Lot #3178 – Omega Museum Pilot Watch 5770.73.03

Estimate: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00

Stainless steel Omega Museum Collection Pilot wristwatch, ref #5770.73.03.  White mother of pearl Omega dial with red outlined Arabic hour markers.  Sub-seconds dial at the 6 o’clock.  Bi-directional rotating coin edge bezel.  Swiss made, self winding automatic movement.  Comes on a brown leather Omega strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.  Accompanied by an Omega watch box.  Approximate diameter is 40mm.

Has minor areas of discoloration on a couple of the hour markers.  Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is very 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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Brand:  Omega
Model:  Museum Pilot
Reference:  #5770.73.03 or #57707303 or #5770-73-03 or #5770/73/03
Diameter:  40mm
Dial Color:  White
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Band:  Leather Omega strap with stainless steel Omega tang buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA