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Omega 1951 Vintage Pre-Constellation Chronometer 14311 Globemaster

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
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Expected delivery
May 11, 2021 - May 19, 2021
Payment Method
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This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Listing code 5915Q3
Brand Omega
Model Globemaster
Reference number 6244
Dealer product code 6244
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Lizard skin
Year of production 1951
Condition Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 352
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 35 x 43 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Lizard skin
Bracelet color Brown

Description

For the serious Omega connoisseur, few things are more exciting than finding an example of one of the company's much sought after and elusive models...

Our offering today showcases a quite rare Omega chronometer model, the Ref. 14311. These watches are one of the very interesting late 40's and early 50's Omegas, and their history has not yet been fully established.

Omega's official history book, Omega: A Journey through Time lists the model as a Globemaster, although that label may be an oversight.

This is the fourth such "plain bent lug ref. 14311 chromometre" we have owned. These were an early chronometer offering whose introduction pre-dated the Constellation. They seem to have helped bridge a chronometer gap between the Centenary chronometers in 1948 and the release of the first Constellation in 1952.

In Omega's official anthology book, Omega: A Journey through Time, Marco Richon, Omega's Museum curator and a client of our ours believes that case OT 143.11 was one of the first Constellation models ever produced and notes that the word Constellation was omitted from the dial because the name was owned by Lockheed.

Powering the watch is a caliber 352 "bumper" movement worked up to chronometer status, the same 35x series that powered the first Constellations.

Interestingly, these watches were not fitted with the usual applied star marker found at the '6' position on Constellations.

It presents in beautiful restored condition. The dial has been professionally restored, and the case presents in pleasing condition.

As part of the restoration our watchmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement, which is running extremely accurately. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

A previous 14311 we owned was written about by our friend and prominent Constellation expert Desmond Guilfoyle on his blog here.

DETAILED APPRAISAL:

Manufacturer: Omega

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 12,331,837

Year made: c. 1951

Model: Chronometer, Ref. 14311

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss Made, 18K, 14311

Case condition: Excellent with light wear and signs of polishing.

Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown) 43mm long lug tip-to-tip

Dial: Silver with somewhat unusual long faceted gold applied markers, outer minute/seconds track with 1/5 markings, professionally restored

Hands: Original, gold, dauphines

Movement type: Cal. 352, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator

Width between lugs: 18mm

Band: Lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned buckle

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled by our watchmaker.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

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Connoisseur Of Time

1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
United States of America
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Tel.: [+1] 866-204-1267
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