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Lot No. 526 (89th Auction)
Omega Watch Co. Swiss, "Marine Standard", Movement No. 9248015, Case No. 9901787, 23 x 31 mm, circa 1944

A gentleman's rare and early wristwatch - the first water resistant model with a "guaranteed permanent water resistance" up to 2 atmospheres due to its "Baumgartner interlocking system" - with original box
Case: patented steel case, push back, "Omega" buckle. Dial: enamel, luminous Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, alpha hands. Movm.: rectangular movement, ground, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, screw compensation balance.

Omega "Marine Standard" or "Marine de Luxe"
Omega’s first water resistant design was developed in 1939. The model is square and has a "guaranteed permanent water resistance" up to 2 atmospheres due to its "Baumgartner interlocking system", where two case clamps compress the rubber seal between the case top and the case back. The model was trademarked as "without screws or hinges", with caliber T17, rectangular stainless "Staybrite" steel case and fitted unbreakable plexiglas.
Equipped with sapphire glass this watch became the "Marine de Luxe", which, however, must not be confused with the celebrated 1932 diver’s watch "Marine"; the Marine’s removable case guaranteed an absolute water resistance to a depth of 135 m.
Source: Marco Richon, "Omega", Biel 2007, p. 133
Estimate  1,400 - 2,000 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

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