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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3230M Marlborough
April 12, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Very Rare and Unusual Pocket Chronograph

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 12, 2019 10:00AM


Very Rare and Unusual Pocket Chronograph, multi-tone silvered dial with fifth of a second outer track, constant seconds subsidiary dial at 6 and 30-minute counter at 12, blued-steel chronograph and hour and minute hands, 17-jewel Lemania/Omega caliber 39 with a dual transmission system, horizontal clutch for chronograph seconds wheel, and oscillating pinion for minute counter, housed in a display back case, dia. 48 mm.

Provenance: Collection of Bernhard W. Stoeber.

Literature: Dix Ecoles d'Horlogerie, Suisse Editions Simonin, 2010, p. 340.

Note: Tony's handwritten description and the one in the book are incorrect– it reads 'the minute counter is semi-instantaneous.' This watch was part of Tony Simonin's collection (#463) from the Swiss Watchmaking School. According to Tony, Omega made the movement available to the Watchmaking School in Bienne for the students to finish as their school watch.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

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Bernhard W. Stoeber, Tony Simonin