It is not too late to get to the topic. Rolex and Omega are a pair of ‘rivals’, each of which is famous for each other. Rolex has a water ghost, Omega has a hippocampus; Rolex has Daytona, Omega has a superpower; Rolex has DD, and Omega has a constellation. Rolex and Omega are incompatible. Until one day, Rolex and Omega also ‘hit their faces.’ ‘Crashing’ is the enamel watch of Rolex and Omega. The dial of the Rolex watch is exactly the same as the dial of the Omega watch. Yes, except the ‘crown’ and ‘resistance’ on the disk are different, everything else is the same.
This is the case. In history, since both Rolex and Omega had ordered dials from the same enamel artist, there was a case of ‘hitting the face’ on the dials of Rolex and Omega watches. The enamel artist painted the same patterns for both Omega and Rolex. Coincidentally, both Rolex enamel watches and Omega enamel watches with the same pattern were taken to the auction house for auction. The same pattern, different brands, the results are completely different.
Rolex Poseidon enamel watch (top) and Omega Poseidon enamel watch (bottom), we can see that the two watches are the same.
The enamel watches with the same pattern are Rolex 8382 and Omega 2767-6 SC. Both watches are patterned by enamel artist Nelly Richard (sold by Stern). The dials of the two watches are painted with a filigree enamel and a seahorse motif. The pattern is taken from Greek mythology. The sea god on the pattern is Neptune in Greek mythology. He holds a trident and controls two sea horses. He is the protector of sea sailors, protects them from storms at sea and blesses them to catch enough fish to return. It is very interesting that when Nelly Richard painted the same filigree enamel dial for Rolex and Omega, the price charged was different. It is understood that Nelly Richard, the Omega’s Poseidon dial, charged 86 Swiss francs (finally Stern sold it to Omega at 155 Swiss francs). This omega filigree enamel dial was the most expensive because it was charged to the Rolex dial. For 68 Swiss francs, Patek Philippe’s dial was charged 60 Swiss francs. Nelly Richard worked for Stern from the 1940s to the 1950s, and unfortunately, the jealous and talented man died at a young age.
Rolex Eurasian enamel watch detail.
The two watches were auctioned at different auction companies. Rolex was filmed at Riche, Omega was filmed at Antigoron. Rolex’s valuation was 300,000 to 600,000 Swiss francs, which was finally sold at 394,000 Swiss francs, about 2.76 million yuan; Omega’s valuation was 25,000 to 45,000 Swiss francs, and finally sold at 97,350 Swiss francs Out, about RMB 680,000.
Omega Poseidon enamel watch detail.
The transaction prices of both watches are relatively high, but Rolex is obviously higher. On the one hand, I think that Rolex produces less on enamel watches than Omega. Another important reason is that this Rolex was produced in about 1953. There is an ‘unusual’ 37 mm caliber. The same pattern of Omega produced in 1952, the size of the mainstream 34 mm at the time. 36mm is a watershed. Men’s watches of 36mm and above can now be shot. Some performances below 36 can’t be shot (see personal preference). Of course, the different results of Omega and Rolex also reflect the different levels of acceptance of Rolex and Omega.
Since the number of Rolex and Omega enamel watches is relatively small, at the end, I will show you a few more Rolex and Omega history enamel watches.
First is Omega: