A rare model launched in 1937. Aged silver dial with zones and a medallion featuring against a rays-of-glory background the legendary martyr St Christopher, the patron Saint of travellers and drivers, crossing a river and carrying on his shoulders the child Jesus.
Staybrite steel case equipped with a (still original) fluted rotating bezel with a mark to calculate travel duration.
According to the legendary, Christopher was initially called Reprobus. While serving the king of Canaan, he took it into his head to go and serve "the greatest king there was". He went to the king who was reputed to be the greatest, but one day he saw the king cross himself at the mention of the devil. On thus learning that the king feared the devil, he departed to look for the devil. He came across a band of marauders, one of whom declared himself to be the devil, so Christopher decided to serve him. But when he saw his new master avoid a wayside cross and found out that the devil feared Christ, he left him and enquired from people where to find Christ. He met a hermit who instructed him in the Christian faith. Christopher asked him how he could serve Christ. The hermit suggested that because of his size and strength Christopher could serve Christ by assisting people to cross a dangerous river, where they were perishing in the attempt. The hermit promised that this service would be pleasing to Christ.
After Christopher had performed this service for some time, a little child asked him to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child: "You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were." The child replied: "You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your king, whom you are serving by this work." The child then vanished.
Object nr: 243
Reference: CK 2041
Movement: Cal. 23,4 SC T1, nr: 9139037
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 28,5mm, without crown,
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather strap and an original Gay Freres ”Bonklip”
Lug Width: 16mm
A lovely and rare vintage Omega ”travellers watch” in lovely condition! The dial is very, very nice despite its age, it is really as good as it seems in the pictures. The watch still got the original bezel and the case is still in a very good condition, no deep scratches - just some small signs of wear, but what to expect for a vintage watch from 1942?
Sold ”as is"!
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