Somlo Antiques

Stand:   247

Vintage wristwatches and antique pocket watches

35-36 Burlington Arcade
London, W1J 0QB
United Kingdom
T  +44 20 74 99 65 26

Gallery Information

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Artists Exhibited at the fair:

  • Vrard & Co Calcutta

    Vrard & Co Calcutta

  • Paris Cartier,

    Paris Cartier,

    Other Dealers:
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  • James Cox

    James Cox

    Biography : Born in London around 1723 Cox was a tailor’s son but by the age of only twenty-one, had established himself as a goldsmith, with a contemporary considering him to have ‘acquired great knowledge of precious stones by mere force of uncommon natural genius’. He opened a shop in Racquet Court, Fleet Street, London and dealt in a wide variety of work made from precious metals such as gold and silver and embellished with many precious stones such as amber, pearl and tortoiseshell. Cox became famous for a very specific genre: elaborate and luxurious musical and automaton clocks and watches, destined for the Ottoman, Indian and Chinese empires – especially for the court of the Chinese Emperor himself. Artist's Objects:
  • Andrew Grima

    Andrew Grima

    Biography : Andrew Grima was a British Royal jewellery, designer and artisan. He became the foremost modern jewellery designer in the West End of London in the 1960s and 1970s, selling designs from his exclusive gallery in Jermyn Street. In 1969, Grima was commissioned by OMEGA to create a collection of watches, which developed the idea of seeing time through gemstones. This collection became known as About Time. In the 1970’s Grima opened galleries in New York, Sydney and Tokyo. Grima used quartz as the watch glass for the focus of “Seeing time through gemstones”. Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Epoque Fine Jewels
  • Cartier, Paris

    Cartier, Paris

  • OMEGA Speedmaster Missions Collection

    OMEGA Speedmaster Missions Collection

    Detailed Description : Omega, “Speedmaster Missions Collection” No. 22 of 40 sets. Made in 1998. Extremely rare and impressive set of 23 Omega Speedmaster wristwatches in a large fitted case, comprising 22 Omega Speedmaster Professionals, Ref. ST 345.0022, with missions emblem on the subsidiary seconds dial, and one “Broad Arrow” replica, Ref. ST 345.0222, a display caliber 1861, and a loupe. Accompanied by the guarantee, instructions, original certificate and a book detailing the missions represented in the set. As a tribute to the legendary 'Speedmaster Professional', which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1997, Omega offered an exceptional collection of 23 Speedmaster watches presented in a case covered with genuine spacesuit cloth. The case contains a special series of 22 stainless steel Speedmaster watches, each with a different official NASA mission patch on its dial at 9 o'clock: from the August 1965 Gemini V to the November 1973 Skylab SL-4. The collection also includes a replica of the original 1957 Speedmaster with matte black dial, applied OMEGA logo, luminous hands, arrow-tipped hour hand and satin-finished steel bezel with tachometric scale. The Omega Speedmaster valise was produced in a numbered limited series of 50: 40 examples for commercial sale, including this one, plus 5 presentation sets and 5 'artist's proof' examples.