A fine and attractive chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and box, made for the Japanese market

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 3570.40
    Case No: 77’128’825
    Model Name: Speedmaster “Racing Japan”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped “849”, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp “62”
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Omega warranty stamped with Japanese retailer, instruction manual, leather wallet, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its subsequent date of sale on 22nd July 2004 and its delivery to Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The first of the Omega Speedmaster “Racing” dials were initially introduced in the 1960’s with a total of three different variations or series. With an exceptional reception amongst collectors of vintage Speedmaster wristwatches and highly sought after, Omega introduced the limited ref. 3750.40 featuring a “Racing” dial inspired from its predecessors in 2004. Although the dial layout and design shares a similar appeal to examples from the 1960’s, the new featured vibrant luminous orange accents which applies to the logo, hour markers and chronographic hand. It is believed that the multi-colored dial provides an enhanced legibility for wearers especially with a contrasting light grey dial. The limited edition was made only for the Japanese market and it is believed that only 2,004 examples were made in total.

    The present example is presented with the original warranty and presentation box that was purchased by the original collector from a Japanese retailer.

  • 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. 3570.40
A fine and attractive chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and box, made for the Japanese market

歐米茄,「Speedmaster Professional Japan Racing」型號3570.40,限量版精鋼鏈帶計時腕錶,特為日本市場限量發行2004枚,約2004年製。附錶盒、原裝證書、配件

Circa 2004
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 75,000 
€6,300-8,600
$7,100-9,600

sold for HK$81,250

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