Watch connoisseurs and novices alike know the brand Omega well, both for their watches and for their place in history. Omega became the official timekeeper of the 1932 Olympic games in Los Angeles and has remained so ever since. It was also the only watch to survive NASA testing. In short, Omega watches are known for their precision and quality.
At Worthy, we have had the privilege to auction many Omega watches over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive auctions for Omega Watches we’ve seen.
Omega released the original Seamaster 300 in 1957 and has, in recent years, released an upgraded version of this classic in the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial. As Omega says, “Like its historic predecessor, the upgraded Seamaster 300 features asymmetrical case and lugs as well as a dark dial, lighter indexes and big hands and numbers for easier reading in various lighting conditions.” This watch sold for $2,652.
As Omega says, “The De Ville Co-Axial is a celebration of classic watch design and innovative mechanical watchmaking.” This watch features a stainless steel case and black leather band. It sold for $2,676.
While this watch is quite impressive, Omega is no longer making it. According to the watchmakers, “This Omega Speedmaster Professional “ Moonphase” Chronograph features a black dial graced by a small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand, and is covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A fourth sub-dial, at the 12’clock position, has moonphase and date indicators.
The black bezel, with its tachymetric scale, is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case and presented on a black leather strap. At the heart of this timepiece is Omega’s mechanical calibre 1866, a manual-winding movement visible through the transparent caseback. This watch sold for $2,715.
This watch features chronographic complications, a yellow gold case and leather band. It sold for $2,790.
“It was with Omega’s maritime legacy in mind that the brand launched its Planet Ocean line in 2005. The stylish Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph pays homage to Omega’s dive watch heritage.” This watch was created to withstand a 2000 foot dive and has a helium-escape valve. It features a stainless steel case and band, a black dial, and decorative orange bezel. It sold for $2,917.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra was intended to be a versatile watch, able to be worn casually by men and women for any occasion. This women’s watch features a yellow gold case and bracelet, with a diamond bezel. There are also diamonds at each of the hour markers. It sold for $3,024.
This version of the Speedmaster Chronograph features a gray dial, a diamond-set red gold bezel, a stainless steel case, and brown leather band. It sold for $3,600.
This is one of the first versions of the Speedmaster watch. It features a stainless steel case and band, black dial, and black bezel. It sold for $7,398.15.
Another vintage version of the Speedmaster, this watch arrived at our offices as just a case, however it is currently the most expensive Omega watch sold at Worthy. The case is stainless steel and it sold for $7770.