The limited edition Omega watches were designed to celebrate On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
January 17, 2022: In an incredibly lucky stroke, two Omega watches, which its owner had won in an online competition, were sold for a total of £25,520 at Fellows Auctioneers today.
The Seamaster Professional 300m watches - set number 11 of 257 ever made - were designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Their current (or should we say last) UK-based owner won the watches in an online competition which cost them just £2.99 to enter in 2021.
They then brought them to Fellows and after examining the watches in detail - which include a special edition Globe-Trotter suitcase - the auctioneers placed an estimate of £18,000 - £26,000 on the set. Selling today, the winning bidder secured the lot through online bidding for a hammer price of £20,000 (£25,520 including fees).
Included in the lot were two travel pouches, a jeweller's loupe designed as a calibrated Omega bezel, and two signed grey and black NATO style straps. A script reads ‘ORBIS.NON.SUFFICIT’ (Latin for The World is Not Enough). A reference card for each watch dated 31/12/2019 was also sold with the lot.
One of the watches features an 18 carat yellow gold case (reference 210.62.32) and the other sports a stainless steel case (reference 210.22.42). A hidden number 50 on the tenth hour of each marker celebrates the anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Laura Bishop, Watch Manager at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “Little extras such as the James Bond coat of arms being on the back of the watches only add to the intrigue of the items, which were viewed by many people in Birmingham and London. The watches have never been worn before and they’re in spectacular condition. They rounded off a brilliant first Watch auction of 2022 which has hopefully set a trend for our upcoming sales."