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Andrew Grima

circa 1970
An 18ct yellow gold 'Teak' watch by Andrew Grima for Omega as part of the 'About Time' collection.

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A yellow gold automatic ladies 'Teak' bracelet watch by Andrew Grima for Omega, c.1970, the wide straight strap finely crafted in textured 18ct yellow gold with a cushion-shaped face with yellow gold dial featuring black baton hour and minute hands and indicators beneath a glass of highly polished quartz crystal with a heavily textured bark-like gold surround, case number BA8305, movement number 23.999.815.
  • OriginSwitzerland
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsOval slice of polished quartz
  • Setting18ct yellow gold
  • Weight description126.7 grams
  • DimensionsCase diameter 39mm
Directors notes
In 1969 Andrew Grima was commissioned by Omega to create a collection of watches called ‘About Time’. Consisting of 85 pieces it included wristwatches, ring watches and pendant watches, all in Grima’s avant-garde architectural style. Each face was viewed though a crystal made from a gemstone rather than glass. Described by Grima as "the greatest challenge of my career", the collection took 64 craftspeople a year to complete and was launched at the Goldsmith’s Hall, London on the 5th May, 1970.

Grima, Andrew

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