An exceedingly rare and completely original Omega stainless steel aviators’ wristwatch with matte gilt dial and revolving second time zone bezel
The present Omega reference CK2042 is the second variation of pilots watches made by Omega circa 1935-1939s. This particular timepiece was made as a tool watch for pilots and intended to be strapped over a flight jacket. The present watch features Arabic numerals in classic military style, and a rotatable 12 hour grooved inner bezel that can be used to track either a second time zone or the duration of a flight.
The present watch was produced in the late1930s and features a large case, generous lugs, original faceted crystal, and military numerals. The condition overall is superb with an unscratched case and matte black dial. We have tested the luminescent Arabic numbers under UV light and the radium appears to be 100% original and consistently aged.
The 15 jewel movement is very much consistent with a military watch: devoid of superfluous decoration but robust in every way. The movement is clean and keeps perfect time.
Attesting the historic significance of this model, in 2000, Omega launched a re-edition of this reference within their “Museum” collection – a collection that consists of limited edition re-edition of Omega’s most iconic pieces.
Reference No: CK 2042
Caliber 26,5 manual, 15 jewels
Movement No: 8.819.495
Case No: 9.530.084
Model Name: Aviator
Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet/Strap: Leather NATO strap (fixed bars)
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Literature: A similar timepiece is featured in John Goldberger’s “Omega Watches” book, page 21
Archival Document on Order from Omega