Lot n° 45
1500 - 2000 EUR
Result with fees
OMEGA military reference 2777-1 SC Steel...
OMEGA military reference 2777-1 SC Steel watch, Switzerland circa 1953, hand-wound, screw-down case, engraved British Royal Air Force case back, soft iron inner case and restored dial, original crown and original luminous hands, calibre 283 movement, 17 jewels, balance wheel with Breguet balance spring. The watch works (fully restored 5 years ago). Diameter :37 mm. Length : 20 (adjustable). This watch is extremely rare and is one of the most collected British military watches. This 1953 Omega was part of an exclusive one-year order from the British Royal Air Force, a limited number of only 5900 pieces were produced for pilots and officers. This watch was both antimagnetic and chronometer-certified. The watch is made of steel and soft iron to prevent the magnetism of the aircraft's instruments from affecting its performance during military operations. It is certainly one of the most sought-after military timepieces and will continue to grow in value. This 2777-1SC has a much larger case than the military model of the 1940s. These watches were originally produced with Radium "Thin Arrow" dials, however, rumours of irradiation led Omega to recall and repaint the dials with Tritium. This is why the letter "T" under Omega is circled and then nicknamed "Fat Arrow". This copy is in incredible condition with a restored dial (Fat Arrow and T circled). Anti-magnetic plate to protect the movement. Water-resistant to 30 meters. The case back is engraved (6645-101000- NATO code.) (6B / 542- crew number.) (941 / 53- shop number and year of order).
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