An extremely rare, unusual and oversized asymmetrical stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with gold and brown tropical dial, date, revolving inner bezel and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: ST146.011-69
    Movement No: 29'147'273
    Model Name: Seamaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 930, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 146.011, please see Omega Watches by John Goldberger, page 168.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the most eccentric Omega designs from the 1970s, the present lot is very unusual and has been given the nickname 'The Bullhead'. What further distinguishes 'The Bullhead' is the unusual arrangement of the chronograph pushers at the top of the case, hence the name 'Bullhead'. Having the chronograph button positioned here, adds more ease of accessibility when the user's hand is on the steering wheel of a car. The substantial asymmetrical case combined with its colourful dial make this design immediately recognizable, making this present watch one of the rarest and most collectible chronographs made by Omega.

  • 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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Ref. ST146.011-69
An extremely rare, unusual and oversized asymmetrical stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with gold and brown tropical dial, date, revolving inner bezel and bracelet

歐米茄,極罕有及獨特,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能、金及棕色錶盤、可旋轉內錶圈,“Seamaster”,型號ST146.011-69,1970年製

1970
42.5 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,500-5,900
$3,700-6,200

sold for HK$50,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016