Lot #3172 – Omega Dynamic Targa Florio Chronograph Watch 5241.51.00

Estimate: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00

Limited edition gents stainless steel Omega Dynamic Targa Florio chronograph wristwatch, ref #5241.51.00.  Limited edition of 1973 pieces.  Black Omega Dynamic dial with two white registers.  Swiss made, self winding automatic movement.  Case back stamped in the center with the Sicilian symbol of the Trinacria with a winged Medusa’s head in the center surrounded by three stalks of wheat.  The symbol is encircled by Giro Di Sicilia Targa Florio and the limited edition number.  Comes on a stainless steel Omega bracelet with an Omega deployant buckle  Bracelet stamped #1571 with matching #871 end pieces.  Accompanied by an Omega watch box.  Approximate diameter is 39mm.

Introduced in 1906, Targa Florio was the oldest car racing event held in Sicily.  It was also a part of the World Sportscar Championship for 18 years starting in 1955 until 1973.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is good.  The inner and outer Omega boxes have wear as can be expected due to age and storage.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

In 1848, Louis Brandt founded La Generale Watch Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.  In 1903, he changed the name to Louis Brandt et Frere – Omega Watch & Co which was changed once more to the current Omega SA in 1982.  Throughout it’s rich history, Omega was chosen as the official watch for Britain’s Royal Flying Corps in 1917, the US Army in 1918, and most famously for NASA in 1969.  Some of Omega’s most well known models are – Omega Speedmaster Professional, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster, Omega Constellation, Omega De Ville, Omega Dynamic, Omega Flightmaster, and Omega Railmaster.  Not as widely known, Omega even created a Tourbillon in 1947.

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Description

Brand:  Omega
Model:  Dynamic Targo Florio Chronograph, Limited edition of 1973
Reference:  #5241.51.00 or #5241-51-00 or #5241.51 or #5241-51
Diameter:  39mm
Dial Color:  Black and white
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Band:  Stainless steel Omega bracelet with Omega deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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Omega