OMEGA CHRONOGRAPH WATERPROOF 33.3 REF. CK2077
Extremely rare and superb water-resistant stainless steel chronograph with 2-tone black dial and 2 counters. Pulsimetric and tachymetric scale. Hand-wound mechanical movement with column wheel, caliber 33.3 .
Interesting detail: as on the military watches of Rolex and Longines type, the last 3 digits of the watch’s number are engraved on one of the lugs as well as on the case back.
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When the CK 2077 was first launched in 1937, it was Omega’s first water-resistant wristwatch chronograph. It can be considered as a prototype that would open up a multitude of references for water-resistant chronographs.
This model from the early 1940’s is a very premature representation of this reference. It has survived the decades without a trace of wear and tear. It is equipped with an absolutely magnificent black lacquered dial and probably the rarest and most beautiful of the whole series with its 5 scales: telemeter; 60′ timer; Hermes hour; 30-pulse pulsometer and tachymeter snail scale. Two black counters with gold graduations. Preserved in a very good condition, its masculine aesthetics is reinforced by golden Hermes Arabic numerals. All these scales are very important for any military, medical, aviator crew but also for weather observers.
The most complete chronograph of its time.
The case retains excellent proportions and clean lines along the bezel and lugs. The screw-down case back is also engraved “Waterproof Modèle Deposé” (registered pattern), as this was still a new feature at the time.
With a large diameter of over 38 mm, it was oversized compared to the other watches at that time, but today it is considered as an ideal size for the majority of watch collectors.