Here we are proud to offer this extremely rare antique 18 carat yellow gold Omega chrono-tachymetre pocket watch that was made in 1916 and is in exceptional condition and unlikely ever to be found is such condition any time soon.
To begin with the solid 18 carat yellow gold case measures 53.4mm across by 73.6mm to the top of the bow and has an elegant engine turned case back which still has such has such a nice crisp feel to it. With an incredibly solid and tactile feel to it, the pocket watch weighs 93 grams and feels amazing to hold in the palm of your hand.
Then there is the dial which is just so incredibly impressive to admire from near or far and is still in immaculate condition even after 100 years has passed. Displaying not only the time, this pocket watch his called a chrono-tachymetre. With a tachymeter able to measure speed, and a chronometer able to measure time, combine them both and the result is the spectacular dial you see before you. Of interesting note, the dial is not only signed "Omega", but also signed Cadran Brevet S.G.D.G. which is the abbreviation of "Sans garantie du gouvernement" which translates to "Without government guarantee". This was the term used under French law since 1844 and designates that it was assigned for the French market and colonies only.
And then inside is the most impressive and incredible manual wind Omega 18" P CHRO movement which was first made by Omega in 1906. Measuring just 7.15mm thick, this incredible movement is all original, has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. It is incredible to think what was achieved by Omega at a time where computers were unheard of and all the components inside were meticulously thought out and planned to create this wonderful masterpiece.
This is such an incredible example of one of Omega's finest pocket watches and one for the discerning collector.
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Rare 18 carat yellow gold Omega chrono-tachymetre pocket watch
A brief history on the Omega 18" P CHRO movement.
Introduced by Omega in 1906, this movement was slimmer that the earlier 19" CHRO (7.15mm thick compared to 9.25mm) and was subsequently also used to power Omega's first chronograph wrist watches.
This spectacular movement features a centre chronograph seconds to 1/5th of a second, and either a 15 or 30 minute counter (in our case a 30 minute counter). Called a chrono-tachymetre, this is due to a tachymeter able to measure speed, and a chronometer able to measure time, and as this movement can do both, this term is used.
The dial is not only signed "Omega", but also signed Cadran Brevet S.G.D.G. which is the abbreviation of Sans garantie du government which translates to "Without government guarantee". This was the term used under French law since 1844 and designates that it was assigned for the French market and colonies only.
Where can I get my pocket watch serviced? Where can I get my pocket watch serviced in Sydney?
At Kalmar Antiques, we have a full state-of-the-art watchmaking workshop. We are proud to employ Lorenzo Del Rosso, a highly skilled European trained watchmaker. After working for LVMH and then Rolex, he came to us at Kalmar Antiques with a true passion for antique pocket watch and watch restoration. This allows us to service your wrist or pocket watch on-site and not send it interstate or overseas.
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