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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 145.012-67 SP
    Movement No: 25’003’211
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 321, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel semi-expandable Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 516, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped “4.67”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Omega International guarantee dated 11th June 1968 stamped Joailleries Florentines Montreal, instruction manual, red pouch and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its production on 1st February 1968 and its subsequent delivery to Canada.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Speedmaster can be regarded as one of the most professional tool watches ever made with an incredible history and contribution to space travels. Robust and reliable the Omega Speedmaster was the first ever timepiece to ever surface the moon in 1969. However, prior to the important event, Omega has been rigorously testing and upgrading the Speedmaster to tackle the task via the ref. 145.012 and 105.012.

    Introduced in 1967 and remaining in production until the first half of 1969, the ref. 145.012 was the last Speedmaster reference to utilize the famous manual cal. 321. Differing from the ref. 105.012, the ref. 145.012 featured newly upgraded chronograph pushers that sits slightly higher with taller caps. The reference was witnessed on the wrists of astronauts Michael Collins (Apollo 11), Alan Shepard (Apollo 14) and Tom Stafford (Apollo-Soyuz). The picture perfect ref. 145.012-67 SP should be reflected inside the caseback, a type B1 dot diagonal 70 bezel, a spaced “T” dial, a 1039/516 stainless steel bracelet and a serial number from 24.066 million to usually 26.554 million with rare examples bearing 27.320 million serial.

    Vintage Omega Speedmasters are one of the most collected and celebrated timepieces, however it is extremely tough to find examples presented in excellent overall condition and with its original warranty and box. The present extremely well-preserved and absolutely original example is one of those rare birds. Referenced 145.012-67 SP stamped inside the caseback, the present example bears a correct 25 million serial, a dot diagonal 70 bezel, a “spaced T” dial, and its original period correct bracelet. Adding to its attraction and originality, the present example is accompanied by the full set of accessories including the original warranty dated June 1968 stamped by Montreal retailer, an Extract from the Archives from Omega confirming the production of the present watch in February 1968 and its delivery to Montreal Canada and its original fitted presentation box. Examples as such are extremely hard to come across, it is a perfect opportunity for the community of Speedmaster collectors to acquire a truly original and exceptional specimen of the famed model.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 145.012-67 SP
A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and box

1968
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 150,000 
€8,500-16,400
$10,000-19,200

Sold for HK$137,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020