD - 7,000 USD
Estimate: 3,800 EUR - 5,300 EUR
Estimate: 5,200 CHF - 7,300 CHF
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C 2 D 2-01 M 3* AAA
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Ref. CK 2914 was launched in 1957. The second in the famous Omega “Master” trilogy of watches, the “Railmaster” was aimed at professionals who worked near magnetic fields. The name “Railmaster” was chosen to reflect Omega’s longstanding relationship with the railways. Indeed, in the early days of train travel, the high degree of precision achieved by Omega’s watches led to their being preferred by many of the world’s railways. This rare example in excellent condition was the first edition of this model before being updated to a new caliber, cal. 30SC T5-285. For a similar example see Marco Richon, A Journey through time, p. 220 & 221.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
15-09-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
8,750 USD