Rolex And Omega ‘hit Their Faces’ …

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:

Then Rolex:

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A Panerai Antique Watch Equipped With A Rolex Movement Was Sold For 1.73 Million Yuan.

On January 23, 2019, the Artcurial auction house photographed an extremely rare Panerai Radiomir ‘TypeA’ Ref.6152 watch (No. 116) at the Monaco Yacht Club. The watch was originally owned by Rear Admiral AmedeoVesco who participated in the MASFlotilla commando during World War II. It was valued at 80,000 to 120,000 euros before the auction, and the final transaction price reached 226,000 euros (about 1.73 million yuan).

   This watch has a 47 mm diameter steel pincushion case with a screw-down winding crown and case back. The black dial is decorated with Arabic numerals, stick hour markers and fluorescent hands, and engraved with ‘RADIOMIRPANERAI’. Built-in Rolex movement, this movement contains 15 gems and is retouched in Geneva.

   In the early 1950s, Ref. 6152 replaced the legendary Ref. 3646. Regardless of its provenance, technical and aesthetic characteristics, Ref. 6152 has historical significance in all aspects, and is therefore welcomed by many collectors. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Athens ‘hms Caesar’ Gilt Enamel Painted Watch

The colors are bright and pure, and the picture is dynamic and proportioned. Athens’s skill in enamel is extraordinary. Self-winding U N-8 1 5 movement, certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), white gold case, 40 mm diameter, enamel-painted HMS Caesar dial, alligator strap, water-resistant to 50 meters, limited to 30 pieces worldwide

Reference price: 331200 yuan
Enamel watch

    In recent years, enamel watches have gradually entered an ascending channel, with increasingly rich varieties and increasing numbers (both domestic brands and Swiss brands are doing), but the price has always remained firm, so it has also involved many topics such as appreciation, investment, and collection. In fact, to ask why the enamel watch is so attractive and so unattainable, it is nothing more than two words, one is ‘fine’ and the other is ‘rare’. This is also the commonality of all artworks and luxury goods, but This is particularly true on enamel watches. As one of the decorative arts of watches, enamel crafts are various handicrafts combined with practicality and appreciation value made by fine art techniques. They are both material products and have different levels of spiritual aesthetics. As a material product, it reflects the material production and technological development level of a certain era and society; as a spiritual product, its visual image (modeling, color, decoration) reflects the aesthetics of a certain era.
    Watches appear in the ‘Ten Beauty’ recommendation are basically collection-level watches. Note that the collection level refers to a table with complex functions, luxurious materials, scarce production, and memorable meaning, but it may not necessarily be a watch with potential for appreciation. Now many people mention watches, not to mention what functional styles they like, but to ask what kind of watch can appreciate and maintain value, it seems that buying a watch is not for consumption, but for investment. Some foreign media commented that our Chinese are: Can’t even be happy, but still want to pursue happiness? For those who have the money to afford a ‘ten beauty’ watch, happiness is actually very simple, provided that the idea is not too complicated.

Gp Girard Perregaux La Esmeralda Golden Bridge Tourbillon Changed To Platinum Before Setting Off. Unique Design Thought It Was A Bracelet

In 2016, on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of GP Girard-Perregaux, the La Esmeralda tourbillon watch in rose gold was inspired by the first pocket watch with the three golden bridge tourbillons. This tourbillon watch also won the ‘Tourbillon Chronograph Award’ at the 2016 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards. By 2019, Girard Perregaux once again launches the platinum La Esmeralda tourbillon watch with a time-honored design and a more stylish appearance. It is a masterpiece of uniqueness among similar watches.

The La Esmeralda Tourbillon watch has an arrow-shaped surface that is mirror-polished, the arrow blades are manually chamfered, and the sides are polished with straight grain

The Sanjinqiao Tourbillon movement is distinguished by its unparalleled and unparalleled design. Since its introduction in 1860, the basic structure has remained unchanged, becoming the oldest movement still in production in the history of horology. The main splint is equipped with a pure gold bridge plate, a barrel, a drive train and a tourbillon, showing the subtle ingenuity that combines aesthetics, technology and symbolism. The double arrow design is entirely hand-decorated and inspired by the bridges of the famous pocket watch La Esmeralda in the past. The arrow-shaped surface is mirror-polished, the arrow blades are manually chamfered, and the sides are polished with a straight grain process.

The ruby ​​bearing at 12 o’clock is the core of the barrel, and the miniature automatic disc is hidden behind the gear under the bearing.

In order to enhance the beauty of the visual contrast and capture the light more completely, the bridge arm is manually polished by a grinder to produce fine rounded corners. In the center of the bridge arm, the diamond base is fixed by two screws. The cylinder, center wheel and tourbillon frame must be aligned on the same plane. The watch’s tourbillon frame, which consists of 80 parts, is completely polished by hand, and only skilled assemblers can do it. The perfectly balanced body features a unique hand-polished lyre shape that showcases a major feature of the brand.

The rotating tourbillon frame is beautiful and fascinating; it is equipped with a high balance moment balance wheel, which can vibrate 21,600 times per hour

The watch is equipped with the GP09400-0016 movement, with a thickness of 8.41 mm. It takes one month to assemble 310 parts. The three-part structure of the main splint is obvious. La Esmeralda Tourbillon inherits the famous timepieces that Girard-Perregaux praised for its history, and interprets the brand’s unique aesthetic style.

La Esmeralda Tourbillon

Platinum material / GP09400-0016 self-winding movement / hour, minute display / sapphire crystal, transparent case back / waterproof 39m / diameter 44mm / reference price: 1,400,000 RMB