A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wrist watch with mocca "tropical" dial

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 145.022-69
    Movement No: 29'117'240
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on April 3, 1970 and delivery to Mexico.
    Literature: Reference 145.022-69 is illustrated in Moonwatch Only by Gregoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié pp 292-301

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega reference 145.022-69 is the last Pre-Moon model as it was designed before the first moon landing in July 1969 but only launched in December 1969 and in production until around 1971. The first models were produced with the Seahorse logo and brand name on the back while subsequent versions made reference to the moon landing.

    Successor to the references 105.003 and 105.012 this reference was the first to feature the new painted logo and shorter hour markers.

    The main noticeable and most appealing feature of the present Speedmaster is the harmonious and balanced dark chocolate “tropical” dial giving the watch a very fresh and graphic appearance. According to scholarship this color change is normal for watches with serial numbers between 2911xxxx and 2960xxxx.

    In overall very good condition and with correct Dot over 90 bezel, the present Speedmaster with chocolate brown dial is a perfect watch for the collector wishing to take his or her first steps into the exciting world of vintage Speedmaster collecting.

  • Maker Bio

    Omega

    Swiss • 1848

    Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon.

    Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg.

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Omega

Ref. 145.022-69
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wrist watch with mocca "tropical" dial

1970
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,000-10,600
$8,200-12,300

sold for CHF18,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018