OMEGA Ref 2468 38MM OVERSIZED TURTLE 18K PINK GOLD 1948 RARE PYRAMID MARKERSOmega
For auction is an 1948 Omega ref. 2468 XXL 38mm rose gold with caliber CHRO C12 T2PC (the basis of what would become caliber 321) with gorgeous gold dial and faceted pyramid rose gold markers and hands. An important watch in Omega’s history they have a sterling track record at traditional auction houses (last sale was near 12k last year). Today many watches that were never really meant to be valuable collectibles are valuable collectibles (typically steel diver watches and chronos); there is something really special about a vintage watch that was always meant to be world class and important from the moment it was made. This watch is so important to Omega’s history that the Deville line used it as the basis for its case shape. Known affectionately as the ‘Turtle’ due to the unique and distinctive lugs it wears impressively. It is a weighty gold vintage watch that feels substantial; so often with vintage gold chronographs they feel flimsy and insubstantial…another nod to the intrinsic specialness of the reference.
Ref #: Ref 2468 11 million serial
Diameter: 38 mm w/out crown, 41 mm w/crown, 44 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 17 mm (will take a 18 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 54 grams
Movement: Omega CHRO C2 T2PC manual winding three register chronograph
Strap/Bracelet: High grade leather strap
Case: 18k pink (rose) gold with fancy ‘turtle’ lugs, rectangular pushers, massive domed snapback caseback. Case is in overall excellent condition considering it is 70 years old (I seriously hope I look this good at 70)
Dial: GOLD COLORED DIAL is probably an older redo, certainly European and possibly even from Omega themselves (the service marks on inner caseback might reveal this but I’m not certain of it). It is excellent and could potentially pass as original to many people. One of the most perfectly balanced three register dials you will find anywhere it has amazing faceted pyramidal markers, rose gold feuille sword hands, dark blued subdial hands and chronograph seconds, applied rose gold Omega logo at 12 o’clock, outer tachymeter chapter.
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): case is excellent and watch is functioning very well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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