LOT 273

Omega, No. 32331944, Ref. AT 651.002 / Grima 6765. Sold on February 4, 1972. Very fine, unusual, rectangular, diamond, platinum, and tourmaline ring watch by Andrew Grima. This watch is sold with a box, Certificate of Authenticity, and a 2-year Omega guarantee.
C. Two-body, solid, bark-finished, irregular bezel set with 28 square-cut diamonds, faceted green tourmaline crystal, rectangular hoop. D. Brushed silver dial and “baton” hands. M. Cal. 661, coppercolored, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Case and movement signed, case signed Grima. Dim. 26.5 x 26.5 mm. Height 32 mm.
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C 1 D 1-01 M 1
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Provenance: actress Ursula Andress, then as a gift to the present owner. Ursula Andress was born in Ostermundigen, Berne, Switzerland, to a Swiss mother and a German father. Her father, Rolf Andress, was a German diplomat who disappeared during World War II. Andress started her career as an art model in Rome, which led to her first roles in the active Italian movie industry. She became famous as Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962), the first James Bond movie. Her introduction in Dr. No became one of the most iconic moments of the franchise. She rises out of the Caribbean Sea in a white bikini, singing a calypso and tossing back her blonde hair. Andress has been considered the first and best Bond Girl by fans. Andrew Grima a well-known British jeweler born in Rome in 1921, in 1969 he was asked by Omega to design a collection of jewelry watches in a resolutely modern style. This collection was christened “About Time”, and had as a unifying theme the idea that each watch would be unique, and that the major feature would be the dial, which would not be decorated in any way, nor would it bear indexes. The collection was at the time the largest and most prestigious of unique items to be designed by one man, comprising 55 different watches and 30 assorted pieces of jewelry.
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